Wednesday, December 21, 2005

HubbaHubba


HubbaHubba, originally uploaded by mightymerk.

Last year about this time I purchased Harry Connick Jr.'s, Harry For the Holidays. It is a really fine album, that has Harry remaking a few Christmas/Holiday classics. For those of you who do not know of Harry Connick Jr., he is this generations Frank Sinatra, and has a ton of talent. In fact he plays many of the instrumens on this Holiday album. My whole family really enjoys it, especially the Frosty the Snowman remake.

That said...It isn't Christmas until I have heard Bing Crosby. As far as I am concerned this crooner's voice is perfect for songs such as White Christmas, Here Come Santa Claus, and Jingle Bells. With some fine backup singers and some witty arrangements to boot 'Christmas with Bing is a very Fine Thing'.

This is my favorite time of year. The cool weather, the Christmast lights, the busy malls, the music and the time with friends. Yes we do many of these things the other 11 months out of the year, but at least for me, it is more special in December.

Hubba Hubba (or however you would actually spell that)

Posted by mightymerk, 12:07 PM

2 Comments:

By Blogger BK

Thanks for your support on the Bosley issue.

To me, it was never Christmas until my family put Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You..." album on our ridiculously huge cabinet stereo in the living room. Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is my favorite from that record.

Anyway, that stereo is long gone and nobody in my family has had a turntable for the past few years...so I hadn't heard the full album in a long time.

But on last week's Saturday Night Live, the Robert Smigel segment featured a song produced to sound like it was from the Phil Spector Christmas album (a few minutes later, SNL showed the hysterical "Lazy Sunday" video).

That set in motion a flood of memories from my youth, so the next morning I downloaded "A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector" from iTunes.

Hence, it is now officially Christmas for me.

@ 7:35 AM  

By Blogger mightymerk

Excellent!

I should also add that viewing The Christmas Story (the "You'll shoot your eye out" movie) is also another thing I look forward to this time of year. I have seen it like 200 times, but can always look forward to viewing it again right before Christmas. With kids now, it is even better!

@ 8:34 AM  

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