20th Century Christmas Classics

Every year about this time, I think about the yearly trek out to Grandma’s house. That car ride was always so much fun, even though it seemingly took forever. My parents would load up the gifts for the family, and off we’d go. We usually had a stop or two to make, so no matter how early we left – and we never left early – we would be late. Everyone would be checking their watches, wondering where we were. I didn’t care. That drive was always happy. Part of what I loved about that drive was the radio stations playing Christmas songs. That’s what this playlist is dedicated to – those songs from a bygone era. This is 20th Century Christmas Classics.

This week’s playlist features only songs from the 20th century. The earliest song is Judy Garland’s 1944 version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” with the haunting line “until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow.” We also have Ella Fitzgerald’s “White Christmas,” Bing Crosby’s “Christmas Dinner, Country Style,” Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., and several other crooners. Oh, but there’s contemporary stuff as well. We’ve got Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Run DMC, The Eurythmics, Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, John Lennon, and more!

I hope 20th Century Christmas Classics adds to your holiday enjoyment. Merry Christmas everyone!

20th Century Christmas Classics

More 20th Century Christmas Classics next year!

Folks, that’s all I’ve got for Holiday Fun this year. Originally I was going to eke out a snowball fight between different versions of the 12 Days of Christmas, but I just don’t have it in me this year. Regardless, I’ll still bring a fresh playlist next week. And the week after that. And every week I can. There will even be a few featured articles. I’ve got a lot of ideas, so maybe 2022 will be the year I wow and zow everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone, and as always, rock on and rock steady.

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