Christmas tunes during the war
#1

I've added some Christmas tunes to the Jukebox this year. Here's a few to start...

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby

White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Jingle Bells - Glenn Miller

Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Bing Crosby

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4lY8Y3eoo

 

Judy Garland singing 'Have yourself...'

 

Beautiful. Songwriter Hugh Martin made several changes to make the song more upbeat. For example, the lines "It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past" became "Let your heart be light / Next year all our troubles will be out of sight". Garland's version of the song, which was also released as a single by Decca Records, became popular among United States troops serving in World War II; her performance at the Hollywood Canteen brought many soldiers to tears.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3
I think that "White Christmas" and "I'll be Home for Christmas" are the two best Christmas songs (secular anyway) ever. Especially the Bing Crosby versions, of course.
Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

I couldn't agree more. I play them and I get all choked up. It just evokes so much emotion. Here you go!

 


 

White Christmas

 

 

 

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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