Christmas Eve Medley

Over the past month, I have tried to touch all the bases. I have played memories of Christmas novelty tunes, country Christmas songs, rock and roll Christmas favorites, and of course Christmas classics sung by iconic crooners.

I hope my efforts have, in some small way, helped to bridge the distance between us all during these most unusual times. It was my intent to close that gap by playing memories from our past in order to remind you we still have so many reasons to feel blessed.

Once a year (and sadly only once per year), the world stands still to celebrate the advent of a single life. In this final medley, the music is all about that birth and it concludes with not one, but two absolutely stunning performances.

This is my final medley of 2021. I am taking next week off but I’ll be back on January 3 to once again play rock and roll memories from our past. I wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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Christmas Eve Medley

Ray Conniff Singers – Nat King Cole
Johnny Mathis – Bing Crosby
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Mirusia Louwerse & The Johann Strauss Orchestra
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Comments (25)

  1. Rosa-Lee Gould/Lee

    THANK YOU; MERRY CHRISTMAS RAY & ALL WHO READ THIS. HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO 🙂

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Merry Christmas, Lee. 🎄♥️

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  2. Erron

    Merry Christmas Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Merry Christmas, Erron 🥰

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  3. Don Doyle

    Ray, Thank you very much for helping all of us get into the Christmas Spirit. I know you take quite a bit of time to make sure that the quality of the songs is as perfect as possible. The sound quality is just a part of the presentation, the thought behind each selection is also an important consideration. The tone of your daily mixes has brought us closer to the true meaning of the celebration. You did a wonderful job setting the tone for us. I wish you the Merriest of Christmas joy to you and your family. I hope you get to spend the day relaxing and enjoying being with your loved ones. As for the New Year, health and happiness through out 2022. Please know your efforts are appreciated by more than you could ever imagine. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year my friend.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Don, your comment is so thoughtful and appreciated. It has been a long month but I have been incredibly moved by so many beautiful comments.
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend, to you and the entire Doyle family. 🎄❤️

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  4. Donna Tillson-Bass

    Beautifully done! As I said before, you are the magician of music! You have brought us the best of the best throughout the season! Thank you, for all of your hard work, it is very much appreciated. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your time off.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much and Merry Christmas, Donna. 🎄❤️

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  5. Susan

    I have enjoyed your entire Christmas Medley a wonderful way to end…you have given us an incredible gift thank you very much..have a wonderful family Christmas and enjoy your week off. 🎄♥️☃️❄️🤶🏼

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Susan, thank you for listening, and a very big thank you for your kind words.
      Merry Christmas 🎄 🥰

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  6. Penny

    Another fabulous medley to go into Christmas day! I know I have said it before but thank you for all you do for so many all year long!! You, Mr DJ man are truly an angel on earth for all of us who have the privilege to know you!
    To you and your family – have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And I pray 2022 is better!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Penny, you are always so kind. Your comments this month (actually, all year) make my small contribution worth all the work.I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness and good health.
      God Bless You ❤️

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  7. Fred

    Ray we all should have this spirt year round!! When I found out that I have severe COPD and there is no cure I realized that everyday is a gift from God and the songs of Christmas really hit home!! The words of peace and joy should be thought about daily!! And having true friends is a gift!! You do such an amazing job for us all bringing back memories and all the fun times we have had!! So for you my friend I am wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!! Have a great and restful time off!! And I am so looking foward for what you have in mind for us in the New Year!! Love ya!! I almost forgot to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my friends on this great show Ray puts on for us!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Fred, life is a very special gift, one we should not take for granted. I have had that lesson driven home to me this year, but through it all, I have tried to combat each additional blow by doing my level best to make others smile.
      YOU do that for me and you do it constantly. I can never thank you enough.
      I Love You, Bro. Merry Christmas! ❤️

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    2. Pat Conant

      Yes, Fred, we should all have this spirit year round. I am so glad I have your friendship. Hope you continue to stay healthy in the coming year and continue your great comments!

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  8. Aleeta

    Merry Christmas Ray and thank you for all the great music.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Merry Christmas Aleeta and thank YOU for listening! 🎄 🥰

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  9. Pat Conant

    Started with the last medley today & it was truly beautiful. Your efforts ARE inspiring to all of us who listen. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and enjoy your “time off”.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Pat. It was a busy month, for sure.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family, and let’s hope for a Happy 2022. 🎄❤️

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  10. Barbara Brill

    Ray – Your musical instincts are only surpasssed by your kindness. You have absolutely given us a glimpse back into our pasts, hope for our future, reminded us of the reason for the season and have made that season brighter. Merry Christmas to you my dear friend. I wish you health and happiness in the coming year… Enjoy your time away. We’ll be here patiently waiting for your return in January. Take care ….

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Merry Christmas, Barbara. If my attempts to make this Christmas a little more joyous for you succeeded, I humbly accept your generous praise.The planet is spiraling out of control. There is much too much fighting between the people who live in the U.S., with both sides of the argument demanding they are right and both insisting there is no room for civil debate.
      I am often reminded of one particular line from an old Dire Straits song … “Two men say they’re Jesus, one of them MUST be wrong.”
      I am a devout believer in the ONE Jesus, and that belief is what inspired me to create a series of medleys that would drive that point home. I’m sure my effort failed to “impress” everyone, but if just ONE person understood the message, I consider all the work a success.
      My very best to you on this joyful celebration and I pray 2022 will bring you, and those you love, a year filled with good health and much happiness. ❤️

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  11. Marty & Ksren

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ray.
    A “thank you” for all the work you do to put together the medleys seems inadequate.
    Many of the comments posted do a much better job of expressing our feelings of your efforts.
    We are in hopes you enjoy your holiday break and are able to relax with family. Of course we look forward to the music you have in store for all in the new year!
    Thanks again dear friend.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Dear Marty and Karen.
      How nice of you! It is always gratifying to think I made some type of impact on listeners so believe me, your comments were not at all inadequate!
      Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! 🥰

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  12. Victoria PierceMulliss

    Out of all the versions of Hark the Harold Angels Sing, you picked my favorite. I can not thank you enough for all your hard work and effort and time you put into you music selection to share with us. Music some of us have not heard in ages but when they start playing bring back memories like they where from yesterday.
    I thank you for much and I look forward to another year with you and your daily posts.
    I wish you and your family a very Happy Healthy Joyous New Year

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you so much, Victoria 🥰
      I sincerely appreciate your comments but the “work” I put into these medley doesn’t, I’m sure, match the work you put into your Christmas project. You are a giver, and for that, I applaud you.
      I send my wishes to you and your family for a Happy and Healthy New Year! ❤️

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