Approved Christmas Songs 1960 to 1979

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  The evolution of Christmas music in the United States is a very broad and interesting topic. When we have European-only institutions of higher learning, this will make a fascinating PhD thesis.  I'm sure there are plenty of "histories of Christmas" extant on the internet, and in the printed culture, but very few of them are going to correctly name the driving forces behind the American Christmas spectacle. Fortunately the basic aspects of a family-centered, gift-giving, symbolically Nordic holiday are still largely intact. 

   In the music realm, the Jews always had financial influence, but only showed up in massive numbers in the 1880's. By 1920, they dominated organized crime, pornography, coastal print media, and movie making. They also had substantial control of the popular music industry. Tin Pan Alley was an area of New York City, entirely Jewish, that controlled music copyright, publishing and production of sheet music and records.  Their initial influence on Christmas music was to make money off of it. They created ditties, commercial jingles, similar to product advertisements, that took the Christ (and the family, and the yule) out of Christmas, and injected their unique worldview in.  They emphasized Santa Claus' gift-giving aspect, and if you look back one blog entry, at the list of the biggest Jewish Christmas songs, you will see they are pretty much all product pitches. Coincidentally, they also owned most of the department stores, so they'd release a shopping song, feature it in a movie, and create a feedback loop to reinforce their business concerns.  The Jews' group IQ in terms of g is not very high, but their 5d6 Mercantilism roll was certainly a Yahtzee.

  The Jews' big Christmas hits petered out by the 1960's. At this point, firmly in control of American pop music, the Jews stopped creating their own songs, and began pushing the big narrative of the 60's, which was negro christmas songs as integration propaganda. Nat King Cole, a white presenting, non-threatening negro was enlisted along with Sydney Poitier and Harry Belafonte as the face of social justice in the fifties. Within ten years, we were treated to the astounding sight of these same negroes flaunting and beating their white "wives".  Carla Thomas, Sammy Davis, Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and finally James Brown all released "Christmas" material.  Their songs are of predictable concern; my man has left me, can I get with you, etc.  (Kissin' By the Mistletoe, Please Santa Send My Man Home, et al) The 70's saw a decrease of negro Christmas songs, with the wikipedia singles list containing 49 negro songs from the sixties, but only 12 from the seventies. By that point, the goals of uplifting negro needs over whites to the top of the American to-do list, and forcefully integrating all American institutions were complete, and the fifties' crypsis unnecessary.

  With Jews gatekeeping popular music, it's hard to say what European-Americans would have been up to at this time. Our largest, and purest source of Christmas music was probably Country music. Only in this genre would you see our spirit coming through somewhat robustly.  Even this genre was dominated by exhaustion however, as much of it consisted of self-pitying music about alchoholic fathers, poverty, and dysfunctional families. Some of this caterwauling was certainly valid, but not joyous, inspiring or as beautiful as the more traditional songs such as Silent Night, Deck the Halls, or Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  This was the period of joke songs: (Dominick the Christmas Donkey, Monster's Holiday, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer), and muh drunk dad: (Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas - Commander Cody, Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk - John Denver). The standout in this depressing genre was probably Johnny Cash's "Christmas As I Knew It", on 1963's Christmas Spirit album. This album has no foreign-influenced christmas songs. Recommended but quite dreary.

  On the bright side, we put out the springy Vince Guaraldi/Charlie Brown songs, the Dr. Seuss soundtrack, the upbeat Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys, and the mega-popular Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney. The Jews didn't write a single significant Christmas song this entire period, so while this multicultural, lovey-dovey pap is not our best work, it's easily superior to everyone else, as expected.

  Personal obscure highlights for me include: Jingo Jango by Axis veteran Bert Kaempfert , Pretty Paper by Roy Orbison, Christmas In My Hometown by Sonny James, Christmas at K-Mart by Root Boy Slim, Christmas Song by Angel, Merry Christmas, Darling by The Carpenters, the unintentionally counter-Semitic I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake, and best of all Ring Out, Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull.  

Here's the complete chart of European Christmas/Yule/New Years' Christmas music, approved by your own personal eternal Anglo for winter play. None are composed or performed by non-whites, although there can be mistakes with this much data. I have not listened to all these songs, and there are hundreds more not on the wikipedia list; feel free to add, subtract and advocate.

