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What started off as a way to promote a Christmas song I co-wrote for Michael Jackson, 35 years ago, has snowballed into an internet sensation! Last year, I put up a list of 99 Top Christmas Music Videos For Free, including Michael’s “Little Christmas Tree“, on my website, and here are some of the comments I got from Alicia Keys, Scott Shannon, Ron Dante, Steve Binder and more

Alicia Keys (singer/songwriter) says: “Great job, thank you!”

Scott Shannon (DJ on WPLJ/ True Oldies Channel) says: “ARTIE, GOOD IDEA,, JUST LET ‘EM KNOW THAT WE PLAY THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS HITS OF ALL TIME,,, MIXED IN WITH OUR NORMAL OLDIES FROM 59 THRU 74……FROM NOW TILL DEC 26TH….WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO DIRECT MY MILLIONS OF LISTENERS TO YOUR CHRISTMAS VIDEOS?”

Ron Dante (The Archies) says: “Thanks Artie, Great Stuff for Christmas as usual…..You rock my friend…”

Steve Binder (director of “ELVIS ’68” Comeback special) says: “Thanks for including the Presley “Blue Christmas” on your Christmas list. I remember him singing it like it was yesterday.”

Joe Klein(Founder of New Media Creative) says: “A collection like this couldn’t have come at a better time. We could all use a little more Christmas spirit right now, and this list is bursting with holiday cheer.”


That’s right…..This year I’ve added more clips and call it
99CHRISTMASMUSICVIDEOS. It now includes the NEW JUSTIN BIEBER,, Nat “King” Cole, THE RAD DUDES, Bing, Elvis, JOSH GROBAN and songs from NOEL, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, elvis,PAUL EVANS, Jingle Cats, ALAN O’DAY, Neil Diamond, LENNON, Band-Aid, CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”, NEW JULIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, NEW ARCHIES, and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! You can find it here for FREE!

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MERRYCHRISTMAS…ENJOY TO THE WORLD! Artie Wayne On The Web

YOU SAY YOU WANT MORE? Then check out THE STORY BEHIND THE MOTOWNCHRISTMAS ALBUM …the classic album that almost never saw the light of day. Diana Ross, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson all contributed to one of the greatest Christmas albums of all time. It is also the story of how George Clinton, Jr. and I wrote “Little Christmas Tree” for Michael Jackson. 

Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com

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After helping to sell ONE BILLION records in the industry, Joe Klein’s “CHRISTMAS IN MALIBU ” by The Rad Dudes has truly become a cult classic….20 years after first being released!

 

I’m proud to introduce you to my friend and former client, Joe Klein, multiple Clio and International Broadcast Award winner, who wrote and produced over a thousand radio spots back in the 70’s and 80’s promoting albums for Donna Summer, The Village People, Parliament, George Clinton, Devo, The Doobie Brothers, Van Halen, U2, Kenny Rogers, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton, George Thorogood, J. Geils Band, Tina Turner,  Bob Seeger, The Steve Miller Band, Tina Turner, The Plasmatics, The Vapors, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Huey Lewis and the News, Eddie Rabbit, Leo Sayer, Christopher Cross, Joan Jett and scores of other chart-topping acts.  As president of Los Angeles based production company L.A. Trax, Inc., Joe was considered one of the best promo producers in the business, and his campaigns helped to sell over one billion records, cassettes and CDs. In doing so, he really did help to raise the bar on how records were promoted in general. 

 

Joe began his career as a teenage disc jockey, then moved on to recording engineer and producer. He produced hundreds of commercials and jingles in the seventies with a partner named John LaSalle, a renowned singer and jazz musician originally from New York City. He was also a record producer, whose credits include my album on Casablanca and a co-production with Scott Shannon on an album by The Sunset Bombers, a late seventies punk rock band which featured Doug Feiger (The Knack), Brandon Mathieson (The Rubber City Rebels) and Rick Armaund (1999).

