As I continue my countdown of my Favorite Christmas songs, this one I can remember listening to on my aunt’s record player. I haven’t been able to find out who sang it or where it came from, but it’s dramatic musicality resonates with me to this day. It’s one of the best Christmas songs.
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” is a Christmas song written in October 1962 with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair were married at the time, and wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Bing. Ugh. So Good.
Miss Carrie Underwood did a splendid version, too.
And the one. The only. The amazing. The missed. THE Whitney.