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The Dress Circle: Programs of Christmas Past

Christmas comes to the Dress Circle this week (12/22 7:00 p.m.) with songs from Broadway, Hollywood, and television.  We’ll have some of the familiar offerings like “We Need a Little Christmas” from “Mame,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from the film “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and “Santa Baby” from the score to the film “Mixed Nuts,” and we’ll also enjoy some of the less familiar works like “Be a Santa” from “Subways Are for Sleeping,” “The Bells of Christmas,” an overlooked gem from the score to the Christmas favorite “The Santa Claus,” and “That’s What I Want for Christmas” from the score to the musical “Pickwick.”   

Liza Minnelli will be here to sing a song from her appearance in the long-forgotten TV musical “The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood,” and for fans of Victor Herbert, we have a recording of a piece from his operetta “Babes in Toyland” with Herbert leading his own orchestra.  For the curious, we’ll even be playing the source of the Christmas favorite “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” from the musical “Here’s Love.”  Join us for a quiet hour of happy tidings, good will, and great music.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle