Two more days of Christmas songs

December 23rd, 2015 by Ken

They’re here, they’re there, they’re everywhere.   Those Christmas songs which herald the holiday season.

There’s nothing that separates this time of the year from any other time of the year – more – than Christmas carols and holiday songs.   And, you can’t get away from them.

All radio stations play Christmas songs all day long for the next couple of days.   Television commercials began running them back in October and right after Halloween.  These songs fill the air in the stores and seem to surround us with the expectation of the season.

There are hundreds, if not thousands of Christmas songs.   There are the traditional carols – the more religious ones – – such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”.   Those are the ones you’ll hear today, tomorrow and on Christmas Day.

Then there’s the old standards, the ones from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.   “White Christmas” , “The Christmas Song” better known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and  even “Santa Baby.”  The rock and roll era and the popularity of television specials brought “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”, “The Chipmunk Song”  and “Frosty The Snowman.”

Sad songs also find their way into the Christmas list.  “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis and “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Charles Brown.

Don’t forget such great Christmas songs as “Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer.”

Whatever your favorite songs of the season are – – they will be gone in two days.

And, they won’t return for nine more months – – maybe eight.

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