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Holiday Moments: Happiness is Christmas

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 25, 2022

Kristen Chenoweth knows just how to make songs work and this without exception. Her voice is so exceptional and sweet, it’s perfect for this Christmas day. I know, just get on with it. Without further adieu…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at Randocity to everyone in your family!

Playlists update as follows:

And with this post, so ends the Holiday Moments until next season… Enjoy!

Holiday Moments: White Christmas

Posted in classic, holiday, music by commorancy on December 24, 2022

Karen Carpenter enchanted us all with her mesmerizing contralto voice throughout the 70s. No where is that more crystal clear than here on this Christmas Classic: White Christmas featuring Karen Carpenter.

Holiday Moments: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 23, 2022

Holiday Moments: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 22, 2022

Holiday Moments: Wonderful Christmastime

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 21, 2022

Holiday Moments: Christmas Means Love

Posted in music, holiday by commorancy on December 20, 2022

Holiday Moments: Merry Christmas, Darling

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 19, 2022

Once again, we take a trip to the past to visit Karen Carpenter singing Merry Christmas, Darling. Her enchanting contralto shines through brilliantly here. Let’s have a listen.

A little trivia to go along with the above video. Karen originally recorded Merry Christmas, Darling in 1970 which was also released that year. In 1978, along with the Carpenters wishing to release their ninth album Christmas Portrait, a full length Carpenters Christmas album, Karen rerecorded the lead vocal for this song in 1978. Apparently, Karen expressed her desire to rerecord it. There are, in fact, two versions of this song. The video above contains the 1978 rerecorded lead vocal. Here is Karen’s 1970 version:

The subtleties in her two performances are amazing to behold. Eight years later and her voice still sounds almost exactly the same, except for a tiny bit raspiness in her breathier vocals.

Holiday Moments: O Holy Night

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 18, 2022

Holiday Moments: My Favorite Things

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 17, 2022

Julie Andrews had one of the sweetest, most enchanting coloratura singing voices. This is one of the most enchanting and enduring songs from The Sound of Music and has also become an almost instant Christmas classic. Here’s Julie singing My Favorite Things.

Holiday Moments: Silver Bells

Posted in holiday, music by commorancy on December 16, 2022
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