Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

“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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26 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

  1. rikyrah says:

    Things to be thankful for…
    SG2 has begun treating us with Christmas Music 🤗😍😊👏👏

  2. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

    • Good morning, everyone!

      Sun is shining bright here and it’s a good day to do some Christmas shopping. Enjoy your weekend.

      • Ametia says:

        Good Morning, SG2 & 3Chics Family!

        Great song to start the weekend. Thank you.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        Good afternoon SG2. The sun is shining here also! Hope you have a good shopping day.

        After much thought over the last few weeks, I have decided to close my WordPress account. I imagine my avatar will change to a generic one here (maybe everywhere) when I close it after posting this comment.

        I have spent my year in direct community activities and rallies, and hope to keep that up. Right now things are quite busy. I had a health scare a year and a half ago, but am doing well and am in good health by following my doctor’s advice. I am so grateful for being in good health!

        I love you all!!! I have learned so much about the important issues from you, SG2, Rikyrah, Ametia, and Liza, Vitamin, and Eli and GrannyST! You all are making a the world a better place!

        I will come back often just to read all of your posts and contributions. Thank you so much for all that you do.

        Love you all!

      • rikyrah says:


        You don’t be a stranger 🤗🤗

      • Ametia says:

        Yahtzee, thank you, for all your contributions to 3 Chics. You’ve helped enrich our community with your loving .& kind presence. Please stop by any time. We consider you family here. Don’t be a stranger. ❤️

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