Andy Williams (Associated Press photo)
The song that has been on my mind the most this week:
- “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” by Andy Williams, from 1963′s “The Andy Williams Christmas Album.”
This holiday favorite, written by Edward Pola and George Wyle, is always on my mind around this time of year, and not just because of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was the song playing in the hospital room when my son Gabe was born on Nov. 28, 2006. Gabe celebrates his third birthday Saturday. Happy birthday, big boy!
Nearly 50 years after Williams recorded it, this bouncy standard remains a holiday favorite. Earlier this week, it was ranked No. 11 on ASCAP’s top 25 most-performed holiday songs of the decade.
But to me, it will always be Gabe’s song.