December 2nd and a 2nd version to the song

As I said yesterday, two sisters of mine and I love the song, “O Holy Night”. Earlier this week, one of the sisters and I were going back and forth with emails about which performer’s version of “O Holy Night” was the best version.

In an effort to capture the spirit of Christmas, and the holidays in general, I thought it would be fun to share with you a different version of “O Holy Night” every day through December 25th.Today’s version comes from an actor. Those familiar with his speaking voice may be unfamiliar with his singing voice. I assure you the difference between the two is distinct.

I’m afraid some of you will not recognize the name of the actor nor the television show for which he is best known. Here is a sample of his (once well known) television show. You don’t need to watch the full 3 minutes, just watch enough to get his voice. His name is Pyle – Gomer Pyle, and the show is Gomer Pyle USMC.

Did you recognize the actor? His name is Jim Nabors, and his singing voice is phenomenal. Now please, sit back and give this version of “O Holy Night” a listen. I’m certain you’ll enjoy Jim Nabors’ performance. See you tomorrow!

20 thoughts on “December 2nd and a 2nd version to the song

  1. Awww, Gomer Pyle. My dear departed kitty was named Gomer Pyle because he was just so goofy, just like the character.

    I can’t quite get my head around the image of Jim Nabors and the sound of that voice!

    Oh, and I like the snow! 🙂 Though when I saw the first ‘flake’, it freaked me out because I thought my computer was going all wonky! Then I remembered what it was.

    1. I miss Jim Nabors, and his voice(s). (smile) I like the fact that you named your goofy cat Gomer Pyle. Great taste!
      Does Jim Nabors make up for Cartmen, Leonore? Oh and breaking news … Pavarotti WILL be included in the list. Stay tuned!

      1. Definitely makes up for Cartman 🙂 And I’m totally psyched for Pavarotti, thanks for squeezing him in!! I get chills even thinking about that voice.

        1. Thanks, Leonore. I am glad you liked it. I hope other performers I included will give you chills like Pavarotti. There are some fantastic versions out there in musicland.

    1. Patti, many of the performers I am going to share throughout the 25 days are older and no longer with us. It’s a shame.
      After selecting all the performers I realized, “Wow, I am old.” (smile) The younger crowd listening to some of these performances won’t know the singer.

That was my thought on the matter. Your comment?

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