Christmas music can be fun.  Christmas can be inspiring.  Christmas music can make you cry.  Christmas music can bring back memories. 

Later in this blog post I will tell you about my favorite Christmas songs and why.

How about some triva about Christmas songs

  1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was written in 15 minutes, was originally recorded by Vince Vance and the Valliant’s and Mariah Carey recorded it in August
  2. When Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” in 1958, she was only 13 years old.

“Jingle Bells” is over 150 years old.  It was published in 1857 . . . and was intended to be a THANKSGIVING song, not a Christmas song.

Thurl Ravenscroft sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” . . . and was also the voice of Tony the Tiger for over 50 years.

Irving Berlin wrote the song, “White Christmas” . . . and hated Elvis Presley’s version so much, he tried to get it BANNED from the radio.

  1. “Silver Bells” was originally called “Tinkle Bell”.

The writer changed it after his wife mentioned the double-meaning of the word “tinkle.” ( ROFL)

  1. “The Chipmunk Song” is still the only Christmas song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” was written as a call for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
  3. Eartha Kitt did a follow-up to “Santa Baby” the following year called This Year’s Santa Baby.
  4. Bing Crosby did not want to record Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth with David Bowie. But after hearing it he loved it

 

 

When it comes to Christmas music we all have our favorites and some that drive us crazy.  Several years ago KOOL 1039 did a vote on the song “Jingle Bells” and overwhelmingly you said NOOOOOOOO!   We do not play the Barking dogs.  However I recorded some of the comments you made and mixed with the Barking Dogs.   The only place you can hear it is here on Dave’s blog. 

 It is well known I grow tired of Christmas music, but I am not a Bah Humbug kind of guy.  So now a list of my favorite Christmas song

  1. Little St Nick, Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (Muppets) it was part of the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas.  I crack up every time when Animal sings background vocals
  2. Do you hear what I hear, just a beautiful song

8… White Christmas, the Drifters not because of Home alone but it is one of my favorites because of a former Co- Worker.   She could sing really deep and I would chime in with a Falsetto voice.  It was really funny!

  1. Tennessee Christmas, The 1st time I heard this song I was living in Idaho and very homesick and it just hit me that I really missed my family
  2. The 12 pains of Christmas. Face it sometimes the Holidays are a pain.  I laugh every time I hear the man say “One light goes out they all go out”

5 Christmas in Dixie.  Another song that came out while I was so far away from home.  The line about “Graceland all in lights” hit home.  We used to go see Graceland every year,

  1. Celebrate me Home—Kenny Loggins. Not just a favorite Christmas song, but one of my favorite songs of all time.    I saw Kenny in concert and he sang this song in August!
  2. Merry Christmas Darling. Karen Carpenter singing a great song from my favorite Christmas album.  And on top of that I get points from my wife every time I play it!    I need all the points I can get.  I wonder if I will get points for putting this in my blog!
  3. Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie. The Harmonies are incredible
  4. O Holy night- it says it all why we celebrate this season in one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.

 

So there you go.  By the time Christmas arrives I will be so sick of Christmas music but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it.

On top of that my wife loves Christmas music and I need all the points I can get!

 

Today on the morning show:  Those were the days

 

Stupid news: Go to Jail!  Don’t pass go.  Go Directly to Jail.   Love that Chicken and GET OUT OF THE WAY!  Road Rage.

 

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