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Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites with vocal assistance from the Raelettes and an appearance by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. The ten tracks mix standards and originals, including “Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) is a Christmas holiday song originally sung by Darlene Love and included on the 1963 Christmas compilation album, A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records. The song was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. It is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays and is a longstanding staple of Christmas music, especially in the country genre. The song was … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

Rockin’ 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 … Continue reading

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Sunday Praise & Worship | Christmas Jams

“What Child Is This?” is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“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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