Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here It Is Christmas

Hey, how's it goin'?  We've just about reached the end of our little Holiday shindig.  'Couple more Yuletide posts after this, and then we begin  our Best Records Of The Year list, followed by normal (hopefully more regular) postings.  Gosh, wonder what we'll post on Christmas Eve?  Well before then, we've got two super swell posts for y'all.

So, as the snow is falling here in Chicago, and the Xmas lites spin...we get all weepy and sentimental, such is our wont.  And what better way to celebrate our Seasonal Affective Disorder (no, really...somebody actually came up with that...and, no, we don't actually have that...good gravy haven't you caught the tone of our posts?), then some classic Holiday 3 hanky tearjerkers?  Add in some talky moralisms, and we're sent for a night of Christmas "spirits".   Oh my, yes.

So let's raise a glass of distilled sadness to our terribly concerned friends Hank Snow (whom we actually love dearly, in so many ways), Sonny James, Bobby Goldsboro, Rev. A.W. Nix, Jim Eanes, and Rev. J.M. Gates. 

But, wait, there's more.  We would be remiss in this post to not include the King of the Grand Holiday Weeper, the very man himself, Mr. Red Sovine!  And we've got not one but two (two!)  of his classics, including the very greatest of all (a Re-Post Special), "Here It Is Christmas".  You simply have to hear it to believe it!

Santa's Got a box o tissues and a big ol' bible in his sleigh! (opinions of the artists posted here do not necessarily reflect those of The Big Rock Candy Mountain..egad, just sayin'). 

Hank Snow: Christmas Wants (mp3)

Red Sovine: Is There Really A Santa Claus (mp3)

Sonny James: Christmas Letter (mp3)

Bobby Goldsboro: Look Around You (It's Christmas Time) (mp3)

Rev. A.W. Nix: How Will You Spend Your Christmas (mp3)

Jim Eanes and The Shenandoah Valley Boys: It Won't Seem Like Christmas (mp3)

Rev. J.M. Gates: Getting Ready For Christmas Day (mp3)

And A Very Special Re-Post (and the Greatest Weeper Of All)

Red Sovine: Here It Is Christmas (mp3)

Get out yr hankies, and have a merry, merry Christmas!


Mark said...

Good old Red doesn't disappoint.

Lodewijk said...

in terms of tearjerkers, my fave is still "Christmas in November" by Slim Pickens...
haven't got it digitally though, only on old fashioned tape cassette; would be cool if you could post that one as well!
(allthough I am already quite happy with the gems you have posted so far...)