Saturday, December 6, 2008

MD Poll: Cinematic Christmas Carols

'Tis the time of year for roasting chestnuts, drinking eggnog and gathering around the spinet for a few old fashioned Christmas carols. But did you know that some of the most well known yuletide tunes actually came from the movies?

Sure, everyone knows that Bing Crosby crooned "White Christmas" in Holiday Inn and that Judy Garland warbled "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in Meet Me in St. Louis. But how many of you know that "Silver Bells" was originally in a Bob Hope movie (the crime caper comedy The Lemon Drop Kid)? Or that "We Need a Little Christmas" was sung by Angela Lansbury in Broadway's Mame, only to be butchered by Lucille Ball in the film version?

These and six more classic holiday-themed movie songs are the subject of the latest MD Poll, so pick your favorite and place your vote in the poll located in the sidebar to your right. Check back in two weeks to see which is the most popular cinematic Christmas carol of all time!

UPDATE: This poll is now closed; click here for the results, and click here to vote in the next MD Poll.


  1. Oh, come on... Lucy's version wasn't that bad....was it?

  2. Was it?


  3. OK, maybe "butchered" is too harsh a word, but she wasn't very kind to it ... especially when she puts on that Hannibal Lecter Santa face!

    - kch


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