Friday, December 11, 2009

Sammy Davis Jr. Comes Bearing Gifts For Dean Martin

I love these photos. Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin look to be having such a wonderful time. These two really always seemed to love being around one another. They were definitely great pallies.

It would be so cool to open the door to find Sammy as Santa Claus standing there. I wonder what sort of gifts he would be bringing. What would you like Sammy Claus to bring you?


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Here are some Christmas songs by Dean Martin. These are videos that people created featuring clips of Dean Martin. I hope you enjoy the songs. I love hearing Dean Martin croon Christmas tunes.

Baby It's Cold Outside: featuring Martina McBride



Let It Snow:



Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:



Jingle Bells:



I'll Be Home For Christmas:






46 comments:

Really Big Junk Drawer said...

I would like Sammy Davis Santa to bring me every movie ever made with each individual rat packer on DVD. In other words, every Dean Martin movie, every Sinatra movie, every Sammy Davis movie, every thing with Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford! Also Sammy Davis Santa's bag must include for me a collection of video clips of great vegas lounge acts of the 50's and 60's! A great christmas that would be.

Leah said...

I love the candid shot of Sammy laughing his heart out... maybe it's about the gift that he'll give Dean.

I'll be Home for Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas songs and Dean Martin sang it so well.

Thanks for sharing this Keith!

Scott (gotankgo) said...

Great Christmas themed post. They must have had some kicking parties with special egg-nog and yumyums. Would love to find a new record player from Santa. Hoping to do just a little bit of shopping this weekend and relax too. Take it easy and have fun...

yyam said...

Thanks for the songs...I enjoyed them...:)

Daniela said...

Love these videos! Great songs! And Sammy looks like he's having fun!

Noémie K said...

hahah excellent !
I can't wait to be on the 25th !

Protege said...

What a great set of pictures and of course, you always share my favorite Christmas songs, nothing like those to get me into an absolutely wonderful mood.;)
Have a great Friday and a lovely weekend,
Zuzana

PTA Transit Authority said...

The Dean Martin show was one of the greatest shows on TV... EVER!

lorenabr said...

He was just great, so love Dean Martin´s voice:)

Mondo said...

The're clearly great mates - and gerat selection of seasonal tunes. love the bit on Rudolph when he slips into a German accent

Graham I. Haynes said...

Yes, Dean was a consummate performer of these tunes. It's rare that a male singer can carry out a corny tune and make it so timelessly, effortlessly cool.

Dejana • shopsterium.blogspot.com said...

I'm listening to the songs now, one by one:) Thanks for sharing them with us!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love these photos. I had never seen these before. I enjoyed the clips. I love Dean singing Christmas songs.

Wolf Boy said...

I love that! Sammy Claus! Man, you really make me laugh. You know what. I'd love to hang out with Sammy and Dean. These two guys would be a cool pair to chill out with. You would be too.

MrJeffery said...

LOVE the photos. 2 unique talents.

Maggi said...

I would like Sammy Claus to sing Candy Man for me! Merry Christmas!

Etrapar said...

first photo is my fav and Let It Snow is such a beautiful song

Erika said...

I will never be able to get enough of the song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Completely irresistible! :)

Sabine said...

I don't mind who Santa is, as long as he brings me - a camera! (a good one, please)

sinnlighet said...

Thanks for your sweet messages on my blog. You made me so happy! This is my favorite Christmas post..... I love love Sammy D!!


A footprint from Sweden & Agneta ...

Peace & Love

GoRetroGirl said...

I think I would want a fancy schmancy new set of martini glasses...with a classic cocktail recipe book!

I love Dino's renditions of Christmas songs. He had quite the unique voice.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I want Santa Davis Jr to bring me the newest editions gold leaf chocolate macaroons from Laduree (cause all i ever think about is food). Or diamonds. Have a wonderful weekend daaaaaaahling.

Tights Lover said...

Great pics! Sammy in the Santa Claus hat cracked me up!!

Couture Carrie said...

Hope Sammy Claus brings me some lovely trinkets!

xoxox,
CC

Allison said...

I LOVE Dean Martin singing "Baby It's Cold Outside." It's one of my favorite Christmas songs =)
All these photos are so candid and they just make it look like Dean and Sammy are having the best time ever =) Loved these photos!

lancelonie said...

Nothing beats old classic Christmas for me! love those traditional music :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Stephanie said...

Sammy Claus can visit us anytime. :) I love those pics of him and Dino. :) Fabulous post.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Very similar to this, I've tagged you in a meme, if you don't mind. http://www.retrohound.com/top-10-christmas-song-performances-of-all-time-well-this-year-anyway/

Winnie said...

Oh I feel so Christmassy now! I want an extra week of Christmas please!

Sam said...

They looked like they were great mates for sure! It's such a wonderful thing Christmas in The States - I think it perhaps looses a bit a something down here in Sydney because it's just so darn hot!! Anyway, have a lovely weekend Keith!

mom & son said...

yay! i love his fur hat and great videos!
have a great weekend!

Kat said...

they both together are hilarious!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

My husband and I went to our Sunday School Christmas party last night. Everybody there brings a gift and a number is put on it. We then draw a number and get the gift with the same number. I had No. 7. My gift turned out to be a Sinatra Christmas CD. It's one I didn't have. I just thought it was so neat that I got such a gift there.

mAdi*cakes said...

both amazing men. :] mmm j'adore. have a great weekend yourself!

ilovecoolthings said...

Indeed, they look like they're having the bestest time!

wreckedstellar said...

Sammy Davis looks soo cute in the Santa hat! I don't know what I'd want him to bring me as Santa- probably a keepsake from his life/career, but that would probably be asking for a lot! :)

Marian said...

Keith I have really enjoyed all your holiday posts. These images of Sammy as santa are gems!
I would want him to bring me all the Rat Pack cds!
xx
marian

sweetpralinemadness said...

Love, love, love Dean Martin. I just saw an old episode of "Bewitched" with Sammy on it. He was performing for Major Nelson. It was fun to watch. I've been watching old retro shows lately and loving it!

I think I would want Santa Sammy to come as himself. I would love to hear him tell stories about his performing days.

Cheryl Lynn said...

I always loved watching Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. crack each other up. They never seemed to be able to keep a straight face whenever they would do skits together, sing together, etc. Next thing I know, I'd end up cracking my side as well. Even as a little kid, I enjoyed them.

If it were possible, I would love for Sammy Claus to bring me every video ever made of him dancing and singing, even as the way talented little boy that he was.

This is such a great blog. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Dana Andrews said...

Great Rudy...the red nosed reindeer!. Very funny Sammy's photos, it makes me laugh.

michellehendra said...

ling it! LOL. it's so retro!

xx

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Happy Early Christmas, these pictures make me excited!
XOXOX
Libby
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Jeremy Richey said...

Those pics of Dino and Sammy are amazing...thanks for finding them Keith!

martiarti said...

I love american's christmas songs! I like ,,Jingle Bells Rock'' by Brenda Lee best.I don't like winter, but Christmas and snow are fantastic!

Jessica Cangiano said...

You could just keep those same few songs on repeat until Christmas and I'd be a happy camper. True (and very beloved) classics, thank you for rounding them up into one post, Keith. I'm playing "Let it Snow!" as I type :)

Tons of holiday cheer & festive wishes!!!
♥ Jessica

Bob G. said...

Dean-O was Mom's favorite...as for Sammy...
He could stop by ANY time as long as he sang:
Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain

A TRUE all-around entertainer...loved by SO many.