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Monday, December 29, 2014

Now wait just a doggone minute here...

You folks didn't actually think I was gonna let the holidays of Christmas go by without posting a couple of must-listens, did you? Hrmph. Well, think again.

First, we have the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, which is a musical on the entire life of Christ, perhaps the very first time Christ's entire life has been set to music. This is classic Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Handel's Messiah can be done at either Christmas or Easter because there is as much there about the suffering and death of Christ, and the Resurrection, as there is His birth. This rendition immediately became a best-seller when Columbia Masterworks released it in the late 1960s, and it is still tops on various sales charts for the Christmas and Easter seasons.
Click here to go directly to YouTube site for it. And help it along. This was posted by a Handel fan recently.

And then I have some readers who always express their appreciation for my Perry Como selections during this time of year. Perry Como became synonymous with Christmas during his career, due to his much-publicized Christmas specials on national TV. I have never posted this one, but it was one of Perry's best, and he had a chart topping hit with this in 1954. Enjoy...

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