Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”. The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit for Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra on September 18, 1951, and released on RCA Victor as 47-4314 (45 rpm) and 20-4314 (78 rpm). Bing Crosby recorded a version on October 1, 1951, which was also widely played.

A popular belief in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, holds that Willson wrote the song while staying in Yarmouth’s Grand Hotel.[1] The song makes reference to a “tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well…”; the park being Frost Park, directly across the road from the Grand Hotel, which still operates in a newer building on the same site as the old hotel.[2]

It is also possible that the “Grand Hotel” Wilson mentions in the song was inspired by the Historic Park Inn Hotel in his hometown of Mason City, Iowa. The Park Inn Hotel is the last remaining hotel in the world designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and is situated in downtown Mason City overlooking central park.

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33 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

  1. rikyrah says:

    House Dems will hold a press conference today to announce their support for Mueller, will also announce a letter of support signed by 171 members of Congress.
    (Between this & Warner’s speech yesterday, Dems seem really worried Trump will move to fire Mueller over the holidays.)

    — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) December 21, 2017

  2. rikyrah says:

    Jerry Nadler, who has been fighting Trump for literally 40 years and whom Trump in the 1980s identified as one of his most hated politicians in the whole country, now top Dem on the committee that could oversee impeachment

    — Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) December 20, 2017

  3. Liza says:

    If this is true, DJ needs to get his mind right and soon.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos

    LONDON — Official portraits showing an informal and affectionate Prince Harry with his fiance Meghan Markle were released Thursday to mark the couple’s engagement ahead of their wedding next year.

    The pictures were taken by New York-based celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House, part of the royal estate at Windsor, near London.

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning, Rikyrah and Everyone :)

    Thanks for another great Christmas song, SG2 🎄

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
    Soon the bells will start,
    And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
    Right within your heart.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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