Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
I will admit it: I was never enjoyed watching “Frosty The Snowman”. Quite frankly, the Scarecrow who needed a brain in “The Wizard Of Oz” had more sense to me than Frosty. I never understood the whole “Happy Birthday” exclamation every time he came to life. I guess I was spoiled. The first snowman I saw on television was the wise, articulate and adorably handsome Sam from “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”. He was so dapper with his hat, pocket watch, vest & umbrella. He was like the animated version of another sage soul, Mr. French from “Family Affair”.
I also liked the song Sam sang much better over the one about Frosty. Actually Sam sang three in the special: the title song, Silver & Gold and today’s pick, which is my favorite. In fact, it is in my top five list of Christmas songs and it is this song that I need to hear for it to officially feel like the holiday season to me. Written by Johnny Marks in 1962 & made famous by the very cuddly Burl Ives in 1964, it is such an incredibly festive and happy song full of good wishes to everyone who hears it. And I just love it.
Burl Ives: “Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964).
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!