Thursday, December 9, 2010
Countdown to Christmas #9: Snoopy's Christmas
"Snoopy's Christmas" is a Christmas song recorded by the Royal Guardsmen in 1967 as a follow-up to their hit "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron." The song chronicles a Christmastime aerial duel between the World War I Flying Ace and Germany's most notorious aviator and illustrates the power of Christmas to bring even the bitterest of enemies together, if only for a brief moment.
It is one of the best Christmas songs ever.
However, in one of the great Christmas injustices, you rarely hear it. The Christmas song-playing radio stations can run "Jingle Bell Rock" once every hour, but we don't get to hear this awesome song. Seriously, I'm one of those people who listens to nothing but Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving until December 25th, and I hadn't heard "Snoopy's Christmas" this year until I went to find that video.
Which is a shame. Because it's awesome. In fact, I'm going to listen to it again right now...