By Articulation and Enunciation
Or perhaps “political correctness”
It wasn’t until 1987 when A&M records released “A Very Special Christmas” with, at the time current pop stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Run-D.M.C., U2, Sting, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, The Pretenders, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Bryan Adams, Eurythmics, E Street Band, The Pointer Sisters, Alison Moyet, The Silver Bullet Band.
Prior to that, it was stars like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Connie Francis, Burl Ives, Johnny Mathis, Eartha Kitt, etc.
Rarely and thankfully there wasn’t much “Country Christmas”.
That CD released the onslaught of Christmas songs by anyone with vocal chords, desperately putting their take on “traditional” songs.
In 2018 somewhere between Pandora and Sirius, I heard someone ruin “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”. It was a country singer and I don’t want to shame them.
Completely leaving out the audible kicker, that the singer…
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