Arts & Culture
For the first of our seasonal Songs of the Week this December, here's a number that first appeared on the Hit Parade 60 Christmases ago - 1953 - and, despite a rather obvious period sensibility, has proved amazingly durable:
For most of those six decades, "Santa Baby" belonged all but exclusively to the lady who introduced it: Eartha Kitt. But Miss Kitt died on Christmas Day five years ago, since when Santa Baby has been bestowing sables on other vocalists somewhat promiscuously...
For Good Friday, here's a reprise of Mark's take on Mel Gibson's 2004 blockbuster...
Mark remembers Jennifer Lynch, Chief Commissar during his battles with the Dominion's thought police
From two years ago, here's Mark's first thoughts on the Kermit Gosnell case
Continuing our series on the men who wrote the Christmas songs, here's Mark's two-part audio tribute to Hugh Martin, writer of one of the most popular of all seasonal standards - including, from the Steyn archives, a rare live performance of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by the composer himself. To hear Part One, click here. For Part Two, click here.
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