The Great Pumpkin Waltz – official video

The Great Pumpkin Waltz – official video

October 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Peanuts comic strip. Everyone take 3 and a half minutes to stop and enjoy Vince Guaraldi’s official music video for The Great Pumpkin Waltz.  You might also like these posts… October week 2 Last...
Remember Vera Lynn

Remember Vera Lynn

In June 2020 we lost Vera Lynn, at age 103. This English singer was very popular during WWII, and remained massively popular in the UK until her death earlier this year. One of her very first recordings was in 1937 – a tune called The Little Boy That Santa Claus...
History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

Next in my History of a Song series is Ding Dong Merrily On High. An orchestral version of this song plays on a Christmas TV show that I like, so off I went to learn more about it. It turns out that this is song is similar to Greensleeves aka What Child Is This?, in...
1979 Disney’s Merry Christmas Songs album TV commercial

1979 Disney’s Merry Christmas Songs album TV commercial

To wrap up this string of Disney-themed Christmas prompts, I thought I’d share this 1979 TV commercial for Walt Disney Studios Merry Christmas Songs. You could get the double album along with a separate storybook album of Dickens’ Christmas Carol for only...
Disney Yule Log Video

Disney Yule Log Video

If you ever wonder what music I listen to while I’m writing CM365 prompts, it’s usually this Disney Yule Log video. The fireplace is pretty, but the 27-minute soundtrack is SO beautiful and uplifting that this is one of my go-tos for music to listen to...