 

I hadn’t spoken to Joe in a few years until we reconnected last week. I wanted to include his cult holiday classic, “Christmas In Malibu ” By The Rad Dudes, in my 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEO collection. When we spoke, he told me that the song and video had been added to a lot of Christmas airplay lists this year, twenty years after its initial release back in 1988….Here’s more, in his own words……

 

Christmas In Malibu had its beginnings as a surprise yuletide hit of the 1988 holiday season. The song came to me as a musical epiphany of sorts while sitting on Malibu beach over the summer several months earlier. The story of how it got recorded and ended up on hundreds of radio stations, MTV, VH-1, Friday Night Videos and even the NBC Nightly News that first year really is quite wild. The song and video continued to air for several more years and then pretty much faded from view by the mid-nineties. Back in 2005, I decided to post the song online and, to my surprise, Christmas In Malibu started getting played on dozens of podcasts. In 2006, I made a distribution deal with a company called IODA to distribute the song as a download worldwide, and then posted the video on YouTube and a view other video sites. That year the song spread to many more podcasts and even started getting played on the radio again. By last year, Christmas In Malibu was getting mentioned and embedded in hundreds of blog posts and the video was listed on dozens more viral video sites. This year, on its twentieth anniversary, Christmas In Malibu seems to have taken on a life of its own and achieved a kind of “cult classic” statis within the new media community. The track and video are popping up virtually everywhere. This past week the video even made the front page of Mevio, the online new media network (formerly known as Podshow) launched in 2005 by former MTV veejay Adam Curry and Ron Bloom. On the front page video promo for what was new on the network, Adam remarked how he remembered the video had been a “huge hit” on MTV back in the day! I posted the whole story of the making of Christmas In Malibu on my company’s website, and you can read it here.

 

Here are THE RAD DUDES and “CHRISTMAS IN MALIBU !”

 Now check out 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS featuring the NEW MILEY CYRUS, Aretha, Nat “King”Cole, Bing,  Elvis, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Paul Evans, Jingle Cats, ALAN O’DAY, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, EXCLUSIVE UNEDITED CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”,  Enya, Carpenters, NEW JULIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, NEW ARCHIES, Sponge Bob, Perry Como, and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! You can find it here.

 

 Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne   https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne

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“It’s summer of 1973 and Ed Silvers, President of Warner Brothers Music, is losing his patience with me. He thinks I’m spending far too much time trying to get our songs cut at Motown. Although I secure songs in our catalog by some of their biggest artists, they’re only album cuts. Ed is convinced that I’ll never get a single released by Motown.

I know at this point that the only way I could have a chance for a hit and escape the wrath of Ed, is to get a cover by the Jackson 5 or little Michael. There was only one staff writer at Warner Brothers music who could write in a classic R+B style, George Clinton, Jr.

I go to the two producers who love George’s writing the most, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, who just had big hits with 12 year old Michael on “Rockin’ Robin” and “Little Bitty Pretty One” (which was my suggestion). They tell me that “Ben”, from the movie of the same name, is racing up the charts and Berry Gordy wants each of his producers to start recording new sides with him.

I sit with Jerry and Mel and we talk about what kind of song they should record with Michael. I suggest a Christmas song, one so commercial that it could be the follow up single to, “Ben”. When I see their eyes light up, I tell them that George Clinton, Jr. and I have started such a song! When they ask to hear it, I tell them we were still working on it, when in fact we hadn’t even started! I can’t tell them the title, ’cause there isn’t any! I do tell them, however, that it’s a true story of how my girlfriend left me out in the cold like the last tree in a Christmas tree lot, which is left unsold on Christmas Eve. They freak out and say they had to have the finished song by Monday. I say, “No problem”

I call George, who knows nothing about any of this as soon as I get back to my office. He can’t believe I told them we’d have a finished song to them by Monday, when it’s Friday and we haven’t even started.

