Monday, December 19, 2011

Great Songs For Christmas: "That Spirit of Christmas"


The first time I ever heard this song was in the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", and it easily and quickly became a Christmas favorite of mine.  Can't miss with the late, great Ray Charles on this tune.

Very soulful and very much what the holiday is all about, I could listen to this song over and over again.

PS--why was there never a soundtrack album to "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" released?  It would have been such a monster seller, IMO.  I was told once that a soundtrack was released and was on the market for a very short period of time due to copyright issues with all the various musicians.  Can you imagine what one of those albums would be worth today?

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