My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #20: Sounds Like Christmas

I don’t know about you, but for me there are certain songs that I hear on the radio that always put me in a Christmas frame of mind. The funny thing is, they are all songs that are – for lack of a better word – “older”.

But I guess that’s the thing – they weren’t really all that “old” when I was a kid; they were the popular songs of the day. Who knows what songs the kids of today will associate with Christmas when they get older?

This one always sets the mood of the season for me – the original version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year“, recorded by Andy Williams in 1963 (I also love Staples’ 1996 “Back to School” commercial that uses part of this song):
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Perry Como had a hit with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” back in 1951:
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Dean Martin sings “Let It Snow” – and who wouldn’t want to be cuddled up someplace warm, listening to “Dino” croon this tune?:
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Johnny Mathis’ “Winter Wonderland” uses different lyrics than the ones that I grew up with, but this is still one of my favorite versions of this wintertime classic:
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And finally, although it may be performed “many times, many ways”, this version will ALWAYS be my favorite – Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”):
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That wraps it up for today’s musical selections – hope you have a great day!

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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