19 December: The Royal Guardsmen: It Kinda Looks Like Christmas

Published December 19, 2021

This is almost too wimpy to include in the Advent Calendar, but it's Sunday so maybe we need something that doesn't announce its presence too loudly. The Royal Guardsmen hailed from Florida and enjoyed a number two hit on the Billboard Pop chart with the novelty recording 'Snoopy vs. the Red Baron' in 1966. They held on to their connection to Snoopy and issued a Christmas single the following year, 'Snoopy's Christmas', which hit number one on Billboard's Christmas chart and also in Australia and New Zealand; it also reached number three on Sweden's Tio i topp radio chart. Today's selection is its B-side, and has no discernible relation to Snoopy.

Listen to 'It Kinda Looks Like Christmas' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.

The Spotify playlist for all the previous Advent Calendars is here. Note: The playlist is incomplete, as some of my calendar selections are just too obscure for Spotify.








Yes, it does kind of look like Christmas, doesn't it?

Advent Calendar 2021