Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas, 2015

I know, I know, you want me to share such-and-such with you from 8 years ago because you grew up with it or your mom liked it or whatever.  OK, I get it, I appreciate it, but I can't reshare everything or keep the old shares up, it's just too much work.  And too many shares are going to draw the attention of someone who might not like Christmas sharing.  But like last year, maybe I can throw up something now and then just to keep the home fires burning.  And the first interesting request of the year came in almost a month ago for something I hadn't thought of in a long time...

This is Tammy, one of the many dolls that used to compete for shelf space with Barbie and I'm sure many other forgotten dolls of the sixties.  And sure enough, she put out a Christmas album.  For slightly more info, you can go and read what I wrote about her back in 2010, or you can just download Tammy-Merry Christmas With Tammy (Little World Records (Ideal Toy Corp., Midnight Music) LW-906, Mono, 1965).

1. Intro
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. O Christmas Tree
4. Deck The Halls
5. Silent Night
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Joy To The World
8. Greensleeves
9. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. O Come All Ye Faithful
12. Jingle Bells
13. The Story Of The Night Before Christmas-With Pepper!
14. We Wish You A Merry Christmas


And if Tammy is too cool for you, there's always Heidi.  Heidi first graced my blog back in 2008, so she's been around a long, long time. I'm sure you want to see what life was like back before George Lucas went to film school, so go give a listen to Heidi-The Night Before Christmas (Majorette M-304, Mono, 1965).

1. Introduction
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
3. Silent Night
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
5. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
6. O Christmas Tree
7. Deck The Halls
8. Frosty The Snowman
9. Joy To The World
10. The First Noel
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
14. And The Night Before Christmas Story



Buster said...

Welcome back, Ernie! Hope your holidays will be great. Thanks for Tammy and Heidi - did the record companies lease generic music for these LPs or newly produce the sides themselves, do you know? I can't imagine they went to much expense.

Inkydog said...

And so it begins...

Rick R. said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Nice to see your giving us some more Christmas cheer this year. Not to date myself but my little sister had a Tammi doll when we were growing up in South Dakota.

Larry Holt said...

Yay! Oddly, I was listening to Jen & Ernie's first Christmas today. so great.
Requesting the Edyie Gormie and Trios Los Panchos if you have it!

Kwork said...

LOL!I have to say that these Tammy and Heidi records are about the cheesiest kids records I think I ever heard, but I have to have them anyway, and think I still do from previous shares. Are these new remasters? Thanks so much for making a number of Christmas seasons just a bit brighter.

barba said...

welcome back, bert!!!

oops... i mean ernie (not bert).

Signore Glorioso said...


Anonymous said...

Hank from WV here and welcome back. I have always loved your blog and the wonderful Christmas albums. One you had shared was A Kimball Christmas, my copy somehow was deleted and if you could re-up I would be so happy.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and Merry Christmas ! Thank you very much to your all share beautiful Christmas music in every years. Yes, in every year, I wait you post many Christmas music, when Christmas day coming soon. :) I love Christmas so much !!!

tymime said...

I hope that intro wasn't inspired by my request from a few days ago. 3:
The main reason I was hoping to hear the Weird Al messages is that I actually have one myself on an old Dr. Demento tape- I wanted to know if it was at all unique!

StxRadley said...

Maybe you will know the song I am looking for. It was played on suriusxm holiday traditions last year and it was a rare one I had never heard, the theme was similar to the Santa Baby song by Eartha Kitt but was definitely older. Any ideas? Thanks for you r blog.

Geordie said...

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the Ray Charles Singers - I'm listening to it right now.
It's hard to picture Christmas just yet here in rainy Vancouver, but this music seems to be doing the trick.