Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving show on the Merry Podcast, a festive celebration of the grateful season plus a preview of the great new music of season. In this episode we’re exploring the history of the American Turkey, the very staple of our feast. Plus we take an extended look at one of the best Thanksgiving movies of all time — Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And, of course, Christmas is not forgotten: we interview a real elf from the North Pole and talk about his role in tracking Santa. We’re also pleased to feature the music ofRead more

Kaitlyn Baker is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Kaitlyn Baker is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

The newest version of the holiday classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” comes courtesy of country singer Kaitlyn Baker and Mansion Entertainment/Sony RED. The song, written by Johnny Marks, was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 and has since become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever. Baker grew up listening to it, and wanted to record her own version. “It has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs, because it’s so family-oriented and fun,” Baker said. “I’m not trying to sound like Brenda Lee, but I wanted my version to be somewhat similar to the original,Read more