By Braddah Lance
There's just something about Christmas songs that no mattah wat your mood, you can't help but sing along. It lifts your spirits - even if it's just for a few minutes - and for that instant, all is good.
But there's something unique about Christmas songs in itself - imho - that I believe gives it it's magical charm and that da "originals" seem to nevah go away. Surah there are tons of renditions and remakes of them out there but wat always gets played? Da originals - even though many do not know who/wat da originals actually are.
Try "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt (ok, ok, I had to look dat one up), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee, "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley and one of da all time greats by Bing Crosby, "White Christmas". And we ALL know da fuzzy feeling we get wen we hear da couples song "Merry Christmas Darling" by The Carpenters.
Many musicians have tried to create entirely new songs - a few have actually succeeded - but most just try to do their own spin on da original version.
And wat would WWD! be without showing local boy Frank Delima and his mash up of Christmas classics in "Filipino Christmas" which will always be a "Hawai'i" original. Enjoy and sing along (you know you know da lyrics) cause for da next 3:28, you should be au' ight.