Here’s to making hearts grow three sizes in one day

“You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Albert Hague and Theodor Geisel, sung by Thurl Ravenscroft: Video courtesy of horgemlingurinn And here’s a version by the Pickens High School Jazz Band (really quite good!): Video posted by Jennifer Bryan To quote from Albert Hague’s obituary in the The New York Times: “When he played the

Now would be a good time…

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, and Phil Spector, sung by Jon Bon Jovi: Video posted by Doddie004 And sung by the original singer, Darlene Love (with Patti LaBelle), just a few days ago: Video posted by The View According to Rolling Stone (2010), if you’re looking for the best rock

If you are planning to be home, you probably should have already headed out

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, and Buck Ram, sung by Lady Antebellum: Video by Lady Antebellum And an acoustic cover of “I’ll by Home for Christmas,” sung by Jason and Michael Castro: Video by Jason Castro (Okay, yes, the stache is unfortunate.) The song, wistful and haunting, first recorded in

It’s Christmastime even where it’s not wintry

“Silver Bells” by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, sung by Colbie Callait: Video posted by Rita Spencer; audio posted by Colbie Caillat-Topic, “Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group International.” And here is the same song as sung by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the movie for which the song was written, The Lemon

It’s very nasty out tonight. Really very.

And while it is not below-freezing cold, it is also not really weather that makes the idea of going outside at all appealing… “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” by Frank Loesser, as sung by Lady Gaga and Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Video courtesy of Dragon Blast This is another one of those songs that everyone, but EVERYONE, has

Still no snow forecast for NYC.

But I don’t like to be parochial, and snow is being forecast for quite a number of places across the US (and no doubt elsewhere on the planet too), so this song will probably be an option for SOMEONE… “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish, sung by The Ronettes: Video from PhilSpectorVEVO That’s

We are not expecting snow in NYC.

Which I’m not complaining about! (I’m not even complaining about the rain we’re supposed to get later in the week, because, drought-like here.) So don’t take this as an order or even a request, please, but… “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, sung by Carly Simon: