Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wonderful Christmas Songs from the 1950s &1960s You Need to Know

Modern and contemporary sounding even though their recordings were made decades ago. Here are 11 Holiday and Christmas songs to stir our hearts and imaginations. 

If you have a song and artist favourite to recommend to me from the 1950s or 1960s please send me a message.  

Here Comes Santa Claus - Chilliwack Santa Parade ©

1. Silver Bells  - 1964 - Doris Day
    Doris Day, beautiful at

2. The Little Drummer Boy - 1967 - Lou Rawls
    Listen to a soulful Lou at

3. White Christmas - 1956 - Louis Armstrong
    The beginning and end of jazz Louis Armstrong 

4. Merry Christmas Baby - 1968 - Otis Redding
    Otis is waiting to move you

5. Blue Christmas - 1960 - Charlie Brown
    Poor Charlie Brown has a name that is difficult to search on the Internet - apparently a cartoon character has the same name. Rats. Not a video to be found. Go to iTunes.

6. Mary's Boy Child - 1956 - Harry Belafonte
    The wonderful tone of Harry Belafonte

7. There's No Place Like Home - 1954 - Perry Como
    Grew up this voice in our home

8. Santa Baby - 1953 - Eartha Kitt & Henri René Orchestra
    A few naughty wishes on this list, sigh

9. Silent Night - 1963 - Johnny Cash 
    Country singer Johnny Cash with Carter Family

10. Do You Hear What I Hear - 1963 - Bing Crosby
      What a Christmas song and performance!

11. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - 1963 - Carla Thomas
      A little more soul from 1963.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales.