A catchy little number this one! Curiously, this little known Christmas song by Perry Como was actually the theme tune to the Odessa File movie back in the 70's.
So what have you got?
This is my favorite, the Huron Carol, a traditional Canadian carol. I learned it as a child at school, and have always loved its beautiful melody (no, my parents did not know I was singing it at school hehe)
The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton.
Here's my second favorite, very modern. Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC ,,,,,,,, get your groove on! : D
I just spent an hour last night cruising through Xmas songs to add to my playlist. My tastes are all over the place. I like pretty, I like R & R, I like classic...do not like Kenny G...he makes me want to kill.
I did find the Phil Spector album of Xmas songs, circa 1960. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BVYDdl2M0A&list=PL35F2FD72D6AEBCE7
Probably top is Springsteen "Santa Clause is Coming to Town."
Landy - LOVE THE POGUES (or as my friend calls them, the Pogies).... thanks for posting this!
Shane MacGowan is recording again, but i haven't heard any of his stuff.
I still haven't heard my favorite by Nat King Cole yet on the radio this season. Although having grown up in Hollis, Queens and went to school with Joseph's brother Russell, when I hear Xmas in Hollis come on I usually turn to another station, can't take that song anymore !