OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS FROM BROADWAY MUSICALS
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from White Christmas
The holiday season wouldn't be complete without a sing-along of this classic tune. It was a hit film in the 1940's and the stage version is now performed around the world.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, "White Christmas" is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Check out the footage from the Broadway production and sing along...
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
from Here's Love
While Broadway was focused on the battle between Hello, Dolly! and Funny Girl, a Christmas musical by Meredith Wilson (Music Man) was quietly ticking away on the Great White Way.
You will certainly recognize the song, but few remember Here's Love - probably because it is now more commercially known as The Miracle on 34th Street. While the score wasn't Wilson's finest by any stretch, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a universal hit. There isn't a video of the show available, but we found a great rendition from Michael Buble that you are sure to enjoy.
from Songs for a New World
One of Broadway's hottest current composers is Jason Robert Brown. His celebrated song cycle includes many stand out hits that are constantly performed for auditions and concerts the world over. Against the angst, the belting and the vocal gymnastics of other numbers in the score, one of the most memorable songs is this gentle and delicate lullaby as a new mother reacts with wonder and joy at the discovery of her pregnancy.
IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS
from The Muppets Christmas Carol
Okay, so it's not a song from a stage musical, but with all the movies being turned into live musicals, the folks at Disney really should make this their next project There's nothing to dislike in this wonderful film which combines The Muppets with Charles Dickens and Michael Caine. Literally, something for everyone. For those who haven't seen the film, hang your head in shame, but those who have will agree it does not feel like Christmas until you've danced around your living room to this production number. Thoroughly deserving of a place on our list!
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
from Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis features an iconic score by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blain. This Christmas song has become one of the world's favorites and has been recorded by hundreds of artists from Frank Sinatra to Sam Smith. But the perfect recording was from Miss Garland herself. We decided to share her Meet Me in St. Lous Another film that has been transformed into a delightful stage musical, rendition from the film.
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Nothing gets us more ready for Christmas than hearing Dame Angela Landsberry belt this Jerry Herman standard while practically leading a parade as they decorate the house. Actually, we would like to see a real-life version of this musical number that features the usual wrestle with getting the tree into its stand, untangling miles of twisted lights and realizing there's been a leak in the kitchen. Ah well, nothing like musical theatre to show you that life is perfect.