Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

beautiful-christmas-candles-5Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca9-30776.

Although Decca released it in both 1958 and again in 1959, it did not sell well until Lee became a popular star in 1960; that Christmas season, it hit #14 on the Billboard pop chart and turned into a perennial holiday favorite. It continued to sell well during the holiday season, hitting #5 on the Christmas chart as late as 1984. Brenda Lee’s recording still receives a great deal of airplay. Despite the song’s title, its instrumentation also fits the Country genre which Brenda Lee more fully embraced as her career evolved. Despite her mature-sounding voice, she recorded this song when she was only 14 years old. The recording featured Hank Garland’s ringing guitar.

For decades, Brenda Lee’s recording was the only notable version of the song. Radio stations ranging from Top 40 to Adult Contemporary to Country Music to Oldies to even Adult Standards played this version.

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65 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

  1. Ametia says:

    Michelle O & Valerie J on BET now

  2. Ametia says:

    Surprised she wasn’t sitting behind “W”

  3. Ametia says:

    State AGs Just Subpoenaed All Of Trump’s Tax Returns

    From the article:

    The state attorney generals who are suing Donald Trump for Emoluments Clause violations are demanding that he turn over all of his tax returns.
    Read the subpoenas:

    The truth about Trump’s corrupt abuse of the presidency is coming to light, and the end result could be impeachment of this president.

    To see the subpoenas:

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  5. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : December 5, 2018

    Abandon: noun uh-BAN-dun

    Definition: a thorough yielding to natural impulses; especially : enthusiasm, exuberance

  6. rikyrah says:

    In defiance of voters’ will, Wisconsin GOP advances brazen power-grab
    12/05/18 10:54 AM—UPDATED 12/05/18 11:02 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The election results in Wisconsin this year were unmistakable: voters in the Badger State handed Democrats victories up and down the ballot. As the dust settled on Election Day, we saw that voters had elected a Democratic governor, re-elected a Democratic U.S. senator, re-elected a Democratic secretary of state, and elected a Democratic state attorney general. Even in the state legislature, Democratic candidates easily won the most votes.
    As regular readers know, Wisconsin Republicans have responded to the election results with truly radical tactics, scrambling to approve a new power-grab before Dems take office in the new year. The agenda is as brazen as it is aggressive, targeting voting rights, election results, and the powers of state offices the GOP will no longer control.

    As of this morning, the agenda – unveiled late on Friday – is now on its way to becoming law.

    The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

    Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to reduce the powers of incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Both Evers and Kaul urged Republicans not to do it, warning that lawsuits would bring more gridlock to Wisconsin when the new administration, and the first divided government in 10 years, takes over.

    But Republicans forged ahead regardless, passing it 17-16 with all Republicans except one in support. All Democrats voted against it. The Assembly was expected to pass the bill later Wednesday, sending it on to Walker for his consideration. Walker has signaled support.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Mueller memo on Flynn shows cooperation on three investigations

    Rachel Maddow takes viewers page-by-page through Robert Mueller’s freshly published and heavily redacted memorandum on the sentencing of disgraced former Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.
    Dec. 4, 2018

    • rikyrah says:

      I’m going to repeat:

      It hurts their heart that the only pictures that they have of Mr. Bradford are of him in various military uniforms. You know it pisses them off.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone😊😊😊

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