View Full Version : Culinary Christmas - December 16: Pine Cones and Holly Berries

December 15th, 2010, 11:24 PM
<img border="0" src="http://forums.tannerworld.com/databank/2010/image_25days2010_16_pinecones1.jpg" align="right" hspace="10" vspace="5">Featured Foods: Berries, popcorn, apples, candy, nuts, tea, figgy pudding

I had never heard this song before this year's edition of Steve's 25 Days of Christmas Music, which is funny, because according to my iTunes logs, I added it in 2006. Go figure!

Pine Cones and Holly Berries is 1965 vocal delight by the Living Voices, with a medley of not only the title track, but also "It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" performed in a round. Not to mention, there are quite a few food items listed. Let's hear it for popcorn!

Growing up, we had a Christmas album by the instrumental counterpart of this group, the Living Strings, so this style fits in nicely with tradition... at least in the Tanner household!

Also for today... don't miss Part 1 (http://www.steveandamysly.com/2010/12/16/state-street-showdown-2010-part-1/) of a tradition on SteveandAmySly.com... the State Street Showdown (http://www.steveandamysly.com/2010/12/16/state-street-showdown-2010-part-1/). For 8 years now, Amy & I have evaluated the Christmas windows on Chicago's State Street, complete with photos and commentary. How popular is it? Try Googling "State Street Christmas Windows" (http://www.google.com/search?q=State+Street+Christmas+Windows) sometime and see where you end up! :)

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Download The Song Living Voices - Pine Cones and Holly Berries (http://christmas.tannerworld.com/Living Voices - Pine Cones And Holly Berries.mp3) (Released 1965, 2:34, 3.7 MB)
(Right-click and Save)From the Archives: December 16
2002: Mele Kalikimaka (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=1767) by Bing Crosby
Feliz Navidad (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=1767) by Jose Feliciano
2003: It Feels Like Christmas (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=3292) from The Muppet Christmas Carol
2004: Gabriel's Oboe (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=4937) by Nashville Studio Orchestra
2005: Tijuana Christmas (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=6505) by The Border Brass
2006: Quem Vidistis Pastores? (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=7775) by Chanticleer
2007: Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=11406) by Patti Page
2008: Swingin' Shepherd Blues (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=18160) by Floyd Cramer
Swingin' Shepherd Blues (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=18160) by Mark White 2009: Colorado Christmas (http://forums.tannerworld.com/showthread.php?t=24920) by The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRate The Song

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December 19th, 2010, 09:19 AM
This is a nice song. I guess I'm not a huge fan of the "classical sound" of these older selections.

December 20th, 2010, 09:37 AM
I liked this one. It was a nice "curl up by the fire" song.