The Late Movies: Christmas Day Music
On Christmas day, while you have the family gathered round sharing cookies, candy, and memories, you can accompany the company with these classic Christmas songs. If you aren't busy, you might enjoy the videos as well!
Merry Christmas Baby
The original, performed by Charles Brown.
A Christmas followup to the song "Snoopy and the Red Baron".
Performed by the Three Tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras.
The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth
Bing Crosby and David Bowie made an odd couple in the 1977 Bing Crosby Christmas TV special.
Bing Crosby sings White Christmas in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn. The actress is Marjorie Reynolds, but her singing was overdubbed by Martha Mears. Crosby later reprised the song in the 1954 movie White Christmas.
The Drifters version of the song from 1954, set to animation by Joshua Held.
Silent Night, performed by the Vienna Boys Choir.
The Hallelujah Chorus
A video performance by the Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade of Quinhagak, Alaska, with assistance from the entire village.
If you are now in the mood for more vintage holiday fare, try The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas and The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas ‘Toons. For more contemporary Christmas songs, see Ransom Riggs earlier edition of The Late Movies: Christmas Songs. Merry Christmas, everyone!