Organizations: Pemberville Mental Culture Club (01-02-13) PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:57
PEMBERVILLE - Penny Truman hosted the club's Christmas party in her home on Dec. 11.
Karol Poth presented a list of the 10 most requested Christmas songs to be played on the radio since 1996.
No. 10, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," was first recorded by Gene Autry.
Leroy Anderson's light orchestral piece "Sleigh Ride" is 9th.
8: "Little Drummer Boy", written by Katherine L. Davis in 1941, was first recorded by the Trapp Family Singers in 1955.
7: "Jingle Bell Rock", the newest song in this top 10, was written by Bobby Helms in 1957.
6: "Let it Snow" was written on the hottest day on record for Hollywood.
5: Bing Crosby's version of No. 5, "White Christmas," is the best selling single of all time, world wide.
4: 1934's "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".
3: "Winter Wonderland" was written in 1934 and has been recorded by over 150 different artists.
2: Judy Garland introduced "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in the 1944 film "Meet Me in St. Louis".
No. 1 is "The Christmas Song".  The words and music were written within 40 minutes by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells who were purposefully calling to mind cool thoughts on a blistering hot day in 1944.
The 19 members present exchanged gifts and signed Christmas cards to be sent to friends and former club members.
A dessert buffet prepared by Truman, Kathy Bretz, Tracey Briggs, Nedra Sheets and Ruth Wengert was served.