I have incontrovertible proof (more or less) that Santa Claus loves Tony Bennett. How do I know this?
Earlier today I was reviewing the statistics for The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography and found this engaging visitor:
I’ve “smudged” Santa’s ISP and IP address to protect his privacy.
Seriously, though, I did find the page that Santa visited quite interesting. It’s one of Tony’s lesser known recordings, I’m Comin’ Virginia, recorded in 1961 for the album My Heart Sings.
Then I was reminded of the story of the little girl who, in 1897, wrote the New York Sun to inquire of the editor if it was true what her friends had told her, that there was no Santa Claus. A Sun newsman named Francis Pharcellus Church wrote the now-famous column “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” You can read Virginia’s letter and the column at the Newseum website.
And, while we’re on the subject, once again The Year of Tony Bennett will help celebrate the Christmas season with another edition of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas. The statistics for both this blog and the discography show us that there is a lot of interest in Tony Bennett’s Christmas music and we are delighted to do this again. We’ll be kicking off our celebration on December 14.
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