Welcome back to the countdown!!!
A Christmas tree by a decorated mantel and a roaring fire…….does it get more cozy than that???
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
Today’s song has been a favorite of mine since the first time I watched “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Who would not love a festive holiday tune sung by a cuddly adorable and very dapper snowman???
I always loved the line “say hello to friends you know” best. It was just so cordial and lighthearted. However, since the fall of 1997, whenever I hear that line, especially the word “hello”, I cannot help but get hysterical with laughter. That is because all I can think of is how Jerry, George, Kramer & Elaine greeted each other with that word in a “funny booming jovial” hilariously boisterous voice supposedly belonging to Jerry’s girlfriend Clare’s stomach (using the belly button as a mouth, of course) in the Seinfeld episode, “The Voice“. If you are a fellow Seinfeld fan, you have just done the proverbial laugh out loud remembering that episode. If you are one of the three people who was not a fan of the show, here’s a clip to bring you up to speed. Only Jerry & Company could take a word like “hello” and turn it into a pop culture moment.
Burl Ives, both circa 1964 (original sources unknown).
Burl Ives: “Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964, written by Johnny Marks in 1962).
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!