Category Archives: Christmas

Sunday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

O Holy Night“ (“Cantique de Noël“) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet, had been asked by a … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, also known as “Let It Snow“, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Please Come Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song, released in 1960, by the American blues singer and pianist Charles Brown. Hitting Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in December 1961, the tune Brown co-wrote with Gene Redd peaked at position #76. … Continue reading

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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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