Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
I will admit it: I was never enjoyed watching “Frosty The Snowman”. Quite frankly, the Scarecrow who needed a brain in “The Wizard Of Oz” had more sense to me than Frosty. I never understood the whole “Happy Birthday” exclamation every time he came to life. I guess I was spoiled. The first snowman I saw on television was the wise, articulate and adorably handsome Sam from “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”. He was so dapper with his hat, pocket watch, vest & umbrella. He was like the animated version of another sage soul, Mr. French from “Family Affair”.
I also liked the song Sam sang much better over the one about Frosty. Actually Sam sang three in the special: the title song, Silver & Gold and today’s pick, which is my favorite. In fact, it is in my top five list of Christmas songs and it is this song that I need to hear for it to officially feel like the holiday season to me. Written by Johnny Marks in 1962 & made famous by the very cuddly Burl Ives in 1964, it is such an incredibly festive and happy song full of good wishes to everyone who hears it. And I just love it.
Burl Ives: “Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964).
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!
Hello, Vixens!!! How are all of today? Hope you are all on (or as close to) schedule for Christmas as possible. But even if you are not, take a moment for some Christmas cheer through song!
Source: “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” TV movie 1964
Confession: I watch Christmas specials and movies all year long. I have my most loved ones on DVD because I enjoy watching them whenever I want. In fact, in the height of summer, when I have had my fill of humidity and mosquito bites, I escape it all by turning the A/C as low as possible and climb under the covers with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and a holiday movie. Don’t judge-I bet the person who came up with Christmas in July or Hallmark movies in October does the same thing lol!!! So why didn’t I come up with those splendid ideas??? Ugh!!!
One of my favorite holiday specials features an adorable-singing-banjo-playing-snowman. It also features I place I can whole-heartedly identify with-the Island of Misfit Toys. Oh, and a red-nosed reindeer, some elves and Santa Claus. But the moment I wait for the most? When the snowman, with the voice of Burl Ives, sings “Holly Jolly Christmas“.
You do have to watch the whole special as that song does not make its appearance until the end. But the show is great so the time flies by. Plus there are other songs to enjoy along the way, especially Ives’ other singing performance of “Silver and Gold“. I love the message: “What’s a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations?” and “Think of all the fun and joy that would be lost on Christmas morning if all the young folks didn’t get to see that sparkling happy tree?” Exactly. Although I must admit I prefer only silver on my tree, but hey, to each his own, right? 🙂
Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing some of my favorite Christmas music with you.