Today is the 2nd day in our series, 25 days of Christmas song. I’ll be compiling a Spotify playlist throughout the Series which you can subscribe to here. I love Christmas music, and have my whole life. I have early memories of Christmas music that my parents would play on vinyl. Especially the year we got the Time-life Treasury of Christmas. We listened to those records many times over! Of course, there were other records too, like Perry Como. It was one of my dad’s favorites.
One of the most popular Christmas songs of all times was released by Perry Como in 1951, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.” The song, written by Meredith Wilson, has been covered many times, including the Chipmunks. More recently a more serious version by Michael Buble has brought new life to the song, though it didn’t really need it having spent several years on the top 10 list.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas a lot earlier now-a-days, with Christmas decorations going up for sale in stores in September and houses being decorated early after Halloween. So, how about a throwback to a time when Christmas was a little less commercial and a little more memorable.
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.
Another favorite comes from one of our beloved Christmas Classics, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The song debuted in the movie in 1965 on CBS and has been aired every since. Some think the melody seems a little depressing for a Christmas song, but not in the context of the movie. The opening of the movie features Charlie Brown who just doesn’t feel like Christmas.
There was also a book and record set released which featured screenshots from the TV special, as well as dialog.
We love the song because we love Charlie Brown, and Jazz.
Christmas Time Is Here: