Wednesday, December 21, 2011

VIDEO: Dean Martin and "The Christmas Blues"

Here's an antidote for anyone like me who is tiring of "Frosty the Snowman," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and the rest of those novelty Christmas tunes being piped in everywhere you go.

I had never heard this song until yesterday and I thought I knew all the sad Christmas songs ever written. It's kind of swingy and upbeat for a song that's all about loneliness.

Music by David Holt, lyrics by the incomparable Sammy Cahn. Vocal by the coolest member of the Rat Pack (IMO). I think he had a few too many cocktails before coming onstage.

If the video doesn't play in the window below you can watch it here.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, John, and your family. A timely video considering I've bought a beautiful ice bucket and martini shaker as a present for my brother. hA!

    For me, the loneliest Christmas song has always been, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS...