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Baby, It's Cold Outside
Saturday, December 26, 2009      9 comments

"Baby, Its Cold Outside" is a pop song with words and music by Frank Loesser. Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Frank Loesser (1910-1969) is one on America's major lyr... Read more
Feliz Navidad
Friday, December 25, 2009      7 comments

"Feliz Navidad" is a Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano. With its simple Spanish chorus (the traditional Christmas/New Year greeting, "Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad" or "Merry Christmas,... Read more
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Thursday, December 24, 2009      8 comments

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a classic Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas". The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit by P... Read more
Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      5 comments

(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a popular Christmas season song. The music was written by Robert Allen, the lyrics by Al Stillman. The song was published in 1954. The best-known recordings were made by Perry Como, who recorded ... Read more
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      5 comments

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is a popular Christmas song written in 1963 by Eddie Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas A... Read more
Solstice - 21 Dec 09
Monday, December 21, 2009      4 comments

Today, in the Northern hemisphere, is the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of sunlight of the year. It is the Summer Solstice in the Southern hemisphere (the longest day o... Read more
Jingle Bell Rock
Sunday, December 20, 2009      8 comments

"Jingle Bell Rock" is the name of a popular Christmas song. It was first released by Bobby Helms in 1957 and has received frequent airplay during every Christmas time since then. "Jingle Bell Rock" was written by Joe Beal (1900–1967), a Massa... Read more
Christmas Time Is Here
Saturday, December 19, 2009      4 comments

From A Charlie Brown Christmas - original broadcast date: December 9, 1965 Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, ... Read more
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Saturday, December 19, 2009      8 comments

The famous Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started life as a poem created by an American advertising executive called Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed b... Read more
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Friday, December 18, 2009      7 comments

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" is a Christmas song with music and lyrics by Tommie Connor. The original recording by Jimmy Boyd reached number one on the Billboard charts in 1952, and on the Cash Box magazine chart at the beginning of th... Read more
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      5 comments

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is definitively called the Christmas Song. The lovely music and lyrics were composed by Torme and Wells in 1946. The most popular recording of this truly great Christmas song, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire... Read more
Deck The Halls
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      3 comments

How long "Deck the Halls" has been around is unknown. The words of "Deck the Halls" are from the 19th century and American. The repeated Fa la la la la la la la la used to be popular in medieval ballads. The music is from a old Welsh melody. In ... Read more
Dashing through the Snow
Monday, December 14, 2009      7 comments

Most commonly known as "Jingle Bells", this song was actually written as an American Thanksgiving song by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. It soon became popular as a Christmas season song, and the first verse and chorus are well known (the second v... Read more
Hanukkah
Sunday, December 13, 2009      8 comments

I got this information from History.com and Wikipedia. Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eig... Read more
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 12, 2009      9 comments

Winter Wonderland" is a Christmas time pop standard written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (composer) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). The original bridge of the song refers to Parson Brown and an apparent spur of the moment wedding. In 1953, the snow... Read more

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