Sunday, December 09, 2012

Song of the Week: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

SamuraiFrog's Essential Christmas Songs #11. I just love the dramatic staging of this song, and of course Bing's voice. I think his voice is what makes the emotions sincere inside all of that dramatic orchestration which could have made it overly self-important. I never actually knew that this song was written in 1962 as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. But when you're a kid, you kind of assume every Christmas song is really, really old. Turns out when I like this as a kid, it was only barely 20 years.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Love it, too!