Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known[1] and commonly sung[2] American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont(1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too “racy” (and secular) to be sung by a children’s church choir in the days it was written.[3]

Although originally intended for the Thanksgiving season,[3] and having no connection to Christmas,[4] it became associated with Christmas music and the holiday season in general decades after it was first performed on Washington Street in Boston in 1857. Some area choirs adopted it as part of their repertoire in the 1860s and 1870s, and it was featured in a variety of parlor-song and college anthologies in the 1880s.[5] It was first recorded in 1889 on an Edison cylinder.[

This was Sinatra’s first full-length Christmas album. It features the Ralph Brewster Singers along with an orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins.

Capitol reissued the album in 1963 with different cover art and a new title, The Sinatra Christmas Album, both of which also featured on the album’s initial 1987 compact disc pressing. The original title and cover were eventually restored for subsequent CD pressings in 1990 and 1999. In 2001, the album art was altered from its 1957 version.

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40 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Amazing! Congratulations Caleb!

    Here is the story:

    “4-year-old Chicago boy reads 100 books in one day, parents stream on Facebook”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Did anyone else watch the Psych Movie last week?
    I enjoyed it; they are still all crazy in that universe of theirs.

  3. Ametia says:

    Two Sisters Are Launching A Clothing Line ‘SASS-E TODDS’ Aimed At Providing Fashion For Kids
    Entrepreneurs at such a young age.

  4. rikyrah says:

    It is so important to emphasize that Roy Moore’s background as a child molester is only one part of his unacceptable and sordid resume. Racist who believes the times were better under slavery. A man who prefers Putin’s Russia to our America. A man who spit on the constitution.

    — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) December 11, 2017

  5. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    News outlets including The Associated Press filed a motion in federal court Friday arguing that a document containing the names of investors in some Kushner Cos. apartment buildings in Maryland should be unsealed and available to the media.

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 9, 2017

  6. rikyrah says:

    With Republicans joining #Trump in his attacks on Mueller, our
    democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago. We are far closer to the edge than we want to think. My column

    — EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) December 11, 2017

  7. #AlabamaSenateRace


    Get your souls to the polls, take someone with you. Text 5 friends to encourage them to vote. Give a ride to someone who needs one. #DougJonesForSenate

  8. Where is @SenGillibrand press conference with 30 or so Democrats calling for Trump’s resignation?

  9. rikyrah says:

    Many themes of Trump dossier have borne out over time
    Rachel Maddow reviews how recent revelations and admissions by Trump team members have shown many of the themes of the Trump dossier to have merit.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Steele dossier hotly debated as Trump Russia ties become scandal
    Rachel Maddow looks at fallout and firings in the Donald Trump administration as Trump team ties to Russia turned into scandal and the Trump dossier continued to be a point of fierce controversy.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Publication of Trump dossier triggered controversy and debate
    Rachel Maddow examines the decision by Buzzfeed News to publish the Trump dossier as it became known that the memos were guiding high-level decision-making, and the resulting controversy, backlash, and debate

  12. Don’t listen to this, people! It’s a trick to reduce turnout.



  13. rikyrah says:

    First public news of dossier lost amid 2016 bombshells
    Rachel Maddow looks back at how David Corn of Mother Jones was first to publish a story about the Trump dossier and its author, Christopher Steele, but public attention was drawn to the Access Hollywood tape and the FBI’s announcement about Hillary Clinton’s emails

  14. rikyrah says:

    Trump regard for Russia raised red flags for journalists in 2016
    Rachel Maddow describes how American journalists began to pick up on clues that Russia had a peculiar relationship with the Trump campaign as Dossier author Christopher Steele began sharing his findings with the FBI.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Trump dossier work began as Russian hack of DNC became known
    Rachel Maddow looks at the background of the former British spy, Christopher Steele whose memos would become known as the Trump dossier, and the early signs in the 2016 election that Russia was exerting undue influence.

    • Ametia says:

      LOL It’s Peele at his finest. Although the subject matter is no joke, the irony of the behaviors….. Comedy is used to open folks up to those deep, dark, TRUTHS.

  16. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “APeoplesJourney: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality” (posted on Youtube by the National Museum of African American History and Culture) :

  17. rikyrah says:

    To feel this kind of joy about anything these days…

  18. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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