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Christmas Songs

'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Band Aid Asked In 1984

December 25, 2020

Left: Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in Notting Hill, London, during the recording of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' on November 25, 1984. Right: Sleeve art for the single...

Pogo's 'Deck Us All With Boston Charlie:' A Walt Kelly ...

December 24, 2020

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,Walla Walla Wash., an' Kalamazoo!Nora's freezin' on the trolley, Swaller dollar cauliflower alleygaroo!Walt Kelly's Pogo comi...

Alvin And The 'Chipmunk Song' Christmas Hit: David Sevi...

December 22, 2020

In 1958, The Chipmunks, a nonexistent musical act, achieved a #1 hit with "The Chipmunk Song," also known as "Christmas Don't Be Late." The Chipmunks weren't...

Eartha Kitt: Young Catwoman of 'Batman,' And 'Santa Bab...

December 22, 2019

BATMAN - "The Funny Feline Felonies" - Airdate December 28, 1967. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Ge...

Gayla Peevey Of 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas' F...

December 14, 2019

“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do,” those strange lyrics sung by a cute 10-year-old girl have been stuck in our heads since 1...

Jose Feliciano's 'Feliz Navidad:' How The 1970 Christma...

December 9, 2019

Feliz Navidad, I wanna wish you a merry Christmas… the holiday wouldn’t be the same without that joyful phrase. Performed by Jose Feliciano, a virtuoso guita...

Who Wrote 'Rudolph?' Meet Johnny Marks, A 'Holly Jolly'...

December 2, 2019

Left: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, from the hugely popular Rankin-Bass TV special. Right: Johnny Marks in 1977. Sources: IMDB; William N. Jacobellis / (c) NY...

Christmas (Music) In The Jungle: Vietnam-Era Holiday So...

December 6, 2018

December 25, 1967: Soldiers taking rest close to a small Christmas tree, on their position at the Hill 875 near Dakto, few days after the North Vietnamese Army ...