My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #9: Let’s Hear it For The Boys

Yesterday I featured songs by the ladies – today I figured I ought to give the fellas equal time.  I’ve tried to include a nice mix of old and new in this post; I hope you like today’s selections!

Let’s start out with Ol’ Blue Eyes, the “Chairman of the Board”, Mr. Frank Sinatra, singing “The Christmas Waltz”:
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Here’s another holiday classic – Perry Como knows there is no place like “Home For The Holidays”:
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I just love Harry Connick’s swinging version of “Frosty the Snowman” – he may be a contemporary artist, but he has done a lot to bring back the “Big Band” sound, and modern audiences really like it:
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This one is for my friend, Roamy (who suggested this one) – Josh Groban’s “Believe”, featured in the movie “The Polar Express”:
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Johnny Mathis’ version of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – although Perry Como’s version may be more well known, this one is my personal favorite:
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Michael Buble put out a Christmas album in 2011 (one that was quickly added to my collection!) – this is by far my favorite version of “Winter Wonderland” (with my sincerest apologies to Bing, Perry, Johnny, and all the rest of the gents who have covered this song in the past):
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Well, I’d better wrap it up for today – I do believe those boys in that picture up there might need some refreshments….
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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10 Responses to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #9: Let’s Hear it For The Boys

  1. The amount of hawtness here is only shadowed by the beautiful music you picked for today 😀

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  2. The Queen says:

    Harry Connick Jr is in my top 5 favorite Christmas albums….. love his Jingle Bells and Hark Now Hear the Angels Sing!

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  3. Sal says:

    Had not heard the Buble before- love it! A little stylin’, but not too much.

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    • That’s from his latest album – I think it debuted just a couple of weeks ago (they really shouldn’t let people like me troll the Internet – I get lost for days following one interesting lead after another!).

      Needless to say, I asked Santa to please bring me a copy….. 😛

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  4. Guy S says:

    Connick Jr, and Buble, would have been at home in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. They are trying to fill some pretty big shoes (Sinatra, Torme, Davis Jr, Martin [Tony and Dino]) but are doing a fine job of it.

    “Chatted” with Michael Buble’s Aunt one time, back in my Internet Radio days. If she can help him stick to his roots, we will continue to hear some very good stuff from him.

    And keep up the outstanding work on the audio Christmas goodies you are sharing with us! Each and every song brings back memories. Thank you!

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    • I’m here all month; try the veal, and don’t forget to tip your waitress 😛

      Seriously – I’ve got posts lined up all the way through Christmas Day; I put the finishing touches on the last one yesterday. Each one is scheduled to drop at 8:00 a.m. CST every day between now and then. Hope you check back, and that you forward the ones that you like to any family and/or friends who you think might enjoy them!

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  5. Guy S says:

    I may post a song or two at my bit of fluff, but facebook will reach more family. And that is a good idea, forwarding the goodies…a Christmas “pay it forward” if you will.

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