Posts Tagged ‘Christmas music’

The Coasters, “Frosty the Snowman”

December 23, 2013
A Little Golden Book storybook edition of the ...

A Little Golden Book storybook edition of the popular song (1950). The illustrator was Corinne Malvern. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, let’s have a temporary break from the alone at Christmas, lone hitchhiker trudging through the snow Christmas can really bring you down songs.

The Coasters bring a little joy back to Christmas with this version of “Frosty the Snowman” and the magic in the silk hat does the rest.

Still, wouldn’t it be great to mash this up with “Youngblood”? “I saw him standing on the corner, melting with the rising of the sun.”

Jerry Lee Lewis, “I Can’t Have a Merry Christmas (Mary, Without You)

December 23, 2013
Publicity photo of Jerry Lee Lewis.

Publicity photo of Jerry Lee Lewis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A dear friend in New York City was listening to this year’s playlist and emailed me to confirm that this is Jerry Lee Lewis. It is, indeed, the Killer in a more honky tonk mode than we tend to associate him with. How many Christmas songs are there about that special person who is missing at the end of December. I Can’t Have a Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You) deserves to be played more often. It may not be “Christmas, Baby, Please Come Home,” but it captures the melancholy side of the holiday.

Dance Hall Crashers — I Did It For the Toys

December 13, 2011
Polski: Zabawki (maskotki) English: Toys

Image via Wikipedia

This one is so naughty it’s nice.

Dance Hall CrashersI Did It for the Toys

Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas

November 29, 2011

Ron Sexsmith – Maybe This Christmas

 

Teddy Thompson — Christmas

November 28, 2011

Teddy Thompson performing “Christmas.”┬áNot a very good recording, but it’ll do.

 

The Stanley Brothers Christmas is Near

November 27, 2011

The Stanley Brothers–Christmas is Near.

Christmas Time Is Here. . . Again

November 25, 2011

I’ve been away for awhile, but I’m back with holiday songs that have appeared on holiday recordings

This is Ivy with Christmas Time is Here.