It's Christmas EverywhereAnka, PaulHighly Popular   1960   Top 100
Dominick the Christmas DonkeyMonte, LouHighly Popular1960Top 100
Baby's First ChristmasFrancis, ConnieHighly Popular1961Top 100
Monsters' HolidayPickett, BobbyHighly Popular1962Top 100
Little Saint NickBeach BoysHighly Popular1963Top 100
Pretty PaperNelson, WillieHighly Popular1963Top 100
Christmas Time is HereGuaraldi, VinceHighly Popular1965
O TannenbaumGuaraldi, VinceHighly Popular1965
May You AlwaysHarrison, HarryHighly Popular1965Top 100
You're a Mean One, Mr. GrinchSeuss, Dr.Highly Popular1966
Christmas Time Is Here AgainBeatlesHighly Popular1967
Merry Christmas DarlingCarpentersHighly Popular1970Top 100
Happy Xmas, War is OverLennon, JohnHighly Popular1971Top 100
Step Into ChristmasJohn, EltonHighly Popular1973Top 100
Grandma Got Run Over By a ReindeerElmo & PatsyHighly Popular1979Top 100
Wonderful ChristmastimeMcCartney, PaulHighly Popular1979Top 100
Marvelous ToyPaxton, TomLesser Known1963
O Little Town of BethlehemStafford, JoLesser Known1964
Welcome ChristmasJones, ChuckLesser Known1966
If Every Day Was Like ChristmasPresley, ElvisLesser Known1966
Christmas Auld Lang SyneDarin, BobbyObscure1960
Twistin' BellsSanto & JohnnyObscure1960
Merry, Merry Christmas BabyStevens, DodieObscure1960
Little Altar BoyDana, VicObscure1961
A Kiss For ChristmasDowell, JoeObscure1961
I'm Gonna Be Warm This WinterFrancis, ConnieObscure1962
Jingo JangoKaempfert, BertObscure1962Fun
Santa Claus is Watching YouStevens, RayObscure1962
Not So Merry ChristmasVee, BobbyObscure1962
Lil ElfyBolger, RayObscure1963
Holiday HootenannyPaul & PaulaObscure1963
Our Winter LovePursell, BillObscure1963
An Old Christmas CardReeves, JimObscure1963
My Boyfriend's Coming Home For ChristmasWine, ToniObscure1963
Man With All the ToysBeach BoysObscure1964
ToylandDay, DorisObscure1964
Yes, Patricia, There is a Santa ClausDean, JimmyObscure1964
Blue WinterFrancis, ConnieObscure1964
Hooray For Santa ClausHirt, AlObscure1964
Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely DayLee, BrendaObscure1964
Dearest SantaVinton, BobbyObscure1964
Real Meaning of ChristmasConniff, RayObscure1965
My Mom and Santa ClausJones, GeorgeObscure1965
Santa Looked a Lot Like DaddyOwens, BuckObscure1965
Christmas in the JungleRoberts, DerrikObscure1965anti-vietnam  
Barefoot Santa ClausJames, SonnyObscure1966
Snow FlakeReeves, JimObscure1966
Little Becky's Christmas WishLamb, BeckyObscure1967anti-vietnam
SnowLonget, ClaudineObscure1967
Old Toy TrainsMiller, RogerObscure1967
Blue Lonely WinterNewman, JimmyObscure1967
Happy Birthday, JesusPage, PattiObscure1967
First ChristmasThomas, DannyObscure1967
NatividadVan, Harvie JuneObscure1967
Po' Folks ChristmasAnderson, BillObscure1968Po Folks
There Is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas   Como, PerryObscure1968
Hurry Home For ChristmasGoulet, RobertObscure1968
Whatever Happened To Christmas?Webb, JimmyObscure1968
Winter World of LoveHumperdinck, EngelbertObscure1969
Remember BethlehemMullins, DeeObscure1970
Goin' HomeSherman, BobbyObscure1970
My Christmas Card To YouPartridge FamilyObscure1971
Slipping Into ChristmasRussell, LeonObscure1972
Daddy's Drinking Up Our ChristmasCommander CodyObscure1973Drunk Dad   
It Doesn't Have to be That WayCroce, JimObscure1973
Please Daddy, Don't Get DrunkDenver, JohnObscure1973Drunk Dad
If We Make It Through ChristmasHaggard, MerleObscure1973Po Folks
Child of WinterBeach BoysObscure1974
Christmas DreamComo, PerryObscure1974
Ding Dong, Ding DongHarrison, GeorgeObscure1974
When a Child is BornHolm, MichaelObscure1974
What Will the New Year Bring?Fargo, DonnaObscure1975
Light of the StableHarris, EmmylouObscure1975
I Believe in Father ChristmasLake, GregObscure1975Fun
Christmas MemoriesSinatra, FrankObscure1975
Ring Out, Solstice BellsJethro TullObscure1976Fun
Christmas SongAngelObscure1977Fun
Fall Softly SnowBrown, Jim EdObscure1977
Father ChristmasKinksObscure1977Gen X
Celebrate Me HomeLoggins, KennyObscure1977
Christmas at K-MartRoot Boy SlimObscure1977Fun

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