Thursday, December 10, 2020

17-Patriotic Christmas

Well, that share earlier today was just too short, so here's another even-shorter collection to try and make up for it.  This one features the unlikely theme of a patriotic Christmas, something we could use a little more of here in the US in this troubled time. I think all these tracks date from around the time of the Korean War, another troubled time in US history, when people didn't clearly understand a war that was being fought in a far away land. The Christmas songs of WWII aren't so clearly USA-centric, and the Christmas songs that came out of Vietnam can be downright anti-American, so this is a nice little sweet spot for Christmas and America.  A short but sweet set, courtesy of the fine folks at The Internet Archive.



Buster said...

Very interesting - the only number I know is "Christmas in America."

JustaJeepGuy said...

Is it possible to have a patriotic Christmas song collection and not have Kate Smith in there? I certainly hope not!

Ernie said...

Thanks for the comments. I really thought this would be a more popular set, but I guess I'm bad at predicting what people will like. I'm going to keep hunting for more tracks though. :)