‘Tis the season to watch crappy made for TV movies and think about all those cartoons that used to be great when you were a kid. Joe Barbera, half of Hanna-Barbera, died at the age of 95 yesterday, this made me think of all those cartoons and since it’s the Christmas season I’m posting TV Christmas music.
This one is from the movie Elf, but we watched it on TV the other night and I think it will one day have the TV following of some of the great Christmas classics. I really enjoy this movie, despite those that don’t. Zooey has quite the voice, and my dad loves Leon Redbone.
Baby It’s Cold Outside|Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel
Here’s an oldie from the Partridge Family.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|The Partridge Family
Here’s Tom Hanks singing another movie song, but no doubt this will be on TV soon, if not already.
The Polar Express|Tom Hanks
Burl Ives singing one of my favorite Christmas songs. This one from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, maybe my favorite TV special.
Holly Jolly Christmas|Burl Ives
Frosty the Snowman sung by Jimmy Durante in the classic cartoon of the same name.
Frosty the Snowman|Jimmy Durante
This is probably the best music to come out of a children’s Christmas TV special. I never did much care for Chuck, but Snoopy and Woodstock were my favorite. The music in this special, like all Peanuts cartoons, is fabulous.
Christmas Time Is Here|Vince Guaraldi Trio (with vocals)
This is the only thing that came from the Jim Carrey version of the Grinch.
Where Are You Christmas|Cindy Lou Who