Continuing our festival of wonderful songs about the holidays, but that are lesser know, this is as much a gem as they get. It's not also not a song per se, though there are songs in it. It's the legendary comedy record by Stan Freberg, which he made in 1958, "Green Chi$tma$.
Freberg had made a successful career in advertising, and did for many years after this, as well. But because of that, he knew the inside of the profession, and made a biting satire on it all for the impact of advertising at Christmas. The recording was very controversial at the time, odd given the point of it all. Though it's understandable why radio stations might not want to offend their sponsors.
Stan Freberg had no such compunction.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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