Reporter's Note: President Obama is pretty busy so I suspect he’s had little time to pull out his Christmas music collection, but no fear…in this installment of my letters to the White House I come riding down from Mt. Crumpet cheerily blowing Who Who on my trumpet.
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Tom Foreman | BIO
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing this onboard the train heading back to DC from New York after a week of work that felt like a month. I don’t know what it is about December, but even without the holidays, it would always be the single busiest month of the year for me. I suppose it is all those end-of-the-year projects coupled with all the folks who take time off. Slackers.
In the midst of all the work, one thing I really enjoy is Christmas music. I know, I know, you’re saying, “Who doesn’t?” But I think my interest runs a bit higher than most. I can’t put a figure on the number of Christmas recordings I have, but it is fairly impressive. Everything from punk rock anthems, to classic Andrews Sisters, to jazz renditions of eggnog rockers, to novelty hits, to Jimi Hendrix grinding out The Little Drummer Boy.
So I thought, since you are busy jetting around and picking up bling from the Swedes, you might appreciate a playlist of some of my favorites, in no particular order. Feel free to share it with your friends.
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