Hello. Vixens!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
Today’s post is basically a contradiction of every opinion I have given on Christmas music thus far. That is because I feel that today’s song only has, or should only have, one singer. This song is not covered nearly as much as other Christmas songs, and it does seem to have a wider appeal to country singers. I do like Faith Hill’s version , but I still love the original the best.
Actually, I cannot even refer to it as the original version because the man who sang my favorite take on it was the second one to record it in 1964, but he was the one who made the song famous. And millions of people have heard him sing it in “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” over the last 53 years. Ironically, his character was not supposed to sing this song-it was originally going to be sung by Yukon Cornelius. Given his character’s somewhat abrasive voice, I am glad the powers that be changed their minds and let Sam the Snowman sing it instead. Otherwise, we would not have this man’s version for posterity.
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Burl Ives: “A Holly Jolly Christmas“
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!