The song that has been on my brain the most this week:
- “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Andy Williams, 1963.
Venerable pop singer Andy Williams, who turns 81 Wednesday, recorded this longtime holiday favorite back in 1963. He sang it to welcome Santa Claus at the end of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
But that’s not why it’s been on my mind. My younger son, Gabriel (AKA Gabe the Babe) McDonnell, turned 2 years old today. This song was playing in the delivery room the moment he was born. So, in our family, it’s known as Gabe’s song.
Happy birthday to Gabe and Merry Christmas to all!