People ask me where do I find the incredible music videos I put in my articles. I tell them it’s easy and now I want to show you how I do it…for free! I also include over 150 URLs to the greatest videos on the internet, that you can enjoy over and over again, at least until they shut the amazing archives down.

A few years ago, during the Christmas season, I noticed the lack of new shows celebrating the holidays. and remembered how many great choices I had when I was a kid. There was the original “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in stop motion, A jerky “Frosty The Snowman”, which made me shiver with delight, as well as perrenial TV Specials like “Ahmal and the Night Visitors”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which I always looked forward to.

Over the past few years, when I look for these Christmas shows to be broadcast over regular TV, I’m disappointed on a regular basis. I hoped cable TV would provide me with some Christmas cheer, but all that I could find were Christmas Horror Flicks like, “Silent Night, Bloody Night”, and “Christmas Evil”, where Santa Slays everyone before the last reel.

Then someone suggested, that I look for my favorites on the internet and after a little experimentation, I found that I could locate just about anything that’s ever been filmed, taped or recorded. It’s just about how to go about it.

First I Googled…Rudolf the rednosed reindeer video, and found thousands of choices. I knew the late Johnny Marks, the composer of “Rudolf”, who once told me that dozens of little films had been made based on his classic song, but only a few had been shown in the US. I narrowed my quest by googling…Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer, original video, Gene Autry…and in a matter of seconds, I had the video I was looking for. I had patience and kept going deeper into the thousands of pages that were offered, until I found what I wanted.

When I was putting up a video tribute to Elvis, I wanted to include things that people weren’t familiar with. Not only the clips from early TV shows, but outakes, screen tests and home movies. just by Googling…Elvis Video outakes, films and TV, I eventually found everything I wanted. Just be patient…and keep adding additional key words for google to look for.

I started out by making a Top Ten List, which evolved into a Top 20 list (that actually totals 25), that include Elvis’ first TV appearance, various screen tests. The extensive collection, has been praised around the world by friends and fans of Elvis, which I’m very proud of!

When I started to look for videos to go along with my forthcoming book, ” I Did It For A Song”, about my years in the music business, I didn’t expect to find many. To my amazement I found 130 already, and I’m still looking.

When my friend, songwriter, Mark Barkan (“She’s A Fool”, “The Writing On The Wall”) asked me to help him find some videos on one of his songs, “Pretty Flamingo”, I not only found Manfred Mann’s original black and white video from the ’60s, but Rod Stewart’s ’70s cover, but a live version by Bruce Springsteen, which Mark didn’t even know about.

How can a regular person not in the Music Business make use of music videos on the net? What about creating a video sound track of your life or one for your loved one?

I got so excited, about all the music videos available, that I made and posted on my blog lists for holidays and special occasions.

Regards, Artie Wayne On The Web                                     https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

 

Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne

Here are several collections, I hope you’ll enjoy and be inspired by.

THE TOP 25 GREATEST ELVIS PRESLEY MUSIC VIDEOS OF ALL TIME!         They’re all here videos from rare early TV Shows, Screen Tests, Movies and TV shows. with personal remembrances from DJ Scott Shannon, Bobbi Cowan, and Eddie Hodges. https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/top-20-elvis-music-videos-of-all-time/

THE TOP, THE BEST, AND GREATEST CHRISTMAS VIDEOS OF ALL TIME!     They’re all here, Bing, Elvis, Rudolf, EXCLUSIVE JOSH GROBAN FROM NOEL!, NEW ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, SINGING REINDEER AND “WHITE CHRISTMAS”, Nat “King”Cole, Chipmunks, Jingle Cats, Neil Diamond, Band-Aid, EXCLUSIVE UNEDITED CHRIS BROWN “THIS CHRISTMAS”, Ashley Tisdale, Enya, Carpenters, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, Sponge Bob, 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/

NOOKIES TOP CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH VIDEOS!                                    includes Adam Sandler’s “HANUKKAH SONG”, the Full Original Version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Burl Ives stop motion original “Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer”, JUST ADDED JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, N SYNC, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TOBY KEITH AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/nookies-top-holiday-video-picks/

TOP SUMMER CLASSIC OLDIE VIDEOS!                  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/top-summer-classic-oldie-videos/  includes Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, Rascals, Drifters, Lovin’Spoonful, Sly and the Family Stone, Katerina and the Waves, Tokens, Brian Hyland, Shangri-las, Alan Jackson and MORE!

ARTIE”S NEW HOT SUMMER MUSIC VIDEOS!           https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/arties-hot-summer-music-videos/  No Rap, No Crap, Good Songs Are Back! UNEDITED “I KISSED A GIRL!”, New Kids On The Block, Kid Rock, UNCENSORED Mariah, Usher, David Cooke, NEW TITLES EVERY FRIDAY! Leona Lewis, Duffy, Maroon 5, Rhianna. and MORE!

THE TOP, THE BEST, AND THE GREATEST PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS!https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/the-top-the-best-and-the-greatest-patriotic-music-videos/ Includes Elvis, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Fess Parker, James Brown, Johnny Horton, Springsteen, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Neil Diamond, The Marine Corp Band, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxm1FlLSfe4

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?

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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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FOR THE REST OF THE 99 VIDEOS CLICK ONTO https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/nookies-top-holiday-video-picks/

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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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If you liked WHOPPY AND STREAKER”S 99 CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOS, please feel free to share it with a friend…but if you loved it, please feel free to send it to your entire address book! MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY KWANZA…ENJOY TO THE WORLD!

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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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