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?