Few Japanese are religious, even fewer are Christian, but all enjoy the commercial trappings of the Christmas season.  There are few public places that are not drowned in the sounds of Christmas, so much so that I have acquired an aversion to most of the season’s songs.   But there are some that still give me the feeling  of Yuletide cheer.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) – Bobby McFerrin & Yoyo Ma  

Ave Maria (Schubert) – Mario Lanza

Let it Snow – Frank Sinatra

The Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby  & David Bowie

Silent Night – Mahalia Jackson

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

O Holy Night – Enrico Caruso

Adeste Fidelus – Mario Lanza

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