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Night Owl Chat – Classic Pop Christmas Songs

For the last in my Christmas music series, let’s have a little visit with Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, et al. It’s the golden age of Christmas pop songs!

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Dean Martin – Let it Snow

Gene Autry – Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock

Perry Como – Silver Bells

Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run

Frank Sinatra – The First Noel

Johnny Mathis – Winter Wonderland

May your Yule be blessed and may you bask in the comfort of family and friends.


106 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – Classic Pop Christmas Songs”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    December 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!

  2. December 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Merry Christmas. . .
    Happy New Year. . .

  3. 10 hopefruit2
    December 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I love Belafonte’s version of “Mary’s Boy Child.” I believe it was also the original version but I could be wrong.

  4. 12 Dudette
    December 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Hmm, does this one fit the theme? :-D

  5. 21 mtmarilyn
    December 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Company gone, now I can catch up. I love the golfing pictures. It is blustery here today, wind blowing, and slush. I love looking at the sunshine(of his smile) in those pictures. You have brighten my day. Now I can listen to music as I read the posts.

  6. 22 anniebella
    December 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Nat King Cole, Chestnuts roasting on a open fire, that is one of FLOTUS favorite Christmas song.

  7. 23 GGail
    December 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    LL, thanks!
    I can listen to these as I prepare to retire for the night.

    End of the year work is wearing me down and I don’t get a chance to play with my TOD family :-)

  8. December 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I have been entrusted by my mother unit with starting the Christmas Eve lechon asado. Fortunately, she got someone else to actually stay there and watch over it.

    • 25 mtmarilyn
      December 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Please explain?

      • 26 mtmarilyn
        December 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        What is lechon asado?

      • December 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        Lechon asado is the Cuban national dish. Translated simply, it’s roast pork. But, oh oh oh, it’s so much more than that. It IS Cuba. It is hundreds of years of history. It’s families gathered around tables on Christmas Eve for generation after generation. It is memory and culture. Even if I ever wandered into vegetarianism, I would break my vows on Christmas Eve.

        • 28 mtmarilyn
          December 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

          Oh, LL, that sounds wonderful. I am going to have to look it up. I love traditions from everywhere. Thank you for sharing. These are the best shared knowledge. Have a wonderful Christmas eve.

  9. 29 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    ???

    • 30 utaustinliberal
      December 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      The deadline to sign up for January 1st, 2014 coverage on the federal exchange marketplace (healthcare.gov) was extended until Dec. 24th, 2013. Over 850,000 visits were logged today so it’s accommodating lots of people.

      • 31 amk for obama
        December 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        What was the original date?

        So much demand is why I said the deadline should be extended to March 31st.

        • 32 utaustinliberal
          December 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

          The deadline to get coverage on January 1st, 2014 was Dec. 23rd, 2013. This extra day causes no harm. It only helps thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people.

          The overall sign up period for ObamaCare is October 1st, 2013 – March 31st, 2014. That was always set in stone. That’s how it has been since ObamaCare became law in 2010. After March 2014, the penalty kicks in.

      • 33 MightyPamela
        December 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        This is good news for me, as I thought I was signed up and fully covered; but have a letter today describing a qualifyng process called a ‘spend down’, which somehow activated in August THIS year, and unless I meet the payment demanded by 2/28/14, I cannot access a healthcare provider. I am confused and more than a little upset, as I am very much in need of finding a provider super fast. I will hope I can get it sorted out tomorrow on the phone. My heart fell at first when I thought today was the last day to enroll, and I would have no recourse but to wait until mid-March. These poor aching bones will not get me through until then!

  10. 34 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      December 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      My favorite part is “Mommy and Daddy are mad!” – a couple days before Christmas, with the high excitement level in the kids who believe in Santa, all Mommys and Daddys are “mad” and threatening “Santa won’t come”! Well, maybe all of them aren’t saying that “won’t come” part out loud, but they’re thinking about it!

  11. 41 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  12. 42 No Child Left Behind
    December 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Merry Christmas tp everyone in TODVille.

    Joyeux Noël.

    Feliz Navidad.

  13. 43 susanne
    December 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    and of course…. :)

  14. 50 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

  15. 51 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    So true. Especially after the narcissistic Washington Post interview.

  16. 53 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  17. 54 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  18. 55 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    texted this to my daughter today.

    Your pigeon is here asking for you. What should I tell him?

  19. 69 99ts
    December 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Back to the chores – I will have earned my rest tonight – must tell Santa how good I have been this Christmas Eve :) :)

  20. 70 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    • 71 99ts
      December 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      And they have the perfect example of “family relationships” in the white house – and try everything to say it ain’t so.

  21. December 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  22. 74 mtmarilyn
    December 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Off to bed. Have a great evening everyone!

  23. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  24. December 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  25. December 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Well, folks, apart from grocery shopping there is not ONE aspect of hosting Christmas dinner for which I am completely ready!

    So I drag myself online to cast a flash eye down the page, and what do you know, someone else chose Mom Dancing as one of their memo moments! It’s kind of nice to see same 2013 events resonating for different people, possibly for slightly different reasons. Of course, by the time I get done with Christmas and turn my pen to my 2013 memo moments, a group of someones would have penned them for me already. ;)

    BTW, I’m only breezing through to get a quick pic (or two) of what the O’s, and you all, got done today. ;) ;)

    • 78 vcprezofan2
      December 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      So, so funny! It’s been QUITE a while since WordPress asked me for my ID; I guess I was off for a long, time…..for me.

  26. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

  27. 80 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:39 pm

  28. 82 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  29. 83 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  30. 84 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Bahahahahahahahahahah….Go Brooklyn is killing me. You have to listen to this. :lol:

  31. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    December 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  32. December 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  33. 88 amk for obama
    December 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    so true.

    • 91 theo67
      December 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      Best line in the article: ‘After the round the President did notice the demonstrating bear and shouted, “hey polar bear.”‘

  34. 92 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    :lol:

  35. 94 yardarm756
    December 23, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Old school

  36. 95 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Tears. All of the tears. :lol:

  37. 96 utaustinliberal
    December 23, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    This is Danny in two days.

  38. December 24, 2013 at 12:01 am

    “What do they call fruitcake in Italy?” “Pannetone.”

    • 101 99ts
      December 24, 2013 at 12:10 am

      The panettone in my world is much lighter than our Christmas cake – not as much fruit – but I am reminded – I just cut open my Christmas cake – being home alone – with a glass of vino – and it is the best ever. There is always a disaster at my place around Christmas – I’m waiting for it to happen.


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