FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols

Dec. 15 – The Mills Brothers – You Don’t Have to Be a Santa Claus (1955)

I just love the message of this song; that we’re all capable of being as selfless and giving as the jolly old elf. We can all get joy from giving, especially to those who have much less than we do.

And it doesn’t hurt that it’s sung be the beautifully harmonious voices of The Mills Brothers.

The song was first released on a Decca single in 1955 and subsequently released on their album, “Merry Christmas”, which I highly recommend you picking up.

Here’s the track listing so far (links are to purchase MP3 at Amazon):

  1. Deck The Halls – The Music City Brass
  2. Christmas Candy – Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge – Teresa Brewer
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – John Klein
  5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Joanie Sommers
  6. Frosty the Snowman – Esquivel and His Orchestra
  7. The Christmas Song – Judy Garland and Mel Torme
  8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Hollyridge Strings
  9. Mister Santa – Dorothy Collins
  10. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – The Three Suns
  11. Sleigh Ride – Ira Ironstrings
  12. Twelve Days of Christmas – Kenny Burrell
  13. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Tillotson
  14. Christmas Spirit – The Four Lads
  15. You Don’t Have to Be a Santa Claus – The Mill Brothers

Here’s the link to the whole mix: FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols

Check back each day between now and Christmas for a new song. And subscribe to the playlist on Spotify for updates as well.