Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve!

I have a sneaking suspicion that no one will be reading this post, as you all must be busy with that last minute holiday preparation--or just sitting and relaxing because you've worked yourself silly this season and are now done and ready to celebrate!

I've been having fun with Christmas music this year.  It's no secret that I love Christmas music.  I'm sad when December 26th rolls around I have to wait a whole year (or 10.5 months) to listen to it again. My family?  Eh...not so sad. 

Anyway,  I thought I'd share a few carols with you to wish you a Merry Christmas.
I hope wherever you are you are with someone you love and are laughing together over some great memories.

I grew up with the crooners singing, so that is what I associate real CHRISTMAS MUSIC to be.  Nat King Cole, Perry  Como, Andy Williams--- the records my mom played over and over.  That has always been Christmas music to me.  Nothing else can ever cut it.(  Except for the Partridge family, which is kind of a given because that was the first Holiday Music album I ever bought (circa 1971). )  ESPECIALLY  not  twangy country music.  That never did sound right to me.  
Until......until...... this year. I decided I like it.  And I'm talking real, old school, country music.  
I was going thru some of my mom's old records and CD's and she has on old Statler Brother's Christmas album, and I started listening to it  (They became country music lovers AFTER I left home), and I have fallen in LOVE with one of the songs and I would like to share it with you.

But first---- you have to listen to my crooners.....
Ahhhhhh.....the memories.

It was never Christmas until Nat King Cole sang his Christmas song at my mom's house!
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra

A cigarette and a martini Christmas song!!
Dean Martin

And don't forget the Partridges! It's a POP-ROCK Carol! My first 'crossover' from the crooner.   I actually like this song.
The Partridge Family

Another classic fav of mine! Very cutting edge at the time you know!  Traditional Bing Crosby and  strange David Bowie? 
Bing and David

I'm just throwing this one in here.  It's a pretty recent song, but this one reminds me of my mom. She loved Christmas and it will always make me smile when I think of her on Christmas morning.

A crooner and a country singer! I love them both!
Blake and Michael

I just discovered this song too! It's a fun one by King George.
George Straight

And my new Favorite Christmas Song!!
The Statler Brothers

Merry Christmas Friends!!  Have a blessed holiday.


Stefanie said...

I love Christmas music. We listen to 94.5 K-BAY or KOIT on 96.5 all this month.

bermudaonion said...

Christmas music is the best! Merry Christmas!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm reading this post, Debbie and I'm loving it!!! I grew up with "real" Christmas music also. Never mind that most of it was Italian, I still love it!!! Oh to hear Jimmy Roselli about now, lol...(I just picked up a link in case you're interested:) Whoops, can't forget Jerry Vale, not in Italian but oh my

Now, I'm going to listen to your choise, pardon me a minute; or two:) I have to say, Nat King Cole is still my very best favorite. I love to "croon" along:)

Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie, wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas Debbie. Hopefully a Marshmallow Winter is on the way too:)

Tina said...

I love your selection of music. I grew up hearing Dean Martin, Chtistmas time and otherwise. Thanks of all the great links! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Literary Feline said...

I love Christmas music too. :-) These are great. Thank you for sharing!

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