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should -- >> sorry about that irving berlin, a christmas favorite you what, is it about christmas songs? >> not only the season, i love the season, i love the giving, i love the receiving, i love all that the only time of the year that people stop hollering at each other for a couple of days but what i like about the christmas songs is that they come from the world when they actually used to write a melody and a lyric, like what you say, irving berlin, "white christmas" that song you were playing, "happy holidays", this is a real melody and a real lyric. and that kind of song writing is going down the drain. these christmas albums give me the opportunity to go back and sing songs with great melly daind music. as around arranger, i play around with something like "santa claus is coming to town" and that's fun, too. i jump at the chance to do these christmas albums. >> one of the songs "i have got my love to keep me warm" and "violets for furs," are those technically christmas songs? >> no, but they are cold songs, old xold good enough so grad you brought up "violets," genius matt dennis.
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irving berlin writing "white christmas" and "happy holidays." this is a real melody and real lyric, that kind of song writing is going down the drain. these christmas albums give me an opportunity to go back and sing songs that have great melodies and great lyrics, and as an arranger, i play around with "santa claus is coming to town" and that's fun, too. so i jump at the chance to do these christmas album. >> is this the sort of music you like to listen to? >> i like the family. you know, when i'm on the road, i'm -- my band and crew become the family. when i'm not on the road, like now, my family, right now i have ten people and six dogs. on the lawn out here. can you think of any other way to make yourself happy than that kind of thing happy. >> barry manilow talking earlier with our miguel marquez. >>> santa may not be delivering presents to one house in seattle. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this ch
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