From Margaret Whiting and John Mercer to Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin–wait, that wasn’t together, ah well, a lot of people have sung this song. I have some last-minute preparations to do before the rest of the clan arrives, but I’ll probably pop just a few more of these on you between this Christmas Eve and the big day tomorrow.
Here though is my very favorite version of this song. When my middle-son Jonathan saw this video (It first came out last year or 2010, I don’t recall–you look it up this time; I’m busy), he said, “I’m not ashamed to say it; THAT’S adorable!”
Yes, and I confess to having a we bit of a crush on young Kurt from Glee. And the way his sweetie sings this with him? Sigh. . . this captures the best of the song in a modern setting, one that finally acknowledges the way many of us have wanted to hear this song performed. We’ve come a long way since 1949, and we are not through yet. Blessed Christmas Eve to you, do something to stay warm, even if you live in Southern California. You know what I mean.
I assure you, this is even worth sitting through the brief add at the beginning of the clip. No, really.
- Random Favorite Christmas Song #2, Michael Bublé’s “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Random Favorite Christmas Song #1, We Need a Little Christmas (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- How “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Became America’s Secular Christmas Anthem, Despite People Claiming It’s About Date Rape (theawl.com)
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside (humorinamerica.wordpress.com)