I have been singing “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” to myself for days, but had to make another selection for today’s post since I had blogged about the Burle Ive’s 1964 holiday classic already here at OSML. Here is my alternative selection.
Composer Meredith Wilson’s perennial holiday classic, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” has been recorded by many since it was first written in 1951. But my two favorite versions are presented here.
First up is Bing Crosby’s early on version that always brings Christmas spirit into my heart. I am not sure if it is the song itself or Bing’s smooth croon — but it always gets to me.
Second up would be Johnny Mathis’ version based on the same orchestral arrangement.
Which do you prefer? I am interested if you can pick one over the other? I sure can’t.
- Christmas Favorites (passingthru.com)
- New Footage of Bing Crosby Christmas Classic on iTunes (prweb.com)