Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Christmas Playlist -- posted by Richard

For Christmas this year we reactivated Rhapsody, which is a great present, and I decided to post some Christmas tunes I like. I may add to this because we keep finding music we never heard before! Maybe you've never heard some of these before too.

This is I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus. I like this one because she's going to give the poor children presents. I always get choked up about poor children, especially around Christmastime.

I like this one because my mom and Sarah sing Richie Baby to me all year long with different lyrics but the same tune because these lyrics are kind of selfish. I also like this one because I like Eartha Kitt's voice a lot. I didn't know she was a black lady until today. For some reason that shocked me.

This is Mele Kalikimaka, the Hawaiian Christmas song, by Bing Crosby. I like this kind of music because it is very happy.

This is Zat You, Santy Claus? by Louis Armstrong. I love Louis Armstrong. He's a good singer with his throaty voice.

This is Nuttin' For Christmas. I like how this boy admitted it. I always wondered if I was bad whether I would get coal or switches for Christmas, but I never thought I'd get nuttin'.

Here's All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones & His City Slickers. John found this on Ma's computer after she died. Her old boyfriend Bill used to send her music from when they were young.

Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney by Ella Fitzgerald

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
by Johnny Mathis. My Aunt Mary prays for him all the time.

This is Will Santa Come to Shanty Town by Eddy Arnold. I just think this is so sad that this little boy doesn't know if he'll get anything for Christmas. Last year we didn't get individual presents because Dad didn't have a job, but we got a group gift, and we had nice fruit, AND we got to play in the snow. But this poor kid didn't even have a chimney, and he was wondering if Santa even knew where he lived! So sad.

This one is even worse. It's by Nat King Cole called The Little Boy That Santa Forgot. When Mom played it Georgi said, "Turn it off!" This one is just too sad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Santa Baby! I love that song - I like to sing it to Mr Lou in a silly baby voice (like Betty Boop). It drives him crackers! Its a fine thing to be tender-hearted over people being less fortunate - Im sure you'll grow up to be a great man! We just recorded a version of 'Do They Know Its Christmas?' at my school, with all the teachers taking a line each. They're going to play it at the end of term assembly. I got to sing the part that Bono sings. Im not sure if that's good or bad ; ) s x