Music: The Christmas Dept.

Silent Night may be good enough for some people, but not for the sales-bent pop music trade. By last week the industry could proudly report that, since early fall, it has produced 87 new pop singles for the Christmas market—with Santa Glaus mentioned in the titles of only 26 of them.*

The cascade ranged in mood from Silent Night itself and a musical rendering of the Lord's Prayer to a husky-voiced double-entendre by Eartha Kitt entitled Santa Baby, and something called Cool Yule, sung and trumpeted by Louis ("Satchmo") Armstrong. But inevitably, after the...

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