The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
Looks like some of those songs go into the 1930s and '40s, if you're not too particular about sticking to the 1920s exclusively.
We have a CD album that was originally released on cassette as "The Legends of Christmas." VAI Audio now sells it on CD as "The Greatest Hits of Christmas Past." It has a few from the 1920s, most from the 1930s, some from the 1940s, but it's a wonderful album. We've bought multiple copies of it. Here's a link: http://www.vaimusic.com/holiday-titles/1225.html
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What a great question, and I know I RJD will be the best to answer it. But it got me thinking that what we consider the golden age of Christmas music started around the mid-1930's with the surge in radio ownership. Until that time music would have been heard live or played in the home via sheet music, music box, or record or cylinder player. Due in large part to the interest in seasonal offerings, early Christmas recordings are among the most desirable of the early recording formats. I do find it interesting to think that even today we can turn on a station playing Christmas music and we're hearing tunes that go back over 70 years. Everyone knows White Christmas, but I'd wear out a set of tires trying to find someone who can sing a verse of Vernon Dalhart's "Santa Claus, That's Me!"
Here's a link I found: http://www.vintagemusicroom.com/
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I knew you guys would come up with some good stuff! Thanks for the points to archive.com RJD, love the 1920s Holiday CD!
That reminded me that I got some old cylinder records a few years ago. I got them from a post that's no longer up, but I found a comment with many of links in: http://worcesterite.com/forums/music...as-mp3s-thread (see the long comment with the links - not all of those are still working...)