Jingle Bell Rocks! Top Ten in the news

I had a fantastic conversation with Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) who interviewed me about my documentary and Christmas music generally. Given my love of SOOO MANY Christmas pop songs, it was virtually impossible to limit myself to my top ten, but I gave it my best effort. The comments section of then GLOBE ARTICLE ONLINE will provide you with a sense of the tunes I apparently missed ; )

But there were two songs that I truly regret didn’t make the cut. 

One is by a legendary Baltimore Disc Jockey named Paul “FAT DADDY” Johnson. He recorded an incredible Xmas tune called “Fat Daddy Claus” which I own a copy of on 45 rpm (it as released as a limited ediotion / promo to radio stations in the early 70s). You can also HEAR IT on youtube.

The SECOND tune was a stretch but it’s a guilty pleasure: Robert Goulet released TWO Christmas albums during his illustrious career, and he covered the standard chestnuts we all know and love… But, a couple of WEIRD ones slipped by, including my fave: Hurry Home for Christmas which I just marvel at every time I hear it.

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