Monday, December 25, 2006

25 Days Of Christmas-Day 25

Here you go, the very last track on my Christmas compilation, 25 Days Of Christmas. I hope you've enjoyed this collection of off-beat tracks as much as I have. It hardly seems like I've shared out 25 different tracks. (Maybe that's because I shared out two tracks twice...) Sometime in the next week or so, I'll try to get some art made up for it, so don't forget to check back. For tonight's track, I decided to bring you something from my namesake, Tennessee Ernie, who oddly enough is not credited with his last name on this early release. You'll enjoy this track, I'm sure, especially if you're like me and spent most of today with family gathered around a number of different dining room tables. This track reminds me of both Grandpa Jones from Hee Haw, and a Christmas track from Bing Crosby called Christmas Dinner, Country Style, but this precedes both of them by quite a few years. I guess it's all about the food as much as it is the presents. Oh, and of course the fellowship. And the love. And all the other stuff that comes together this one time of year. So here's my last track for you, Tennessee Ernie-Christmas Dinner (Capitol 7" 45 RPM single F1830, 1951). I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Previous tracks:

Harry Kari-Oh! Oh! Don't Ever Go
Dorothy Collins-Mister Santa
Connie Canuso-Somebody Painted Rudolph's Nose A Chocolate Brown
Sandy Offenheim-If Snowflakes Fell In Flavours
Up With People-Jingle Bell Beat
The Ames Brothers-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Jimmy Boyd-Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney
Lou Monte-Italian Jingle Bells
Les Paul-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Harmonicats-Winter Wonderland
Steve Allen and Ricky Vera-Can I Wait Up For Santa Claus?
Ricardo Montalban & Randy Newman-La Campanilla
Ralph Carmichael-The New Hallelujah
Lawrence Welk With The Lennon Sisters-Santa From Santa Fe
Billy May-March Of The Toys
The Davis Sisters-The Christmas Boogie
Anna Russell-Please Santa Claus
Kathy Dunn-Santaville
The Williams Brothers-The Holiday Season
The Ed Sullivan Orchestra-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Banjo Barons-Jolly Old St. Nick & Jingle Bells
Johnny Brandon-Santa Claus, Jr.
Johnny Mathis-Have Reindeer, Will Travel
The Crew-Cuts-Twinkle Toes


Inkydog said...


I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for all of the stuff that you shared this year. Have a great New Year's and we'll talk again next Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your tireless energy and time spent sharing all of this wonderful Christmas music this year. You've inspired me enough to possibly start up my own blog in the new year, and also share a track a day next December. I'm glad I was able to make a small xmas wish of yours come true this year with "Uncle Mistletoe"-it really made me feel special to know I brought so much joy with one small gesture.

Here's hoping you had a lovely holiday and here's to a prosperous and joyous new year for you and your family.

Erick said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful music. You've made Christmas a little brighter.

CaptainOT said...

I just listened to the whole thing Ernie in its entirety. This is a masterpiece! Thanks for compiling a great calendar of music!


Ernie said...

Glad all you folks have enjoyed the Christmas sharity around here. I need to burn all this stuff to CD now and listen to it myself, especially my own compilation. I want to hear how it sounds all together!

Tannerman said...

Ernie, thanks for sharing all the music this year. Very much appreciated your hard work, historical insights, and sarcasm :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you'll have the time and motivation to share some non-Christmas music with us through the year, though I realize you must be uploaded and downloaded to the point of exhaustion.

We thank you for these wonderful gifts. You have truly made it Christmas everyday.

(and, exploring the archives a bit, thank you for the stellar photography as well).

johnny dollar said...

thanks from me too! merry christmas and a great new year!

scott s. said...

any chance you can put it all in one zip file? and link to it? I missed them leading up to christmas, and would take me a few days with rapidshare....