Song of the Day: Lucille Ball, “We Need A Little Christmas”

I’ll be doing plenty of Christmas music on Mondays this December, in what I call the "Xmas Music Xtravaganza!" on Monday’s Music Moves Me. I figured one song wouldn’t hurt, though. "We Need A Little Christmas" is from the musical Mame, written by Jerry Herman, who wrote the music and lyrics for the whole show. This is from the 1974 screen adaptation, starring Lucille Ball. Lucy reminds me so much of my mother, right down to the two-packs-of-Chesterfields-a-day voice, and Mom loved Christmas, so it fits.

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    1. She was in a screen adaptation of “Mame” in 1974. I have no idea why she went with the dark hair in it. I remember going to see it with Mom and her fiancé one Saturday night that I had nothing else to do. It wasn’t that great, but hey, it was Lucy…

      Angela Lansbury was in the show on Broadway, and she did a good version of it.


  1. Hi John – lovely memories … for us to see the clip – and for you of those times with your mother … Have a happy weekend … and all the very best – Hilary


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