When they start playing Christmas music in November, I really get tired of it by December, but that aside, what is your favourite Christmas Song?
I really love the traditional music and I guess “Silent Night” is my favourite (which is also my wife Birgit’s favourite too) and sung by a huge choir. Yes, I love Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells and the list goes one, but pick a song written and recorded after 1955. I believe that “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is still one of the most recorded songs in history.
After 1955, now that opens it up to a lot of different songs like, Run Rudolph Run / Chuck Berry, Jingle Bell Rock / Bobby Helms, Rockin’ around the Christmas tree / Brenda Lee, but I will pick a fairly obscure song from 1960.
Elvis’s “Blue Christmas” was close but in 1960 a Soul/Blues/ Jazz Artist, Charles Brown co-wrote (with Gene Redd) and recorded the following: