Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jukebox Saturday Night for Dec. 26th, 2015: The Day After Christmas Yuletide Standards Edition

OK, I know it's the day after Christmas -- and a near-record warm one at that -- but I think we can still dedicate at least part of this Jukebox Saturday Night entry to a few of the yuletide standards ...


"Do You Hear What I Hear?" as performed by Bing Crosby in a released single (1963)

I love this song as Crosby crooned it in that wonderful baritone and with the uplifting choral backup.

"Said the night wind to the little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite ... "

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"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives on album of same name (1965)

This video version of it is a nice sing-a-long one.

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"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams from The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963)

This particular version features an original audio track dubbed over a live performance on some unspecified program at some unspecified time. It (mostly) works.

Chester and I have our own version of this song that we somehow developed involving extensive use of the word "hosebag" and it goes something like:

It's the hosebaggiest time of the year / They'll be hosings and baggings and baggings and hosings out in the snow! They'll be tales of the glories of giant hosebaggings from long, long ago!

Something like that.

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"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee from her album Merry Christmas from Brenda Lee (1958)

This is a wonderful song. In its way, it's a mix of American music styles at their best. Of note, Ms. Lee, now 71, was only 13 when she recorded this song.

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And, of course ...


"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey from her album Merry Christmas (1994)

'Nuff said.

--Regulus

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