Tuesday, December 21, 2004

"Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin'/Ring-ting tingling, too . . ."

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Ever wonder about the history of those Christmas songs you hear around the clock during December? Here in L.A. one of our local FM radio stations plays all Christmas music, all the time, from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. As I run every morning I get a kick out of hearing old favorites performed in any number of styles by multiple performers. (Today I heard a Bruce Springsteen rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." It had me smiling.)

Thanks to good old Hugh Hewitt, I saw this link to a Star Tribune article about the history of some of those old standards. Enjoy!

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