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My Favorite Christmas Songs 2017 #3

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” Darlene Love, 1963

This classic often accompanies Christmas scenes in movies, and why shouldn’t it?  It’s a wonderful song.

TRIVIA: Darlene Love appeared on David Letterman’s late night show nearly every year from 1986-2014 to perform this song.

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My Favorite Christmas Songs 2016 #10

“Snoopy’s Christmas,” The Royal Guardsmen, 1967

The Royal Guardsmen recorded a few songs featuring the coolest cartoon dog to ever grace a comic strip, including this Christmas tune.  The song is often erroneously referred to as ‘Snoopy and the Red Baron,’ which was actually the Guardsmen’s first Snoopy song.

TRIVIA: The song may have been inspired by the real-life World War I “Christmas truce” that took place in 1914 on the Western front.

That’s the list for this year!  Thanks for reading, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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My Favorite Christmas Songs 2016 #8

Soundtrack: “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Various, 1993

While not quite ‘traditional’ Christmas music, the movie and soundtrack provide a fun take on the holiday, as evidenced by Jack’s attempt to explain Christmas to the residents of Halloweentown below.

TRIVIA: Jack’s songs are sung by Danny Elfman, but he does not voice the character in the movie.  The soundtrack album features an unused opening/closing recording of the narration by Sir Patrick Stewart.

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My Favorite Christmas Songs 2016 #2

“Where Are You, Christmas?” Taylor Momsen, 2000

While the cartoon will always be the best adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, I view the 2000 Jim Carrey movie as a product of its time and enjoy it as well.  There’s something meta about the movie being the same kind of overcommericalzed hullabaloo that angered The Grinch in the first place.  Here is the song as it is performed in the movie, because hearing it performed by a child lends it a little more gravitas, in my opinion.

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