For many years the card that inspired me to write this post was incommunicado, taken down when posted on Youtube, because Youtube was where pirates went (and still go) to publish works that aren't theirs. What authors have discovered recently though, is that it's also a good place to attract attention to their own work.
Consequently the card that was originally housed on a Reuters server is now on Youtube for everyone to see;
(Courtesy Joshua Held)
The version of White Christmas being used to back up the animation is one that I have liked since I heard it featured on The Santa Clause more than a decade ago. Me being the curious foot chewer that I am, I wrote a reply e-mail;
So who is singing that version of the song? I don't recognize the singer.Should have known what response I would get;
not sure who that is????....sounded/looked like santa to me, with a reindeer accompaniment???????? :-) but i realize there are a lot of santa impostors out there....nothing is sacred anymore it seems....everyone trying to cash in on holy-days seasons.....alohaYeah, really set myself up for that one, didn't I?
So who is the voice behind the big red guy? Well, I tracked down the singers on my own. It would be The Drifters. Have a Funky Christmas.