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44-D’s Twenty-Five Days of Christmas Music Videos


December 1st Do They Know Its Christmas? (Band Aid)

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December 2nd The Christmas Song (Christina Aguilera)

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December 3rd Christmas Time is Here (Toni Braxton)

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December 4th Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt and Friends)

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December 5th I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas (Bing Crosby)

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December 6th Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Luther Vandross)

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December 7th Joy to the world (Mahalia Jackson)

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December 8th Thank God Its Christmas (Queen)

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December 9th Last Christmas (Wham!)

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December 10th The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)

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December 11th Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)

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December 12th Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano)

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December 13th Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (James Taylor)

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December 14th Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland)

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December 15th Let It Snow (Boyz II Men)

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December 16th Jingle Bells (Bebe and Cece Winans)

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December 17th Little Drummer Boy (Celtic Woman)

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December 18th Here Comes Santa Claus (Gene Autry)

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December 19th The First Noël (Allison Crowe)

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December 20th Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (John Denver)

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December 21st Merry Christmas, Baby (Bruce Springsteen)

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December 22nd Silent Night (Kelly Price)

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December 23rd All I Want For Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)

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December 24th Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)

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December 25th Merry Christmas Darling (The Carpenters)

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Mele Kalikimaka: The Obama Family’s Annual Christmas Vacation

Honolulu Star Bulletin/Richard Borreca—Hawaii’s home-grown president, Barack Obama, is expected back in Honolulu on Dec. 23, according to sources in Washington.

The president and his family are expected to stay until Jan. 2, meaning he will celebrate both Christmas and New Year’s in the islands.

In the past, Obama made a point of celebrating Christmas with his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham. The woman who raised Obama when his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was working and studying in Indonesia, died last November.

Also in past years, Obama would spend time with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Soetoro-Ng and her husband, Konrad Ng, are also expected back in Honolulu. They were living in Washington, D.C., this year while Ng, a University of Hawaii professor, was scholar-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American program.

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Christmas 2008

TPM/Christina Bellantoni—The White House has long been saying President Obama wants a health care bill on his desk this year.

That’s the messaging used by the DNC’s Organizing for America, pro-health reform groups and, as Brian reported this week, the Democratic leadership is prepared to work “right through Christmas.”

TPMDC followed up asking Gibbs about the First Family’s annual Hawaiian vacation. The dates aren’t public yet, but Obama will be in the Aloha state for a good chunk of time in late December.

If the bill is passed the president would be happy to sign it in Hawaii – I could think of any number of picturesque locations,” Gibbs said.

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44-D’s Twenty-Five Days of Christmas Music Videos (Dec 5th)

White Christmas Performed by Bing Crosby

White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is assumed to be the best selling single of all time.

Berlin wrote the song in 1940, poolside at the Builtmore Hotel in Phoenix AZ. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, “Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written — hell, I just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written!

The first public performance of the song was also by Crosby, on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941; the recording is not believed to have survived. He recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers for Decca Records in just 18 minutes on May 29, 1942, and it was released on July 30 as part of an album of six 78-rpm songs from the film Holiday Inn. At first, Crosby did not see anything special about the song. He just said “I don’t think we have any problems with that one, Irving.”

The song initially performed poorly and was overshadowed by the film’s first hit song: “Be Careful, It’s my Heart“. By the end of October 1942, however, “White Christmas” topped the “Your Hit Parade” chart. It remained in that position until well into the new year. (It has often been noted that the mix of melancholy — “just like the ones I used to know” — with comforting images of home — “where the treetops glisten” — resonated especially strongly with listeners during World War II. The Armed Forces Network was flooded with requests for the song.)



Lyrics

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white

And may all your Christmases be white (All your Christmases be white)
And may all your Christmases be white (All your Christmases be white)
And may all your Christmases be
(All your Christmases be white)
(All your Christmases be white)

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