Winter Wonderland in March? You bet!

Okay, I admit it. I’m a bit of a holiday music freak. I just love it! I often lament the fact that there’s such a small window of time each year where I can wholeheartedly indulge in my passion. But, I’ve come to the realization that many songs get undeservedly stuck with the dreaded “Christmas music” tag. Once December 25th rolls around they are put away till next December (well, November really!). But hey folks, winter is with us all the way to March 20! So, we have every right to be singing and listening to these songs for several MONTHS! And as a lover of this music, I have two words to say about that: “Yahoo!” and “Yippee-i-o-ki-ay!” Here are some of the songs I’m talking about – with nary a mention of Christmas and what CD’s you can find these songs in:

Christmas Cocktails 3 in SPL Catalog
Winter Wonderland from Christmas Cocktails 3

Whatcha Know Joe in SPL Catalog
Winter Weather from Watcha Know Joe by Pied Pipers

Personal Christmas Collection in SPL Catalog
Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! from Personal Christmas Collection by Doris Day

Ella & Louis Again in SPL Catalog
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm from Ella and Louis Again by Ella Fitzgerald

The Christmas Music Of Johnny Mathis in SPL Catalog
A Marshmallow World from The Christmas Music of Johnny Mathis

Somewhere over the Rainbow in SPL Catalog
Baby, It’s Cold Outside from Somewhere over the Rainbow

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas in SPL Catalog
Sleigh Ride from Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

Christmas Songs in SPL Catalog
It Happened in Sun Valley from Christmas Songs by Mel Tormé

Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3 in SPL Catalog
Frosty the Snowman from Now That’s What I Call Christmas! 3

Bing's Gold Records in SPL Catalog
Jingle Bells from Bing’s Gold Records

Christmas Classics in SPL Catalog
Jingle Bell Rock from Christmas Classics

The Tony Bennett Christmas Album in SPL Catalog
Snowfall from The Tony Bennett Christmas Album by Tony Bennett

What are some of your favorites?

~Bob, Central Library

3 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland in March? You bet!”

  1. Some of my faves (in addition to many of the above!): “Do You Hear What We Hear?” by Kiki & Herb, Pink Martini’s “Joy to the World,” “Christmas with the Rat Pack,” Vince Guaraldi Trio and Xfm’s “It’s a Cool, Cool Christmas.”

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