Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#1 "We Need A Little Christmas" by Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis - "We Need A Little Christmas"

From Wikipedia, The Christmas song, "We Need a Little Christmas," is a showtune originating from Jerry Herman's Broadway musical, Mame, 1966 production.

In the musical, the song is performed after Mame has lost her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and decides that she, her young nephew Patrick, and her two household servants "need a little Christmas now" to cheer them up.[2] The original lyrics include the line, "But, Auntie Mame, it's one week past Thanksgiving Day now!" Since the time the song was written the phenomenon of Christmas creep has resulted in the normal holiday season beginning much earlier than it once did, which has led to more recent recordings changing the line to, "But, Auntie Mame, it's one week from Thanksgiving Day now!"

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