Only three more days until Christmas. Are you ready?
Rose is. She finished up Harold’s gift—embroidered hankerchiefs—yesterday, and, today, she and Harold chose and cut their modest pine. Of course, she’s done crafting her ornaments and is settling in, just now, to trim the tree.
Cue the Christmas music.
The bad news: no Frosty (1945), Silver Bells (1951), or Winter Wonderland (1934). There are, however, all the classic Carols: Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Good King Wenceslas, etc. And these jazzy, 20s-era songs, which you may not have heard before.
At the Christmas Ball (1925) / Bessie Smith
Christmas Eve Blues (1928) / Blind Lemon Jefferson
Santa Claus, That’s Me (1928) / Vernon Dalhart
Lonesome Christmas Blues (1929) / Blind Blake
The Santa Claus Blues (1925) / Clarence Williams Orchestra