July 22, 2007

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

It's pretty dang hot in most of the country. But we can pretend it's December. Here’s the third installment for Christmas in July.

Christmas In July: Day Three

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
A gorgeous version of the old standard. Once again, I can’t get enough of these classical treatments.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Steve & Eydie
This version is nothing you haven’t heard before, but it remains a fun, jazzy song.

Please Come Home for Christmas – The Uniques
One of my favorites that I’ve heard this July. I’d guess that this song is from the early 60s. It’s amazing. For those only familiar with The Eagles version, do yourself a favor and download this.

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Jimmy Newman
Another country classic, this version features some nice organ and Newman’s nice vocals.

Christmas on the Plains – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Nothing Roy and Dale riding the plains and celebrating Christmas. Another favorite from this summer, this song is a treasure.

A Root’n Toot’n Santa Clause – Tennessee Ernie Ford
Love the delicate intro to this song before Ernie’s deep, round voice comes in—this is a great little song that’s hard to get out of your head.

Silent Night – from the A.V. Bornard Collection of Music Box Medley of Christmas Songs
Another music box song. Some of the songs, this one included, give me chills—I can’t decide if I’m kind of creeped out or if I love them.

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