God rest ye merry, readers! When we saw by our watch that Christmas is a mere week-and-a-half away, we decided to reward you all by running two extra-special Christmas Frameds in a row! Let less spirited blogs beware!
To kick it off, this week we welcome rock superstar Tony Bennett and his absolutely splendid version of Irving Berlin's classic "White Christmas." Bing Crosby's recording of the tune is the best-selling single ever, having sold over 50 million copies, but Tony's is pretty good, too. Needless to say, though, the song's been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Twisted Sister to Taylor Swift.
Well, we're off to the mall now, so we'll let you enjoy this bit of holiday magic. And we'll be back next week with another seasonal treat that will have you reaching for the Kleenex and saying, "Screw it, just bring on Kobe vs. LeBron already."
Important blog note! Ho ho ho! We almost forgot that we've got another "Guess which one Robert wrote"! Yes, the woefully underpaid Y! Music newbie, Robert, has once again graciously agreed to write one of our captions.
But which one? We know, but we're not telling. It's up to you readers to unravel this yuletide riddle, so get going!
1 -- "So. The Framed Fan Club is a little more upscale than we'd imagined." 2 -- "That's pretty damn annoying, that prancing and pawing of each little hoof." 3 -- "I couldn't find Kevin Nealon, but will he do?" 4 -- "Why, when I close my eyes I can almost hear friends calling yoo-hoo. Or is that Dave DiMartino?" 5 -- The secret to delivering toys to billions of kids in one night isn't reindeer named Rudolph, Dasher, and Comet. It's guys named Jose C, Jim B, and Jack D. 6 -- "Zuzu's petals! And Clarence got his wings! Still, George remains a failure." 7-- "Gimme, gimme shelter, or I'm gonna fade away." 8 -- "Your eyes are getting heavy. Very heavy. Sleep. You just realized that Tony Bennett albums make wonderful Christmas gifts." 9 -- "Mr. Kringle, you've had enough. Let me call you a sleigh." 10 -- "Jesus, Sinatra, are you always drunk?" 11 -- "Wait a minute! Where is it? Damn it, did I leave it in San Francisco again?" 12 -- "A car just hit this Jewish guy outside. I put my jacket under his head and asked him if he was comfortable, and he said he makes a nice living."