12 Days of [Christmas songs before] Christmas

The 12 Days of [Christmas songs before] Christmas is a semester break special borrowing from the traditional 12 Days of Christmas (that occur after December 25th). The point is to get you into the spirit of the season by recommending one song per day leading up to Christmas. Members of Camp Realist couldn’t decide whether to go iconic, popular, memorable, or classic. So we narrowed the list down to a bit of each.
Comments are always welcomed.  If you have a better version of the song, let me know. Do enjoy and sing along if you’d like! Or if any special memory is associated with the song, feel free to leave a reply.

8 Days before Christmas:

A rather quick tune you might say, but an appropriate one by a prolific artist from the past. Sure I coulda gone with another tune he sang, like Holly Jolly Christmas, but Camp Realist decided on this one. Hope your tree of life is decorated with of silver and gold this holiday season.
Burl Ives, or ‘Big Daddy‘, was all about folk songs. To learn more about him, go here and pick from any of the listed categories.

Bit o’ clarification on the tunes, per PhiloDave’s post:
– No need to apologize for the interruption, ’tis I who am interrupting your regular Lounge posts and ’tis I who am humbly thankful for the opportunity. Lookin’ forward to your posts, phD.
– This time around, it ain’t a top 12 list. These songs are in no particular order of least to most favorite. Perhaps, in order of most appropriate, in terms of lyrics, for  Christmas as we get closer to the date, but that’s all.

Don’t worry, you’ll see no Pat Boone, but can I ask why not? Could it be for similar reasons that Karen Carpenter will not be seen?

Not sayin’ I don’t like your recommendations, PhiloDave’s; or your request, hellokitty’s . Diggin’ em! Keep them coming.