Local radio station WCBS-FM, 101.1 has a tradition of offering a playlist of songs that can bring back many memories for Baby Boomers. As the holidays approach, they continue that tradition by offering songs that Baby Boomers grew up with.
As the stress of completing last minute details for the holidays closes in, listening to songs from the past can provide a moment of much needed relaxation. This was especially true this morning as I was dashing about in the car doing last minute errands. I was treated to songs that helped me remember an earlier time in my life when this stress level wasn't as great. Can you beat these?
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" sung by Gene Autry (yes, the original version)
"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" sung by Burl Ives
"Happy Christmas (War is Over)" sung by John Lennon which is sometimes thought to be named "Have a Very Merry Christmas" or "So this is Christmas"
Whether in the car with the radio on, or at a destination, enjoying a few nostalgic moments from the past are what makes this season so special. In checking the WCBS-FM playlist online , today, Christmas Eve, some of the songs gearing up include:
"Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings
"We Need a Little Christmas" by Percy Faith
"Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters
"Here Comes Santa Claus" sung by Elvis Presley
"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" sung by Andy Williams
To take a little trip back to the past, listen as WCSB-FM keeps on playing the oldies with some newer ones (ex. "All I Want for Christmas" by Mirah Carey) mixed in.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!