With Santa headed our way and Hanukkah already started, let me wish you all a very Happy Holidays from our home to yours. I must especially thank, and yes this is a plug, everyone who has generously contributed to keeping this site afloat, via PayPal and/or Patreon. I literally couldn’t do this without you.
Although I have long since passed from lapsed Catholic into just “lapsed,” I love Christmas music. And as people who’ve been around long enough to remember the old “Saturday Night Tunes” feature will know, I also love jazz. So I have a particular soft spot for Christmas tunes from folks like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole. Last December I posted a YouTube video of Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song, but it had some weird thing happening at the beginning of the video–I can’t remember what it was but I remember it was weird–and anyway that video seems to have been taken down. Instead, I was just able to find a playlist of Cole singing Christmas songs, which is way better than whatever I posted last year. Enjoy! I’ll have a couple of other collections to share tomorrow.
The stockings are full, I’ve got a bread dough rising and panna cottas setting for dinner tomorrow, I’m trying to keep my dog from eating the cookies we left out for Santa, and once I finally wrap my wife’s gift I think it will be just about time to call it a night. Best wishes, and thanks for reading.