Bruce Springsteen doesn't really excite me the way he used to. I suspect that's true for most of us (....well, except for the ones for whom it isn't. Which always strikes me as strange and a little bit sad, but whatever).
Anyway, I used to mark the official start of the holiday season by whenever I first heard this song on the radio. And it always put me in a great mood.
This isn't the version that's on the radio each year, but I like it a little better. Springsteen is more awkward on stage, but he also seems to be genuinely enjoying himself, and not displaying any of that odd, swaggering self-consciousness that the elder Springsteen lives within.