Saturday morning we meet at my office. It’s the middle of summer, about 90 degrees, but we have to get in a Christmas Mood. As I tell George about my break up with Diana last Christmas, then I start to throw Ivory Snowflakes around the room. Soon, we have the first verse and chorus.

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“Little Christmas Tree, looking sorta’ sad and lonely just like me

No one seems to care, they just went away and left him standing there…All alone on Christmas Eve!”

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On Monday morning George does a piano voice demo, and I get it to Jerry and Mel that afternoon. They love it so much that they knock one of their own songs off the date and cut ours the next day.

I’m almost in tears when I hear the finished record the following week with the news that it’s being considered for the follow-up to “Ben”, which had just hit number one! You can imagine how I feel a few weeks later when Berry Gordy, Jr. decides not put out any follow up to the Oscar nominated “Ben”, until the Academy Awards are given out…which is after Christmas! A few days later I come up with a plan and present it to Motown. I suggest that the company puts a double albums worth of previously recorded Christmas songs by each of their hit artists, along with “Little Christmas Tree”. They even use my title for the album, “A Classic Motown Christmas”, which includes cuts by Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross, and release it in time for the holidays.”

“LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE”

By George Clinton, Jr. and Artie Wayne

I watch the snowflakes fall
against my window plain
and wonder if you
are watching snowflakes too?
I take a walk downtown
to where you used to meet me
There’s joy everywhere
but all that waiting there is just a…

Little Christmas tree
Looking sorta’ sad and lonely just like me
No one seems to care
They just went away and left it standing there
All alone on Christmas eve

I hear the Christmas bells
The happy people singing
The songs of the chill that only brings me tears
I sadly close my eyes
and say a liitle prayer you’ll be waiting there for me
I look but all I see is

Little Christmas Tree
Looking sorta’ sad and lonely just like me
No one seems to care
They just went away and left it standing there
All alone on Christmas eve

This is the season of love
(This is the season of love)
But I’m as sad as I can be
(sad as can be)
Why did you have to leave me
(Why did you leave me)
(Why did you leave me)

Little Christmas tree
Looking sorta sad and lonely just like me
No one seems to care
They just went away and left it standing there
All alone on Christmas eve

Copyright 1973 by Warner Brothers Music


Now here’s Michael Jackson and “Little Christmas Tree” If the video is disabled click onto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MczEogn9Avs

copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne  from his forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”…If You Don’t like the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s you can kiss my past!” https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEOS!..FOR FREE!

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To stay in the holiday spirit check out “WHOPPY AND STREAKER’S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS for FREE” featuring Nat “King”Cole, Bing, NEW ARCHIES, Elvis, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL!, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Beach Boys, Sponge Bob”, The RAD DUDES, Jingle Cats, ALAN O’DAY, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, EXCLUSIVE UNEDITED CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”,  PAUL EVANS, Enya, Carpenters, NEW JULIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, , Perry Como, Alvin and the Chipmunks and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-christmas-music-videos/

P.S. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE LAST MINUTE GIF IDEA!

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NEW CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS 2008 for FREE”! includes Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, ARETHA, ELVIS PRESLEY DUET WITH MARTINA MCBRIDE, NEW “ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY”, Alan O’Day “I HEAR VOICES”, Tony Bennett, PAUL EVANS‘ “SANTA’S GOT STUCK UP IN A CHIMINEY”, Faith Hill, U2, THE RAD DUDES “CHRISTMAS IN MALIBU”, Rascal Flatts, DAVID ARCHULETTA “OH, HOLY NIGHT”, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/new-christmas-music-videos-2008/

Because you’ve been good, you also get “NOOKIE”S TOP CHRISTMAS AND “HAUKKAH VIDEOS for FREE!” includes Adam Sandler’s “HANUKKAH SONG”, the Full Original Version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” , JUST ADDED JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TOBY KEITH, BON JOVI SINGING “THE HANUKKAH SONG!” and MUCH, MUCH MORE! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/nookies-top-holiday-video-picks/

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ROCK AND ROLL SANTA RIDES HARD!, U2,  LADY GAGA, Michael Jackson, NEW BLONDIE!, ELVIS, OzzyOsborne, Singing Reindeer, Twisted Sister, KILLERS, Brian Setzer!

