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Bing Crosby (STF/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Barry Gordon (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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

The Grounds of Elvis Presley's Memphis Mansion, Graceland, Decorated for Christmas (Getty Images/Greg Campbell)

Rock Flashback: Elvis Presley’s Christmas Album

In those first white-hot years after “Heartbreak Hotel,” guardians of American virtue passionately hated [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] for corrupting the youth of America and threatening All We Hold Dear. In 1957, Elvis committed the greatest blasphemy […]

12/20/2011

One in Five People Would Quit If They Did Something Embarrassing Enough at the Company Christmas Party

[sponsored] In this economy, it’s not worth messing up your entire professional career over one bad decision at the company Christmas party. In a new survey by the social dating site Zoosk.com, at least one […]

12/16/2011

The Five Strangest Christmas Traditions

[sponsored] The best thing about the holidays are the traditions.  But not all traditions are created equal.  Here are five of the STRANGEST Christmas traditions from around the world.

12/16/2011

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, 1965)

Forgotten Favorites: The Peanuts Gang And “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Not only did we forget the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carpenters[/lastfm]‘ “Merry Christmas Darling” back when we listed our Top 10 Christmas Songs, we forgot the Peanuts Gang singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” What’s up with that?

12/15/2011

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's It's Only Rock And Roll Benefit Concert And Women Who Rock Exhibit Opening Concert

Last.fm Trends Christmas Classics: Home For The Holidays

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is the latest track in our countdown of the best festive music – and it’s a gold-stamped classic, named #1 in Rolling Stone’s list of The Greatest Rock and Roll […]

12/15/2011

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