There seems to be some confusion as to what atheists do on Christmas. Typically we decorate trees, have wonderful food, drink and conversations with friends and family, exchange presents and often listen to the wonderful music we grew up with. The following are some of my favorites, and if you’re in my generation, likely many of yours as well.
Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters – Jingle Bells (1943)
Clips of this high tempo classic has been played in movies such as A Christmas Story.
Note - The last Andrew Sister Patty passed away this year on January 30th.
Johnny Mathis – Winter Wonderland (1958)
Great story telling in this song. Take a magical walk in the Winter Wonderland.
Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944)
After returning from the tornado in Kansas to Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland introduced this great song.
Burl Ives – Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Great rendition and immortalized in the classic TV special
The Carpenters - Merry Christmas, Darling (1970)
That voice of Karen Anne Carpenter. Nuff said.
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1961)
A definite classic and a favorite Christmas song of many
Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas (1957)
Just figured I’d include something from an obscure artist you probably never heard of.
Brenda Lee – Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (1958)
Beautiful song featured in the movie Home Alone.
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock (1957)
Another upbeat classic.
Frank Sinatra - Let it snow (1950)
Great voice, great band, great fun
I hope these selections brightened your day. Have a wonderful Christmas.
-James Kirk Wall
Here’s something for the folks who grew up in the Chicago area:
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