Here is the iconic Holiday standard Hooray For Santy Claus! It’s by the poor man’s Skitch Henderson – Milton De Lugg – and The Little Eskimos.
And here’s the version by Al “Green Hornet Theme” Hirt:
And from The Fleshtones, their 2008 version:
Naturally I won’t ignore the Sloppy Seconds’ cover:
And as the Sloppy Seconds go, so goes the Senor Tonto Christmas Combo:
And from 2013 it’s the new Remo Van Der Slott himself, Craig Davison:
As Christmas Carol-A-Thon 2017 rolls along here at Balladeer’s Blog I’ll remind you that even though I’m a non-believer there is nothing wrong with appreciating the cultural premise of the holiday. At Halloween I’m not drawn into the Wiccan religion by celebrating witches and at Christmas none of us lose our claims to rational thought by playing songs with a religious theme. Lighten up, in other words.
Before you know it Christmas Carol-A-Thon 2017 will be over so let’s cram in as much as we can before the 25th. Here’s another individual song from one of the many versions of A Christmas Carol that I’ve reviewed over the years. From Scrooge (1970) it’s Thank You Very Much, which SHOULD have been sung by Bob Cratchit but instead goes to the guy from the Schizoid Man episode of The Prisoner.
From Scrooge’s Rock and Roll Christmas, which I’ve previously reviewed here at Balladeer’s Blog, it’s Three Dog Night performing Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
The Pope has vowed not to brush his teeth again until every one of you listens to his favorite singer Gary Glitter performing his old holiday song Another Rock and Roll Christmas.
So here’s one more Yuletide song getting a shoutout from Balladeer’s Blog.
And yes, Gary Glitter’s lip-synching coaches were clearly the same people who used to dub Japanese monster movies into English. He might as well have taken a long drink of water at times during this performance.
But I LOVE the song!
Christmas Time rolls along with another Christmas Song. This time it’s The Twelve Days of Christmas by Relient K.
As Christmas Season rolls along here’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with their rendition of the Snow Miser AND Heat Miser songs.