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 Forgot. It is a very sad song and not at all in the spirit of CM365. In 1939, she recorded I’m Sending A Letter to Santa Claus, which is a step up but still has a melancholy feel, not magical! So I kept looking. How about 1942 – I’m Spending Christmas With The Old Folks. This is reminiscent of I’ll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams). So, melancholy, again.

Here is a simple song that showcases her lovely voice and isn’t a tearjerker. A Christmas Wish From Me To You.

And for something more traditional, here is her recording of White Christmas.

Enjoy!

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