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A Brief History of the Hit Christmas Song

Seasonal songs became a recording industry commodity in the 1940s, especially when it came to the big kahuna of seasons. The trailblazer was Bing Crosby’s record of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

Source: A Brief History of the Hit Christmas Song | Literary Hub

“It turned out that the most successful Christmas records tended to have two common qualities: catchy, upbeat melodies and imagined unlikely scenarios for anthropomorphized yuletide characters.”

I wonder where “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” fits into the scheme of things.

–Malcolm

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