Come Home For The Holidays With Santa Scrobbles: Hyped Christmas Music On Last.fm

 

We took a look at last.fm/tag/christmas because… well… ’tis the season.  And we found some cool info to format into a little playlist post of christmas music for you.

First up, the 3 most hyped artist under the tag include Burl Ives (a.k.a. Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives), an Academy Award winning American actor and acclaimed folk music singer and author; arguably most famous for his role as Sam the Snowman in 1964’s Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.  Interestingly enough, his listenership always seems to peek around this time of year… curious

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With 310k listeners and 1.5 million scrobbles amongst his illustrious stage career, Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph Overture & Silver and Gold top his charts last week.

 
Silver And Gold Lyrics
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth
 

Geffen Records recently re-released the tv movie soundtrack which you can find here.

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Also topping the Christmas tag hyped charts is Thurl Ravenscroft (badass name).  The voice responsible for this piece of pulp culture history.

 
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Lyrics
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch,
You really are a heel!
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch.
 

And then there was this … event.  You may see it as iconic or a disaster, either way it was historic in the realm of mega stars bringing Christmas to the masses.

Bing Crosby & David Bowie 249k scrobbles

 
Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy Lyrics
Come they told me
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new born king to see
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring
 

Come find out if there are any good Christmas shows coming to your neighborhood.  I am in NYC so I get to look forward to Miss Mariah Carey

Your recommended gigs can be found here

Stock your personal collection with some free Christmas Music Downloads

In related news: Jennifer Hudson, Train, Earth Wind & Fire, Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Ashley Monroe, Dan & Shay and Jillian Michaels will appear on the 16th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special features uplifting stories about families who have adopted from foster care in order to raise awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s most popular artists.

Musical performances will accompany heartwarming stories that highlight the remarkable American children and families involved in this rewarding process. This year’s special profiles the following adoptive families

Thanks for scrobbling. See you in 2015!