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Christmas Is Coming…

The song was written by Irving Berlin and first introduced by Dick Powell and Alice Faye in the 1937 movie “On The Avenue.” Here Sinatra sings it on “The Frank Sinatra Show” (1950-1952). I’ve seen several clips from Frank’s shows and even a full episode or two and I think it would have been my variety show of choice if I were watching back then.

I like Christmas music whether it contains the word or not but I do love the winter themed songs. Here’s one of my favorites.  Johnny Mathis Christmas albums were the soundtrack of our holiday season when I was growing up so we heard this version of “Marshmallow World” often.

I picked this one because it’s my favorite one that doesn’t mention the “C” word but our real favorite from the album was “The Sound Of Christmas.” It contains the magical line “Silver bells that tinkle on a tree.” It’s pretty funny now but trust me, when you’re 8, anything that tinkles on a tree  is comedy GOLD!


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