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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode 12

The weekend's coming, so here's a "very special" double feature tied to the oft-performed "O Holy Night."

First up is a traditionally reverential take by Perry Como on the 1969 Hollywood Palace Christmas show. Perry is very much up to the high notes, with help from a holiday-garbed female chorus.

We then present a completely different, but nonetheless engaging and in its own way reverent version. It's by Mother Mother at this month's CBC Indie Christmas Concert in Vancouver. You're invited to hear both of them out while keeping an open mind. Each rendition has its virtues. (Note: the Perry video takes just a few seconds to clear up.)
Ed Bark