Christmas Day is here!
It’s been a nice morning, and I hope it’s been one for you, too.
These three songs always make my Christmas.
An 11-year-old Michael Jackson will forever convey the excitement of Christmas morning. That Christmas songs could sound like this was a revelation to 13-year-old me.
“One more time, yeah! Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Oh, yeah!”
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” the Jackson 5, 1970, from “A Motown Christmas,” 1973. Also available digitally.
A holiday toast!
“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells
“Ringing through the land
“Bringing peace to all the world
“And good will to man”
“Snoopy’s Christmas,” the Royal Guardsmen, from “Snoopy and His Friends,” 1967. Also available digitally.
A Christmas wish.
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Community Choir, released as a single, 1971.
I’d always had it on “Shaved Fish,” the 1975 compilation LP from Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band. Until this year, that is. Found this while record digging. Delighted to have it.
It’s also available digitally, of course.
Merry Christmas, mein friends!
Enjoy your holidays, everyone!