We sure need a little SOMETHING right about now!

“We Need a Little Christmas” by Jerry Herman, sung by LeAnn Rimes


Video from leannrimesofficial

I have to say that while I never thought of this song as “country”–it is, after all, from the Broadway musical Mame

(No, it is not from “Glee.” “Glee” did a very partial cover of it, but it was nonetheless written for and performed in Mame)

–it does seem to fit the genre quite well. Still, no one sings it quite like the original Mame! Here’s Angela Lansbury, in the original cast album:


Video courtesy of CBEntr

and Angela a *ahem* few years later:


Video courtesy of James Christian Jr.

No wonder Jerry Herman famously coached Lansbury (secretly, of course, since that sort of thing is Not Done) before her audition, and then snuck into the pit during the audition and accompanied her.