“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” Performed by Bing Crosby (1951) & Johnny Mathis (1986)

December 24, 2010


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.

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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.

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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.

Musically Yours,

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