Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas, everybody! - A very special Christmas collection - UPDATE from France

We hope that you will all have wonderful days, with lots of joy, good food and nice presents. And even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you will hopefully have a relaxing and good time.

Here in our house we are looking forward to a big lunch, having had our meat fondue yesterday evening, like every year. My mom is a master cook as well as a master housewife, so we always get spoiled at Christmas.

We got some very nice presents yesterday, and Kathleen got one of her heart's desires, which was a superb WMF frying pan with (extra!) lid. ;-)

In contrast to the traditional music collection I posted yesterday, I would like to present very different songs today. There are some very special Christmas performances out there - songs and interpretations you won't necessarily hear on the radio. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can beam them into your home right away. Kathleen and I hope that you will enjoy them as well!

Here we go:

Ray Charles, "Merry Christmas Baby", 1979:

John Lennon: Happy Christmas (War is Over)

Louis Armstrong narrates "The Night Before Christmas":

Dean Martin: Let It Snow!

Tom Waits: Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis

Nat King Cole: O Holy Night (this is one of Kathleen's favourites!)

Ella Fitzgerald: Christmas Song

Louis Armstrong: White Christmas

UPDATE (by Regina)


We're not having very heavy snow at the moment, but it looks very pretty, anyway. We had a great day with our British friends. Lots of good food, a lot to drink, Trivial Pursuit (my team won!) and great music. It was a very good Christmas. We hope Palingaters had a good time as well.

I can't post big pictures like Patrick does (duh!), so please click on the pictures for a larger version.

I'll leave you with some lovely children's voices singing an old favourite:

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