Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Playlist for Sunday, Dec. 21st, 2014: Need a Little Christmas?

Christmas, Broadway Style!

It seems that all about us, in every store, elevator, gym, and street corner, holiday music trickles/streams/floods or' us!  And maybe that's enough, right? Must we comb The Theatre for its seasonal songs, too?  Well, there are a few that don't make my teeth ache...like those from She Loves Me and Mame and Here's Love, and movie musicals like Holiday Inn and White Christmas.  So that's what we'll do...a sampling of the best, sprinkled with a couple of classic musicals, novelty songs, and perennial favorites.

I have to include Alan Sherman...who did actually write a Broadway musical once (called The Fig Leaves are Falling, 1963...4 performances)...and his Twelve Gifts of Christmas, and Christmas Dragnet, written by the first Weird Al, Stan Freberg. "Some people call 'em green onions, but they're really scallions..."  Yeah, I definitely have a weird side, too, to like this stuff. 

Have a wonderful holiday, and "see" you on the 21st! 

Overture from Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Instrumental, Irving Berlin's White
We Need a Little Christmas (Angela Lansbury, Ensemble, Mame)
Twelve Days Til Christmas (Ensemble, She Loves Me)
Pine Cones and Holly Berries (Ensemble, Here's Love)
Lovers on Christmas Eve (James Naughton, Joanna Gleason, I Love My Wife)
That Man Over There is Santa Claus (Laurence Naismith, Ensemble, Here's Love)
Bells Are Ringing (Ensemble, Bells Are Ringing)
Just in Time (Sydney Chaplin, Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
It's a Simple Little System (Eddie Foy, Jr., Ensemble, Bells Are Ringing)
Is It a Crime? (Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
Happy Holiday (Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn)
White Christmas (Bing Crosby, Ensemble, White Christmas)
Count Your Blessings (Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, White Christmas)
Snow (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, White Christmas)
Try to Remember (Jerry Orbach, The Fantasticks)
I Remember It Well (Alfred Drake, Maria Karnilova, Gigi)
I Don't Remember You (Robert Goulet, The Happy Time)
I Remember You (Doris Day, Day by Day)
Ring Them Bells (Liza Minelli, Liza with a Z)
Be a Santa (Sydney Chaplin, Subways are for Sleeping)
Turkey Lurkey Time (Ensemble, Promises, Promises)
Christmas Day (Ensemble, Promises, Promises)
Hard Candy Christmas (Delores Hall, Ensemble, The Best Little Whorehouse in
She Loves Me (Daniel Massey, She Loves Me)
Sounds While Selling (Ensemble, She Loves Me)
I Resolve (Barbara Baxley, She Loves Me)
Days Gone By (Daniel Massey, Ludwig Donath, She Loves Me)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis)
The Boy Next Door (Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis)
The Trolley Song (Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis)
The Twelve Gifts of Christmas (Alan Sherman, My Son: The Greatest)
Christmas Dragnet (Stan Freberg, Christmas Dragnet)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis)

1 comment:

  1. And of course you are playing the BEST recording ever of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!