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Merry Christmas From Maryanne’s Jukebox

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (photo by Darlene Foster)

Photo of me by Darlene Foster

Last week before Christmas, I posted a bunch of songs meant for this Jukebox blog page, but accidentally posted it on my regular blog.

So if you’re not burnt on holiday music yet, please enjoy:

O Holy Night

Oh Holy Night

I remember the first time I heard O Holy Night as a little girl, on the Sonny & Cher Christmas special and it became one of my favorite Christmas songs. (And there are oh so many!)

I always love the dramatic “FALL ON YOUR KNEES” climax — I get such chills and tears fall from my eyes; a feeling shared with millions, I’m sure.

Here is Cher’s version:


And here are some other amazing versions of the song:

Lou Christie

Transiberian Orchestra

Mahalia Jackson

Johnny Mathis

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Where is Santa Claus?

Santa Claus

Here’s one of my favorite Christmas songs, an oldie from 1958 (before I was born, but I remember hearing it as a kid on the radio when I was very little in the mid-1960s):

Last Christmas season, I found this adorable toy in a Walmart and my husband got it for me! So many people have posted the toy on You Tube and here is just one of them:

Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas

The version of “Welcome Christmas” by Love Spirals Downwards is one of the most gorgeous Christmas songs ever!


Hounds of Winter on Reverb

Hounds of WinterHounds of Winter cover by Darlene Foster (l-r: Tom Corea, Tom DiPaolo)

Yesterday I posted some songs from Hounds of Winter (which features my husband Dennis Mistretta on several bass tracks).

Here is the official link to all the songs and videos and a free download on Reverb Nation: HOUNDS OF WINTER

The Winter Song

Photo by Dennis Mistretta

It’s like a winter wonderland here in Union County, New Jersey! The above photo was taken by my husband. I love this chubby squirrel! It was nice having the afternoon alone together with the kitties, watching the snow fall. It’s wonderful how the snow slows everything down and makes it so peaceful and snuggly.

So, I am inspired to post a beautiful winter song by Angel that I loved since it came out in the 1970s.


And if that wasn’t pretty enough for you, here’s the Christmas version of the same song.  My sister, Kim, loves this song. My great grandmother used to love this song too. It has to be one of the BEST Christmas songs ever recorded!


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