NOW TO START THE ROCK ROLLING…Here are the Killers and “Happy Birthday Guadalupe”

“LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE”  by  MICHAEL JACKSON  
Brian Setzer Orchestra and “Jingle Bells” LIVE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUyQdolNop0

JUST ADDED! WILLIE NELSON FROM THE STEPHEN COLBERT SPECIAL “THE GREATEST GIFT” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8HGswf

Here’s the surfing version of “O Hanukkah” by Meshugga Beach Party http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BILmgS5TGIU

BON JOVI and “RUN RUDOLF, RUN” !”

NEW! Here’s “DUETS” with ELVIS PRESLEY, and Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Gretchen Wilson, Anne Murray, Amy Grant, Karen Fairchild, and Wynonna Judd, in the first Christmas compilation of its kind. Here’s Elvis and Martina McBride with “Blue Christmas” http://blog.cmt.com/2008-11-17/martina-mcbride-duets-with-elvis-presley-for-christmas/

JUST ADDED! Here’s U2 and “I Believe In Father Christmas”                  http://www.ilike.com/artist/U2/videos

Here are THE SINGING REINDEER AND THE DRIFTERS “WHITE CHRISTMAS .

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JUST ADDED! OFFICIAL LADY GAGA “CHRISTMAS TREE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_36TiPIjVI

If you liked 10 HOLIDAY MUSIC VIDEOS THAT DON”T SUCK, then you’ll love NOOKIE”S TOP CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH VIDEOS  for FREE! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/nookies-top-holiday-video-picks/

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Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com

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They’re all here, JUSTIN BIEBER, Taylor Swift, MICHAEL JACKSON, REINDEER SINGING “WHITE CHRISTMAS”,  Nat “King”Cole, Bing, NEW ARCHIES, Elvis, Rudolf, JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL!, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, “THIS CHRISTMAS”, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, ALAN O’DAY,  Jingle Cats, Carpenters, NEW JULLIANNE HOUGH, Brenda Lee, PAUL EVANS, Tony Orlando and Dawn  and so much more! HOURS AND HOURS OF FAMILY FUN with the original Christmas music clips and new Christmas Video animations!

When Whoppy and Streaker were little more than kittens I sat down with them on their first Christmas Eve and sang Christmas songs on my guitar. Ten years later they’re playing Christmas songs for me that they found on the Internet! Sound outrageous? Not as outrageous as some of the the videos they found!

Here are the Singing Reindeer and “White Christmas”, by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters, one of my aunt Wan’s favorites, which my friend Publicist/ Writer Gary Stromberg, sent me as a Christmas card. http://gpsinformation.info/main/merryxmas.swf

JUST ADDED! MICHAEL JACKSON”S NEWLY RE-MASTERED “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” from the new JACKSON FIVE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Growing up in the 50’s, Irving Berlin was one of my greatest influences. He wrote other classic songs like “Easter Parade’, “True Love”, “Always”, and “God Bless America”, but none ever touched as deeply as his classic, “White Christmas”. When I started in the music business, I remember going from door to door in 1650 Broadway, trying to get my songs published. One day I walked into Irving Berlin Music, which occupied a suite of offices on the second floor. I asked the receptionist If I could see Mr. Berlin, and play him a few of my songs. Holding back a smile, she says, “I’m sorry, but Mr. Berlin, no longer comes into the office…besides this company only publishes Irving Berlin songs!” This “Brash Brotha’” from the Bronx, smiles and asks, “In that case may I just take a look at his piano?”

