Welcome back to the countdown!!!
It is not Christmas without little angels, is it?
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
If you are a fan of “I Love Lucy“, then you know Lucy and Desi went hand in hand with neighbors Fred and Ethel. But did you know that the actor who played Fred, William Frawley, sang today’s song in the 1951 movie, “The Lemon Drop Kid“? Well, sang is probably an overstatement. He basically growled it and changed the words a bit, too. In the scene he is dressed as a sidewalk Santa but has a disposition closer to that of Scrooge or the Grinch. The look on Bob Hope’s face when he comes across Frawley singing it is hilarious and one of my favorite scenes in the movie. But then Marilyn Maxwell shows Frawley how the song should be sung (with an assist from Hope and eventually others on the city street) and you have the best scene of the movie, in my opinion.
William Frawley, Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell in “The Lemon Drop Kid” (courtesy Paramount Pictures).
My favorite version of this song is by an iconic singer who is bigger than life itself. I adore all his music but his take on Christmas classics like this one are just illustrious. What else would we expect from The King himself?
Elvis Presley: “Silver Bells” (1971, written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans circa 1950).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!