Bing-le Bells

After seeing White Christmas at the Music Box's Annual Christmas Show this weekend with my family, I remembered how much Bing Crosby's holiday songs warm my heart this time of year.

Of course the title song is great, but my favorite Bing Crosby song is his version of "Jingle Bells" performed with the Andrews Sisters. I challenge anyone to stay in a Grinch mood when you hear their fast-paced big band take on this festive tune. You can find it and many other classics on The Christmas Anthology 1942-1955.

As you rush around buying last-minute gifts and baking cookies, it can be tough to keep up your holiday spirit. So if you start to lose perspective tonight, take Bing's advice and "Count your blessings instead of sheep."

And, loyal CPL patrons, "May the calendar keep bringing happy holidays to you."