She smiles back and says she shouldn’t be doing this…and takes me into the room where he did his writing. This is the instrument, I read about in Life Magazine. Berlin, with no formal training, was only able to play in the key of C. So he had this upright piano made with a “gear shift”, to change keys or modulate with a flick of the wrist! Although I want to sit and play, I don’t want to overstep my bounds, so I just gently and respectfully touched it on my way out.

Now the original “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, from “Holiday Inn”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8swRkzkO2s

BRAND NEW! JAY and THE AMERICANS…”CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4l1HCO9oY

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Here’s “Oh Holy Night” by Celine Dion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jr-2eyRtV4

Here’s the WHAM classic, “Last Christmas”    http://www.slack-time.com/music-video-1724-Wham-Last-Christmas

HERE’S ALAN O’DAY’S CHRISTMAS CARD AND LATEST VIDEO “EVERYBODY HERE LOVES CHRISTMAS”       

This song comes from first John Lennon album.                                                                                                                                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S84RLgnz7Rs

BRAND NEW! Our pal Ron Dante sent over a video from his new “Archie’s Christmas Album”…Archie’s Christmas Party”! It’s the first Christmas album for the cartoon icons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht3Xq3Agxx0

m I ever received. My Mother gave it to me along with my first phonograph. It’s “White Christmas” from the Elvis Christmas album which features “White Christmas”. The video footage shows personal home movies of Christmas at Graceland with the King, The Queen (Priscilla) and the Princess (Little Lisa Marie)                              http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1721952957455893444&q=white+christmas&total=4303&start=30&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

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How did Whoppy And Streaker know I loved “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cX_ncZLls&feature=related

JUST ADDED…”OH HOLY NIGHT”, in church last Christmas with American Idols David Archuletta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIg5D7aAtic&feature=related

Here’s Nat King Cole singing ,”The Christmas Song”
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuqg2_nat-king-cole-the-christmas-song

JUST ADDED! Here’s Paul Evans’ just released animation for his FSA recording, “Santa’s Stuck Up In The Chimney”. Christmas novelty of the year!
The next song, “Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer”, is one of the best known songs in the world. It was originally the B-side of a Gene Autry record, “If It Doesn’t Snow On Christmas” It was the first 78 I ever owned, a gift from my uncle Mick and aunt Polly…to be played on the new phonograph my mother gave me!

Johnny Marks, the composer of “Rudolf”, as well as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, was definitely the King of Christmas? The song became so popular, that everytime a reindeer was drawn or painted with a red nose, he would get a royalty! Johnny was a character out of a Damon Runyan story, hair slicked back 40’s style, always nattily dressed, the kind of a guy you’d see at the race track waiting in line at the $100 window. He was quiet and assuming most of the year, but at Christmastime, he’d be in his glory! I remember once in the mid-sixties, during the holiday season , Johnny took my wife and I to lunch at Jack Dempseys’. The restaurant was located right next to the Brill Building and the poor man couldn’t take a bite without one his songwriter or publishing pals coming over to interrupt. Without question he was definitely one of my songwriting heroes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFNxZKC1rz0

ORIGINAL CLIP! Elvis from his 1968 special singing, “Blue Christmas”.                                                                       

Mary’s Boy Child” – Boney M
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NOW THE CRYSTALS ” AND “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zudVvBEB4

Here’s the WHAM classic, “Last Christmas”   

“All Alone on Christmas” – Darlene Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLRKLshPjTw

“All I Want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey
“Merry Christmas Everyone” – Shakin’ Stevens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeyHl1tQeaQ&ob=av3n
the Jingle Cats and their version of , ”Jingle Bells”                                                                                            http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4713533704832803716&q=jingle+bells+jingle+cats&hl=en

MAKING OF THE JULLIANNE HOUGH CHRISTMAS ALBUM! Two time grand prize winner of “Dancing With The Stars” who’s enjoying her first #1 country album, has just released her first Christmas CD.http://www.umgnashville.com/artist/media/mediaplayer.aspx?mid=1204&aid=208

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BRAND NEW! ONE OF THE BEST VERSIONS OF “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” I’VE EVER HEARD! BY THE ONE AND ONLY RASCAL FLATTS http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/RascalFlatts/I%27ll-Be-Home-For-Christmas–205697487

We interrupt our program for a Christmas message from a twelve year old Michael Jackson. I wish I had a video of him doing a song I wrote with George S. Clinton, Jr. “Little Christmas Tree” from the Classic Motown Christmas album…but I don’t. Here he is with one of my favorites,”I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2890892773539045335&q=santa+claus+is+coming+to+town&total=721&start=10&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

THE SHIRELLES “MAMA MY SOLDIER BOY IS COMIN’ HOME”                                                                                https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/the-shirelles-christmas-song-mama-my-soldier-boys-coming-home/

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Darlene Love (live on Letterman, 2005)

Destiny’s Child, “8 Days Of Christmas”                                                                                                                                                    http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christmas/videos/469940

JUST ADDED! OFFICIAL LADY GAGA “CHRISTMAS TREE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_36TiPIjVI

“Neil Diamond performing live in 1971 , “Holly Holy”                                                                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQwqQwD6OOw

NEW! Here’s “DUETS” with ELVIS PRESLEY, and Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Gretchen Wilson, Anne Murray, Amy Grant, Karen Fairchild, and Wynonna Judd, in the first Christmas compilation of its kind. Here’s Elvis and Martina McBride with “Blue Christmas” http://blog.cmt.com/2008-11-17/martina-mcbride-duets-with-elvis-presley-for-christmas/

NOW THE CHRISTMAS SONG OF THE YEAR! JUSTIN BIEBER AND “MISTLETOE”

JUST ADDED!MICHAEL BUBLE “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB7fEnWyZ1k&feature=related

Here’s U2 and “I Believe In Father Christmas”  http://www.ilike.com/artist/U2/videos

Kenny G and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”                                                                                                                                http://www.ifilm.com/video/2791593

“WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS” BY FAITH HILL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSMjgNMdzEI&feature=related

TAYLOR SWIFT “LAST CHRISTMAS” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQylnK8SoLE&feature=related

THE FINALE OF THE BING CROSBY MOVIE “WHITE CHRISTMAS”

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About ten years ago after inexplicable weakness and episodes of falling down in the street. I checked into UCLA Medical Center for 3 days of test. They kept me for 3 weeks! It was a few days before Christmas, I was in a ward with many who were far worse off than me…and we did our best to keep each others’ spirits up. Somehow, I lost my phone book, and the only numbers that I could remember was my Mothers’, who had moved to West Virginia, and that of my long time friend Alan O’Day, who was on his way out of town.

It’s a policy of most hospitals to send as many patients home for the holidays to be with their family and friends. Soon, I was the only one left in the ward, since I had nowhere else to go. One lonely night, as I sat feeling sorry for myself, I heard a group down the hall, singing Christmas carols. I followed the voices to the the children’s ward…where I heard the joyous sounds of “Jingle Bells”. It was the Salvation Army, passing out toys and candy, and singing to the kids, who were confined to their beds. I joined in on “Silent Night”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, and “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”, but when they started singing “White Christmas”. Tears started running down my face, and I had to sit in another room to compose myself. This song, written by Irving Berlin, always brings back memories of family and friends in a snow covered New York City…flooding me with emotions.

10 years later, I told Toni Wine (”Candida”,”Groovy Kind Of Love”) I told her the story…and showed her some lyrics I had written that fateful night, “I Lose it When I Hear “White Christmas”. She loved it, but wanted to make the story more universal. Over two writing sessions, which we started on Irving Berlin’s piano, that was given to Toni many years ago, we came up with….

