The Night Before Christmas

Rosemary Clooney and Gene Autry sing “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” After 150 years of assuming it was written by Clement Clarke Moore, there is now some question as to whether he did so. It first appeared in 1823 anonymously; Moore claimed it in 1837. I don’t really care whether he or Henry Livingstone wrote …

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Ms. Ronstadt excels at Christmas music too

Here is Linda Ronstadt singing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” from her 2000 album “A Merry Little Christmas”. It should come as no surprise that it had the highest sales of all holiday albums released that year. It took her a long time to record a holiday album, and she chose only half-a-dozen of the …

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