25 Days Of Christmas Songs: Day 5

Hello, Vixens!!!  Welcome back to the countdown!!!

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(Original source unknown).

Growing up in an Italian family meant certain things were a given:  Pasta and church on Sunday, no meat on Friday and this man’s music for the holidays.

But he did so much more than sing.  He was in the original “Ocean’s 11”, one of my favorite disaster movies (“Airport”) and two of my favorite guilty pleasure shows (“Charlie’s Angels” & “Vegas”).  That is in addition to his many TV specials, celebrity roasts, dozens of movies and numerous albums.

Nicknamed “The King of Cool”, Dino Paul Crocetti was also a member of “The Rat Pack” and one half of the comedy team Martin and Lewis.  He sang a multitude of Christmas songs throughout his career, but this one is my favorite (followed very closely by “It’s A Marshmallow World“).

The Dean Martin Variety Show

Dean Martin circa 1970 (original source unknown).

Dean Martin:  “Let It Snow“.

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, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!

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Christmas Song Of The Day #5

Hello there, Vixens!!!  Hope you are all doing well!!!  Is it cold where you live?  Here in my part of New England, it feels more like September than December!!!  But I am still keeping my fingers crossed that somehow we will have a white Christmas, even if it’s only a dusting of snow!!!  🙂  While I wait, let me share another of my favorite Christmas songs with you.

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            Source:  Billboard.com

Like a lot of people, most of the very warm memories I have from my childhood and those Christmases are about my family.  My maternal grandmother was a big fan of the King of Cool himself, Dean Martin (did I mention I am from an Italian family???)  “Dino”, as he was affectionately nicknamed, did it all:  he was a singer, an actor (he was in one of my favorite “Airport” movies), half of a comedy duo (his partner was Jerry Lewis), hosted great TV specials and those hilarious celebrity roasts!!!

There are so many songs of his that I love:  “That’s Amore“, “Volare“, “Everybody Loves Somebody“, “Return To Me” and “Non Dimenticar” to name a few.  But I love his Christmas recordings just as much.  My favorite?  “Let It Snow“.  It’s fun, easy to sing along to, and it’s Dean.  Enough said (or written, as the case is LOL).  So for my Grandma Mary and all of you, enjoy!!!

The Dean Martin Variety Show

Source:  tvguide.com

Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing my favorite music with you.

🙂