“I LOSE IT WHEN I HEAR “WHITE CHRISTMAS”
words and music by Toni Wine and Artie Wayne

They can play “Jingle Bells” all day
talk about Santa’s Sleigh
I’m alright on a very “Silent Night”
But then my tears begin
when they sing I can’t join in
‘Cause I Lose it When I Hear “White Christmas”

Bein’ without you just ain’t no fun
What kind of thrill is cookin’ for one?
Can’t deny I wanna’ cry myself out
Here’s to Holiday spirit
don’t wanna’ be anywhere near it
‘Cause I Lose it When I Hear “White Christmas”

And Baby I know…You needed to go
But why did you have to leave me now?

[instumental]

Don’t feel like spreading good cheer
Just wanna’ sleep in the New Year
‘Cause I Lose it When I Hear “White Christmas”
‘Cause I Lose it When I Hear “White Christmas”

Copyright 2005-CasmoTwine


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Then click onto THE STORY BEHIND THE MOTOWN CHRISTMAS ALBUM…the classic album that almost never saw the light of day. Diana Ross, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson all contributed to one of the greatest Christmas albums of all time, THE MOTOWNCHRISTMAS ALBUM. It is also the story of how George Clinton, Jr. and I wrote “Little Christmas Tree” for Michael Jackson. Read all about it here.

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Special thanks to Barry Oslander for Whoppy and Streaker’s Christmas bows.

Copyright 2007 by Artie Wayne

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JUSTIN BIEBER, MICHAEL JACKSON, REINDEER SINGING , “White Christmas”, Adam Sandler’s, “Hanukkah Song”, ELVIS, , Mastinatu,BING, Carrie Underwood”, MARIAH CAREY, Bon Jovi PAUL EVANS, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS”…and MORE! Not to be outdone by his rivals, Whoppy and Streaker, Nookie made up his own list of favorite Holiday videos and asked me to pass them along to you.

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Now our first animated Christmas video, was sent to us this year by Ron and Sydney Haffkine. It features SINGING REINDEER and”White Christmas’ by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters. http://gpsinformation.info/main/merryxmas.swf

Carrie Underwood, “Oh Holy Night”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4MQ-emtC1w&feature=related

 

TIME FOR ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “THE CHRISTMAS SONG!”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hAUWyp0qzs

HERE’S THE HEIDI LITTLE BAND AND “THE CHRISTMAS SONG” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCTeG2TKt3U

NOW THE CRYSTALS ” AND “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zudVvBEB4

NOW THE BUCKINGHAMS WITH A TASTE OF THEIR CHRISTMAS CD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RyHa9btpG4

JIM MORRISON AND “JINGLE BELLS” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvj4yQF2fCU&feature=related

Here’s Donny Hathaway and “THIS CHRISTMAS” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeAO7y7k7dc&feature=related

ELVIS AND “BLUE CHRISTMAS”

Tony Orlando and Dawn with “I LOSE IT WHEN I HEAR WHITE CHRISTMAS” http://artiewayne.com/I_Lose_It.html
BRAND NEW! ONE OF THE BEST VERSIONS OF “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” I’VE EVER HEARD! BY THE ONE AND ONLY RASCAL FLATTS http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/RascalFlatts/I%27ll-Be-Home-For-Christmas–205697487

Here’s the WHAM classic, “Last Christmas”    http://www.slack-time.com/music-video-1724-Wham-Last-Christmas

JUST ADDED! MICHAEL JACKSON”S NEWLY RE-MASTERED “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” (Clinton jr./ Wayne) from the new JACKSON FIVE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS ALBUM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gjn2dv2ZqQ

Here’s Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole singing ,”The Christmas Song”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEbNKCeMgDs

“MAMA, MY SOLDIER BOY IS COMING HOME” BY THE SHIRELLES http://artiewayne.com/soldierboy.html

BRAND NEW! JAY and THE AMERICANS…”CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4l1HCO9oY

JUST ADDED! Here’s Paul Evans’ just released animation for his FSA recording, “Santa’s Stuck Up In The Chimney”. Christmas novelty of the year!

