Saturday, April 18, 2009

Don't put away the sleigh!

Tis delightfully Springtime all across America. Time for baseball and to pick up sticks so you can mow your lawn soon. Time for the kiddies to get out and play on the swing set! But wait. Three more feet (that's about a meter to you silly metric people) of snow in Colorado?! Actually in some places it was MORE than 3 feet! This global warming epidemic is scary, isn't it?

So in honor of the snowfall and the delightfully WINTER some places are currently experiencing, I thought it would be nice to stir up some cozy fireplace thoughts: chestnuts and garlands, wrapping Christmas presents, making Christmas cookies, all that warm and fuzzy stuff. Santa's on his way. Get to the mall. Go. Shop. What are you waiting for?!? Time is running out!!!!!!!

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960)Ella Wishes
You A
Swinging Christmas

(Verve, 1960)

Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
Good Morning Blues
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Winter Wonderland
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frosty The Snow Man
White Christmas

Wow. This is so good. Ella is definitely swinging and making these songs uniquely hers. Rudolph is a tune that's not a favorite of mine. It makes me think of 8 year olds singing it -- gag. I'm not a fan... but here it's really good. The same I think about Frosty. I like these versions. They're grown up, they've got an air of sophistication. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? isn't a true Christmas song, methinks; I've never given it much consideration in the past but Ella's version is beautiful! Her voice is AMAZING! A few of these songs are now contenders for my favorite versions ever, they're that good! I've not listened to much Christmas jazz but this will be in rotation every Christmas... if I was going to listen to Christmas music at Christmastime, that is. I don't. But maybe someday, right, Sugarmag?

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1 comment:

Sugarmag said...

Right, Babe! Oh and I love Ella. She is one of my favorites.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated