Songs of the Season – Roger Miller – “Old Toy Trains”

The local radio station is well into the six weeks or so of nonstop Christmas music. This year seems better than most, I’ve noticed that they haven’t completely avoided the religious songs until two days before Christmas, and they’ve changed the mix a bit – it was sweet, for example, to hear the version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” sung by the Muppets and John Denver.

I’m not one of these people who gets into the Christmas music a lot, but I figured this year I might try sharing some lesser-known songs, both secular and sacred, as part of “Christmas Cheer”. Once I get a few, I may start a playlist or two on YouTube, and I’ll let you know when I do.

I don’t know a lot of Roger Miller music, but I love what I know. I remember seeing Disney’s Robin Hood on SelectaVision Disc as a kid, where Roger Miller voiced the Rooster and wrote some of the songs. I knew a few of his other songs (I thought “England Swings” was awesome). Man, does he have a distinctive voice!

In any case, I found this last year, and it’s just sweet.

Anyone have any “lesser known” Christmas songs or carols to share?

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