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Friday random ten: Tell me what that white stuff falling from the sky is called again?

Yes, this is happening right now in Houston.

Yes, this is happening right now in Houston.

That would be “snow”. Which we don’t get much of here in Houston. But we’re getting it today, and it’s even starting to accumulate. So here are ten songs about snow and/or winter.

1. Snow Day – Trout Fishing in America
2. Snowflake Reel – Hot Club of Cowtown
3. Rain and Snow – Solas
4. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Ella Fitzgerald
5. Snow in Austin – Ellis Paul
6. Frosty the Snowman – Bing Crosby
7. Sometimes It Snows In April – Michele Solberg
8. Sleigh Ride – Squirrel Nut Zippers
9. Winter On Pecan Street – Trish & Darin
10. Sometimes In Winter – Blood, Sweat & Tears

I can also report that I have no fewer than six versions of “Winter Wonderland” in my iTunes. I think there’s a federal law that requires its inclusion on all Christmas albums. What’s the weather like on your iPod today?

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  1. In Austin they shut down the schools and day cares in anticipation of bad weather, but it’s beautiful out, blue skies as far as the eye can see, and it’s chilly but comfortable in layers without a coat. If y’all are getting weather, looks like it missed us.

  2. Linkmeister says:

    Looking at my Christmas playlist, snow is surprisingly underrepresented. Four versions of “Let it Snow” and two of “Frosty the Snowman.”

    Winter in the Christmas list: I too have six versions of Winter Wonderland. The other winter song is Judy Collins’s “In the Bleak Mid Winter.”

    In the non-holiday list, however, winter gets a decent mention:

    A Hazy Shade Of Winter — Simon & Garfunkel
    Long Distance Winter — Buckingham Nicks
    Sometimes In Winter — Blood, Sweat & Tears
    White Winter Hymnal — Fleet Foxes
    Winter Light — Linda Ronstadt
    Winterlong [Excerpt] & Out Of My Mind Intro [Live] — Neil Young

  3. Joe White says:

    Excluding the Christmas songs:
    Snowball In Hell They Might Be Giants
    Snowbird Chet Atkins
    Snowblind Styx
    Snowflake Waltz Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    When It Rains It Snows They Might Be Giants
    Woo Thou Thy Snowflake Arthur Sullivan
    A Hazy Shade Of Winter Simon & Garfunkel
    Winter (from The Four Seasons) Antonio Vivaldi
    Winter Time Steve Miller Band
    Frosty Weather (part of Children’s Medley) The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

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