20 December: Jiminy Cricket: Kris Kringle

Published December 20, 2019

I suppose 'When You Wish Upon A Star' will always be Jiminy Cricket's biggest hit (it's been a staple of Swedish Christmas TV for almost 60 years now), but here's another gem from Mr Cricket's catalogue.

'Kris Kringle' was released as a single A-side on Disneyland Records in 1956. The voice of Jiminy Cricket (he wasn't real, you know) belonged to Cliff Edwards, who I believe also wrote the lyrics for this song. I only discovered 'Kris Kringle' quite recently, but there's something oddly comforting about Edwards' - sorry, Cricket's - conversational delivery, don't you agree?

Listen here.

Jiminy Cricket celebrates Kris Kringle in today's Advent Calendar entry.