Sunday, December 18, 2016


I suppose you've all figured out that this must be coming, since I had one reindeer left.  Well, I guess there's still Rudolph, and Twinkletoes, and Sandy, and a whole host of others (Olive!) that have been added over the years to more or less popularity, but the Famous Eight from Clarence Clement Moore's poem are the important ones here.  Anyhow, this is the brand-spankin' new collection of tunes from 2015, the last time I did Christmas In July.  And I've been listening to it in the car for a couple weeks now, I think it's great, it really holds up, I'm proud of it.  The artwork is pretty good, too, from a picture I shot of a bucket of bulbs at The Salvation Army a couple years ago.  You just never know when you might need such a photo.  Here's the tracklist for your perusal.

1. The Arthur Lyman Group-Greensleeves
2. Jimmie Davis-Going Home For Christmas
3. Blossom Dearie With Bob Dorough-Baby It's Cold Outside-Live
4. Chet Baker And The Carmel Strings-Christmas Song
5. Johnny Kemp-Christmas Time In Nassau
6. Bob Vernon-Go Tell It On The Mountain
7. The Marshall Family-Children, Go Where I Send Thee
8. Judy Holliday & Gerry Mulligan-It Must Be Christmas
9. The Clark Sisters-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
10. Duane Eddy-Long Lonely Days Of Winter
11. Turk Murphy-Santa Claus Blues
12. The Anita Kerr Singers-Snowbound
13. 101 Strings-The Sound Of Christmas
14. The Bek Brothers-The Virgin Mary
15. The Airmen Of Note With Nancy Wilson-What Child Is This
16. Leslie Uggams-Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
17. Chuy Reyes And His Orchestra-Rumba De Fleur
18. Sue Brason-Chanukah (Is Here At Last)
19. The Louis Castellucci Military Band-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
20. Marlene Dietrich-Der Trommelmann
21. Doris Day-Christmas Story
22. The King Sisters And The Children-Chree-See-Mus
23. Connie Francis-Ave Maria
24. Red Carter-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
25. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Choir-O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
26. James A. Miller-Little Baby Jesus
27. Les Brown And His Band Of Renown-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
28. Jimmy Joyce-Department Store Santa Claus
29. Tom Glazer With Jeffrey Alden-Auld Lang Syne Parody


Whew!  That's a lot of music today!  I hope you've enjoyed this little walk down memory lane.  It's been quite a history lesson for me as well.  Now to see if I can get a new share together for today.


  1. Almost forgot. Here's a little bonus for those of you who leave comments. I had packaged these up recently and decided I'd throw them up here. These are all of the Christmas in July shares from 2015. Lots and lots of goodies in here. Some good, some bad, but quantity has a quality all it's own.

    Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for leaving a comment!

  2. Thank you & a very Mele Kalikimaka to you!

  3. Commenting about all your great mixes, I generally prefer albums to mixes, but I must admit I am blown away by the quality of your mixes! Okay, so I like your mixes. I still prefer albums, but you have some unique treasures hiding among these tracks!

    Thanks again!

    Joel (Once "Jeremiad," now "Jumbliah," for what it's worth)

  4. Never ever blow off an Ernie mix! I learned that a while ago. Thank you so much!
    Interesting to hear some of the Schoolhouse Rock alumni (track 3) doing some Christmas singing. And, honestly, the Doris Day is one of my very favorite songs, ever! Wasn't that from a movie?

  5. I think Doris Day was from a soundtrack to Moonlight Bay. I pulled it from a set of 78s, that's why the sound is sorta crummy.

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