What is your favorite song during the Christmas season?
Could it be the well known Christmas Song from Nat King Cole or Hark The Harold Angels Sing? No matter what the song may be, it brings a certain feeling to the Christmas season. Even before Thanksgiving is over, the radio stations started playing the music to delight the ears of people who may be saying “bah hum bug” to Christmas.
I love the fact that there are songs out there to be played to get people in the Christmas spirit or in a romantic mood. Playing devil’s advocate and the devil’s favorite question is: What if? So what if Christmas songs were played all year round~what would the atmosphere be like then? Would people remain cheery and polite? Or will they think of it as just another day?
“What Would The Lonely Do At Christmas?”
There are many lonely people in this world but somewhere, somehow, there is someone who loves them. It’s not all about having that someone special in their lives as long as family is around to enjoy in this special occasion. I grew up on that song. It’s a slow sad melancholy song that asks you a question and makes you think is there really going to be someone someday? I’d always answer “yes”. The best of all time is Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” He has that smooth voice that made a person really want to enjoy the Christmas season.
The fun part and most funniest song to me is the late Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” The sultry and sexy tone that she gives off would make any Santa hurry to her side. . .and her quips to telling her Santa “please hurry down the chimney tonight.”
We can’t forget the late Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town”.
He describes what Santa has in his bag. The bag is full of toys for little girls and boys. That was also a fun song to listen to. But my favorite of the group is “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause.” In Michael’s child like mind, he really did think he seen his mommy kissing Santa when in reality, it was probably his father dressed up as Santa. Best song ever made! Then we get down to the nitty gritty songs that are usually played on the Saturday morning blues show. “Santa Clause Go Straight To The Ghetto.” Sung by the incomparable late James Brown. In this song, James is pleading with santa to go to this place and leave certain things for certain people and says, “Tell ‘em James Brown sent ya.”
“Silent Night” has to be everyone’s all time favorites. It just puts an ease to everyone’s hearts and minds and reminds people what the true meaning of Christmas is. What tune will you be whistling?