My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #13: Odds and Ends

There is so much great music out there that I couldn’t include all of the songs that I love (or that people want to hear)! While putting this series together, I tried to group songs with a similar theme together, but every once in a while I would run across a song that didn’t fit neatly into a post (or if it did, there were already enough songs in that post). Where to put them?

Hence, today’s post. I ran across this while looking for clips to include in this series – I HAD to find a place for this one of Leon Redbone and Dr. John singing “Frosty the Snowman”; it is just so much fun:
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I couldn’t really find anywhere else to put this one, but I had to include this song SOMEWHERE – The Beach Boys perform “Little Saint Nick”:
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Here’s another one that I love to hear (I’m a sucker for tight harmonies, in case you haven’t figured it out by now), but all of the “dance cards” were full – SHeDAISY’s “Jingle Bells”:
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There is a great scene in the movie “Elf” where Zooey Deschanel sings along with a radio “version” of Leon Redbone singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”:
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I found this rollicking version of “I Saw Three Ships” by Blackmore’s Night – every time I tried to put it in a post where I thought it would “fit”, the post always took a turn in another direction. I HAD to share this one with you, though! (I dare you to try and keep from tapping you feet in rhythm to this music):
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I ran across this clip while researching some of the “lesser-known” Christmas songs, and couldn’t let it go by. It’s one of the very few “amateur” videos included this year, but it was too cute to pass up! I don’t know where this was taken or who the guy playing Santa Claus is, but this looks like it was a lot of fun. Here’s Santa getting his Motown groove on (and showing off some slick dance moves!) to “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” – enjoy:
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A friend reminded me about this one a couple of years ago – the hilarious Fay McKay and her drunk rendition of “The 12 Daze of Christmas”:
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Well, that does it for another day of Christmas music – I hope you liked this eclectic collection!

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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6 Responses to My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #13: Odds and Ends

  1. Guy S says:

    One of the more unique versions of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” out there, and what a difference a generation or two makes in how “having a few too many during the holidays” was viewed. Wish my grandmother was still around, she would have gotten a kick out of this. They often went to Vegas, back in the 60’s, and this would have been an act they would have enjoyed seeing.

    The Blackmore’s Night addition was indeed a toe tapper.

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    • I can laugh at that, because we don’t have anyone like that in the family – I’d imagine it’s a lot different for families that do….
      I just get a kick out of how GOOD she is in this!

      I just happened to stumble across the Blackmore’s Night song (there’s a couple more coming) when playing on YouTube – the “Blackmore” is none other than Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple fame; this has been his gig for more than a decade!

      Glad you liked the post – please feel free to pass it along to anyone who you think might enjoy it as well 🙂

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  2. Guy S says:

    I loved Deep Purple! Especially since they were strong when I had all my hair, and it was all of the same color.

    We did have one member of the family who tended to get into the Christmas spirit both figuratively, and literally. He was both a hard drinker and hard worker, and things were never dull around Uncle Em! Sadly, the drinking finally caught up to him, and he passed on at about 85 years of age. (Almost 20 plus years ago now.) He was the black sheep of the family, and an SOB at times, but was loved by all.

    Can you tell, this was my favorite side of the family? (Moms)

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  3. Holy cow, these are awesome! That last one had me in tears from laughing so hard 😆

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    • I had completely forgotten about that one, then GMLand showed a clip of someone lip-synching to the “original” that she did in her salad days, and I remembered that I had run across ^^^that^^^ clip last year when I first heard the song. Isn’t it a hoot?

      And you HAVE to see the live version to get the entire effect – I think it’s probably funnier because she IS older (it’s kinda like seeing your Nana getting a little tipsy….)!

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    • Oh, and I’m glad you liked these!

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