“Deck The Halls” with She Daisy http://www.cmt.com/videos/shedaisy/39548/deck-the-halls.jhtml

JUST ADDED! JAY TRAYNOR,  “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

“Mary’s Boy Child” – Boney M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxm1FlLSfe4

ROLF HARRIS…MY CHRISTMAS IN THE SUN”! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VMgzkzQR_8

“All I Want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey

“Merry Christmas Everyone” – Shakin’ Stevens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeyHl1tQeaQ&ob=av3n

“All Alone on Christmas” – Darlene Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLRKLshPjTw

Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” is most definitely one of the greatest Christmas songs/videos ever! Trust me!

Here are the Jingle Cats and their version of , ”Jingle Bells”    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4713533704832803716&q=jingle+bells+jingle+cats&hl=en

HERE’S BING CROSBY WITH THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SONG “WHITE CHRISTMAS!

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adam-ok2Here’s a video of Adam Sandler performing “The Hanukkah song” for the very first time on Saturday Night Live. He says, “There are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but there aren’t too many about Hanukkah. So I wrote a song for all of those nice little Jewish Kids, who dont get to hear any Hanukkah songs!” http://www.hulu.com/watch/109925/saturday-night-live-sandler-update-song

Here’s the surfing version of “O Hanukkah” by Meshugga Beach Party http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BILmgS5TGIU

Here’s Kenny Ellis and his hit single “Swingin’ Dreidle” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpYZIktK2Yg

A beautiful short explanation of each candle lit at Hanukkah. http://www1.msn.americangreetings.com/ecards/display.pd?prodnum=3143228&Ne=374980&N=374333+374226&offset=0&Ns=P_NEWNESS|1||P_PERFORMANCE_NUMBER|1

reflecting_menorah3JUST ADDED!! BON JOVI AND RED BANK 3, SINGING “THE HANUKKAH  SONG” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGXtHdxN4Iw

Tom Lehrer’s “Hanukkah in Santa Monica.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCmZU0eFJg

 “HANUKKAH OH HANUKKAH” BY THE BARE NAKED LADIES  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLqG3BqMC8E&feature=related

AND NOW THE MACCABEATS AND “CANDLELIGHT” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJCSR4MuhU

HERE’S MASINATU AND THE HANUKKAH SONG MUSIC VIDEO “MIRACLE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv-7WdpB72o

FINALLY HERE’S A DEMO FROM 1974 not about Christmas, but  about December 26…”WHAT ABOUT THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS” (Dahlstrom/ Wayne) sung by Patti Dahlstrom

Special thanks to Jacob Richman for enriching the internet with his incredible collection of Jewish Videos. http://www.jr.co.il/index.html

VERY special thanks to Laura Pinto, Jean LeMond, Mark L. Ostrovsky, Robin Miller, and Joyce for their video suggestions.

YOU SAY YOU WANT MORE?Then click onto THE STORY BEHIND THE MOTOWN CHRISTMAS ALBUM…the classic album that almost never saw the light of day. Diana Ross, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson all contributed to one of the greatest  albums of all time, THE MOTOWNCHRISTMAS ALBUM. It is also the story of how George Clinton, Jr. and I wrote “Little Christmas Tree” for Michael Jackson. Read all about it here.

SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION! My friend Laura Pinto just put up the Original video of “Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer” as sung by Gene Autry and the original “Christmas Song” by Alvin and the Chipmunks, “Little St.Nick” by Brian Wilson, on her remarkable website! http://laurapinto.tripod.com/christmasrock/

If you liked “Nookie Presents The Top Christmas and Hanukkah Videos”, you’ll love “WHOPPY AND STREAKER’S 99 CHRISTMAS VIDEOS”.https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-christmas-music-videos/

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKKAH, HAPPY KWANZA…FROM ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB!

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