Christmas music embodies the spirit of the season, much as the National Anthem evokes Independence Day and the ambient compositions of Philip Glass reflect the existential angst of Valentine’s Day. Treat ears to Yuletide tunes with today’s GrouponLive deal to A Johnny Mathis Christmas at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland on Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $36, you get one balcony-rear ticket (up to a $72 value, including all fees).
- For $47, you get one orchestra-rear ticket (up to a $94 value, including all fees).<p>
Two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Mathis drapes traditional holiday songs in the golden tinsel of his tenor. From elegant pop classics such as “Chances Are” and “Wonderful, Wonderful” to his storied take on “The Christmas Song,” Johnny’s inimitable lilt has given listeners an oasis from passing fads such as spandex jazz for nearly six decades. On an anniversary tour celebrating 56 years of melody making, Johnny greets fans with an effervescent smile and the world’s luckiest microphone, crooning Yuletide carols that evoke toasty hearths and mistletoe canoodling, and that warm the ears like a hunting cap filled with spiced cider. Built to adorn a 1930s movie palace, the Paramount Theatre’s art-deco mosaics, carved-glass fountain of light, and gilded sculptural details firmly prevent the evening’s fuzzy feelings from escaping the auditorium.