OK, this is a quite different than the song in the previous post. From the 1956 album Ski Trails, it’s Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra doing “Sleigh Ride.”
I’m old school when it comes to Christmas songs – Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como – and there are only a handful of modern holiday tunes I like. This is one. It was written by Carol Hall (for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and Dolly Parton does a great version. I really like this one too, by Leigh Nash.
This month I’m going to post all Christmas-related things. First up, from the ’80’s, something I’ve posted before: one of my favorite Christmas commercials:
On his TV show in 1954, Liberace celebrated Thanksgiving by playing some tunes and killing a turkey. If you’ve never seen the episode (and why would you have?) here it is.
[via Dinner is Served 1972]
- What’s better, milk chocolate or dark?
- If you haven’t seen the “David S. Pumpkins” sketch from SNL, here it is. It’s such a ridiculous concept but for some reason very funny. (Sorry, the costume is already sold out.)
- Turner Classic Movies is showing some great films for Halloween the next few days, including House of Wax, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, The Blob, Young Frankenstein, and all of the Universal horror flicks like Dracula and The Wolf Man. Here’s the schedule.
- And since the cold weather has locked in for the season, it’s time for Hot Chocolate and Baked Pumpkin Donuts.
From last night’s Saturday Night Live: