OK, NOW I’m getting into the Advent season. Music is the linchpin for almost everything. Jaquandor has his Daily Dose of Christmas. Someone else posted The Top 100 Christmas Songs, some of which may be replicated below. I’m OK with that.
Since I finally saw Hamilton this year, I should post Hamildolph!, which is really good at what it does.
The Usual Suspects
Most of these I’ve posted in some prior year.
Getting Ready for Christmas Day – Paul Simon. Interesting that the sermon sampled was delivered in 1941, the same year Paul was born.
2000 Miles – Pretenders
White Christmas – the Drifters. One of my favorite bits of animation, ever.
Jingle Bells – The Fab 4. NOT the Beatles.
Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty. I still miss Petty.
What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
The Bells of Christmas – Julie Andrews. There are at least three different versions of this on those old Firestone tire LPs my parents used to buy. One has an unnecessary one-minute instrumental in the middle, and the other has too cheery background singers. This is the best one.
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole. My late mom LOVED Nat Cole.
Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte. My late father incorporated elements of Belafonte in his folk-singing career.
Every valley– Handel’s Messiah, A Soulful Celebration
Santa’s Too Fat For the Hula Hoop – The Pixies Featuring Thurl Ravenscroft. I LOVE Thurl’s voice.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. A truly terrible song. Not as bad as Dominic the Donkey, but still.
More holiday stuff
The Book of Dreams (Extended Version) – Argos Christmas advert 2019
Movie’s E.T. And Elliott Reunite 40 Years Later In A Commercial Sequel. I feel I should hate this, yet I don’t