Ready for Blog Caroling 2014? I know I am and again I’m THANKFUL to footnoteMaven for hosting this fun online event for geneabloggers!
In 2011, I virtually sang, What Child Is This? with national recording sensations Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige. Then in 2012, I virtually assisted the altos in MIT’s Concert Choir and the All Star Choir directed by Quincy Jones in their renditions of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Last year (2013) I didn’t sing so much as I just savored an old family favorite – Sweet Little Jesus Boy — performed by the “Queen of Gospel Music,” Ms. Mahalia Jackson!
Well . . . my feature song this year is a fun childhood favorite of mine, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer! According to Wikipedia –
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” [was] written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company.” 
This song has been commercially recorded by many artists through the years, and I’ve enjoyed everyone’s rendition of it too! But David Foster’s jazzy arrangement of this Christmas song performed by R&B singer, Mary J. Blige during the Finale of the X Factor USA in 2013 is a winner with me again this year too! So enjoy the song, sing-a-long if you like, and have a very Merry Christmas!
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer —
You know Dasher, and Dancer, and
Prancer, and Vixen,
Comet, and Cupid, and
Donder and Blitzen
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
play in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!