A Cary Grant Christmas Curio - Festive Music
Cary Grant's Contribution to Christmas Records
What's your favourite Christmas song? The Pogues' Fairytale of New York? Good choice. 2000 Miles by The Pretenders? Still sounds good. What about Christmas 1979 by Billy Childish? Fair enough, it's not everyone's cup of tea. The same can be said of Cary Grant's Christmas Lullaby from 1967.
Christmas Lullaby is one of those talk-song affairs, and I'm a fan of talk-song records. We'll be covering Dirk Bogarde's soon, and we spoke of Renzo Cesana before now. In Christmas Lullaby, Cary piles on the sentiment, but it has a certain old-fashioned charm. I'm surprised it came out in 1967, with all the counter-cultural happenings going on around it at the time. Daring in its way.