Category Archives: Christmas Songs

Thursday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Jingle Bells“ is a song featured in the 1948 album, Christmas Songs by Sinatra. Sinatra rerecorded this song in his Capitol album, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra. A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra is a Christmas album by American … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 (in the USA),[2] and by EMI on the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Silver Bells” is a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. “Silver Bells” was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Sleigh Ride” is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. Lyrics, about a person who … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), better known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. Ray was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm & … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Carol of the Bells” is a popular Americanized version of a Ukrainian Christmas carol. It is a choral work by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych as “Shchedryk“ and translated, or rather, adapted to English by Peter J Wilhousky who wrote and … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside“ is a pop standard with words and music by Frank Loesser. The song is popularly associated with winter weather, and although it does not refer to any specific time or holiday, it is commonly played alongside … Continue reading

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