Thursday, December 10, 2009

christmas series #7: bing crosby

(Best Christmas decorations ever.)

Well, yet another holiday season is upon us. I can't believe it's almost 2k10. Remember when we were freaking out about y2k? NUTZ. It's just so crazy how fast the time goes. Having said that, I really enjoy the Christmas spirit. Last year, I began a series of posts featuring holiday songs and this year I have intentions of doing the same.

I want to start us off with a personal favorite Christmas tune. Not only is it prominently featured in the best Christmas movie ever, Christmas Vacation, but it's also just a really cheerful song that will help you get in the mood during those depressing gray days.

"Mele Kalikimaka" is a warm Hawaiian greeting for Merry Christmas. The most famous version of this song was recorded in 1950 by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. 1950! This song has been covered so many times.

Anyway, Bing stars in one of my fave Christmas-time movies, White Christmas. He makes singing look so easy it's scary. I hope you enjoy this tune while you are drifting away to Hawaii and drinking some medicine by the fire. Merry Christmas and let the countdown begin!

Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka

1 comment:

cybulski said...

i am going to decorate my house like that some day, i guarantee you.