Good Morning Gentle Readers,
TWC is a Christmas music snob. I am the Grinch Who Stole Most of the Christmas Music because much of it is sterile and forgettable (or downright annoying). That indictment includes more than a few of the classic medieval hymns that are right popular among Catholics and Protestants alike. I mostly keep that stuff to myself and I'm sure many people do not share my eclectic tastes, which are laid bare in the TWC Christmas Tuneography.
Though the lyrics were written by a homesick college student, I'll Be Home For Christmas was popularized in 1943 by Bing Crosby and touched the heartstrings of soldiers far from home as well as Americans on the home front whose sons and husbands were not coming home for Christmas.
If you are a jazz fan you will appreciate Dianne Schurr's cover and realize how difficult vocal jazz is to do well. If you detest jazz, you will realize that Dianne Schurr's cover is arguably the best, anyway. Ever. I know it's not fair. Bing and Sinatra didn't have our technology. But still. The woman can sing.
I'd planned to whip up a You Tube video for the occasion, but we is outta time, so what you don't see is what you get.
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