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Last.fm Christmas Classics: White Christmas

While Bing and Bowie are perhaps the most famous faces of Christmas – Santa aside – it’s Crosby’s “White Christmas” that best sets the tone for the most wonderful time of year. Last.fm Trends takes […]

12/25/2011

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Rock Flashback: The Moody Blues’ “December”

Earlier this month, we mentioned The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jethro Tull[/lastfm] Christmas Album and how well the band’s folk-inflected style lends itself to holiday music. Find out about another holiday album that’s a perfect match for the band […]

12/24/2011

Frank Sinatra in 1954 with daughter Nancy (r) and son Frank Jr. (C.J. NICHOLS/AFP/Getty Images)

Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Somewhere in Lapland the reindeer are gearing up for another long night. Naughty or nice, tonight’s the night the big guy in red does the rounds and doles out presents far and wide. “Santa Claus […]

12/24/2011

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One Hit Wonders: Barry Gordon And “Nuttin’ For Christmas”

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Barry Gordon[/lastfm] was just three years old when he made his acting debut on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. He was a worldly seven years old when he scored his lone Top 40 hit, “Nuttin’ […]

12/22/2011

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Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: “Feliz Navidad”

No Christmas would be complete without the Puerto Rican influence of José Feliciano and his classic track “Feliz Navidad.” The Spanish song was a hit in 1970 but is still a feature on Christmas playlists […]

12/20/2011

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Free Mayer Hawthorne MP3 – “Christmas Time Is Here”

If you don’t know [mp3com-artist]Mayer Hawthorne[/mp3com-artist], you don’t know one of the grooviest retro-soul singers to hit the scene in the past few years. But here’s a good place to start: a sexy, slinky reading […]

12/20/2011

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Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: Get The Look With Johnny Mathis

The twelve days of Christmas have begun, and with the time for decoration officially here, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” is today’s choice of holiday classic. Written in 1951, Last.fm Trends is […]

12/13/2011

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MP3.com’s Free 10-Song Holiday Playlist Comes Spiced With Pop, Soul And Rock

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Well, nothing says “I love you” like a DIY mixtape-style playlist. Right? Our friends at MP3.com have put together a free 10-song Holiday Playlist, and you can download the whole […]

12/12/2011

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Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: What Christmas Means To Me

Our Christmas Classics coverage continues today with a look at “What Christmas Means To Me.” Written by Anna Gordy Gaye, George “Horgay” Gordy and Allen Story, the track was taken to the masses by Stevie […]

12/12/2011

Rosemary Clooney & Frank Sinatra

Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: Having A Merry Little Christmas

This December we’re carrying on our look at Christmas classics, the songs that no festive soundtrack should be without. Now, it’s the turn of the heartfelt festive staple “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” First […]

12/09/2011

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