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A Potpourri of Christmas Music

Gene Autry, ’32 Feet, 8 Little Tails’ (1951)

Dino and the Chairman of the Board belt and gavotte on a bang-up rendition of Carl Sigman’s ‘Marshmallow World’

‘Santa’s Workshop’ and ‘The Night Before Christmas’
Two classic Disney Silly Symphonies cartoons from 1932 and 1933, respectively

Kathy Mattea, ‘Mary Did You Know,’ from the artist’s 1994 album, Good News

Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell, ‘Silver Bells’

Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss, ‘The Wexford Carol,’ from Ma’s 2008 Grammy winning album, Songs of Joy & Peace

‘The Christmas Song,’ Mel Tormé and Judy Garland, The Judy Garland Show, December, 1963.

Ricky Nelson, ‘The Christmas Song’

The Beatles’ fan club Christmas record, December 1963

Sissel Kyrkjebo, ‘Mary’s Boy Child’

Bing Crosby, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’—the definitive version, 1963. The Cuban missile crisis inspired songwriters Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney (then married) to pen the song.

Acabella, ‘Coventry Carol’

Jimmy Durante, ‘Make Someone Happy’—Who says this is not a Christmas song?

Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector, ‘Sleigh Ride,’ from the Phil Spector Christmas Album, performing with the Tonight Show band.

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