A Marshmallow World

A Marshmallow World

It’s a Marshmallow World was introduced by Bing Crosby, of course, way back in 1950. It was a golden era for new Christmas music and Bing cranked them out better than anyone. It was a hit, but a minor one for Crosby, at least compared to his other Christmas tunes. The song was covered by several artists over the next several years but it never found its lasting identity until Dean Martin recorded it in 1966 as part of The Dean Martin Christmas Album. Funny thing is it wasn’t hit for Martin at the time. The album did well —Read more

Christmas 1968 from Space

Christmas 1968 from Space

Christmas of 1968 is remembered for what happened as part of the mission of Apollo 8. This was a full six months before man landed on the moon in July of 1969 and their mission was to orbit the moon nine times — an event that transpired on Christmas Eve. Each time they circled the moon they were out of touch with earth for 45 minutes. This was an age when many had just color television as their cutting edge technology. The fact that man was in space and progressing towards a moon landing and that much of that couldRead more