SONG: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1954)

Ray Middleton as Nephew Fred and the Ghost of Christmas PresentChristmas Carol-A-Thon 2017 continues here at Balladeer’s Blog! These neglected songs from various versions of A Christmas Carol have proven pretty popular so here’s another. From the fairly blah Shower of Stars tv presentation of A Christmas Carol from 1954 it’s the song A Very Merry Christmas.

Part of the fun comes from the fact that the song is sung by Ray Middleton, who went on to play Colonel Thomas McKean in the theatrical release of the musical 1776. Middleton played Nephew Fred and the Ghost of Christmas Present in this Christmas Carol

This song is just so-so, but if you’re like me you’re desperate for new background songs to sprinkle in during Christmas Time get-togethers. Some of these out-of-the-way songs from Carol adaptations are ideal.

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12 responses to “SONG: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1954)

  1. Garrett Kieran

    I can’t say I was particularly thrilled by this adaptation. Too short to do the story justice, yet too slow in various spots when they could have used that time to add more from the book. This song, for instance, was took up more time than it was worth. That’s my personal opinion.

    • I agree! I mentioned I found that version to be blah and the song is no great shakes except as some variety in the background of Christmas get-togethers. I especially agree about the whole Shower of Stars adaptation – Christmas yet to come got so short a time it was ridiculous!

  2. I’m on board with the notion that the song is just okay.

  3. You have a good taste in these old Christmas Carols.

  4. Yan

    Good !Cool! I love A Christmas carol!

  5. Not great but Ive heard worse Christmas Carols.

  6. Why do not we try this ?

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