Around this time every year, Mom would break out the Christmas albums, and this never failed to be among them. I’ve already played it several times this year, and I figured I’d share it. This was recorded in 1963 and it’s been a Christmas favorite every year since. With all the chaos associated with 2020, we need this more than ever.
This was a well thought out album: Side 1 was all popular songs, Side 2 was all religious ones. I realize that Side 1 and Side 2 don’t make a lot of sense these days, but in the LP and cassette days they did. Here’s the way they line up:
- White Christmas
- Happy Holidays
- The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
- A Song And A Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days Of Christmas)
- Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells
- The First Noël
- O Holy Night
- Away In A Manger
- Sweet Little Jesus Boy
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Silent Night, Holy Night
Hope you enjoyed this dive into my early days. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for December 14, 2020.