Last year, I wrote about my favorite Christmas song, “Oh Holy Night” and linked to the two best renditions of the song I’d ever heard. That post became one of the most-read posts I’ve ever written, which surprised me a bit. I didn’t expect it to resonate quite as well.
I also didn’t expect that so many folks would comment about how much they loved the version of the song done by Robert Guillaume on the show Benson. I didn’t watch the show very often, so I didn’t know anything about it. Heck, I didn’t even know it existed before last year and since it wasn’t in any of the usual video places like YouTube or Vimeo. I pretty much had to take their word, their very insistent word, that it was a powerful and moving performance.
Not any more, though! I got a comment a couple of months ago from someone who had uploaded the whole show clip to YouTube, where it remains today. I’ve watched it a few times and darned if my commenters last year weren’t exactly right. It is a very powerful performance, and as beautifully-sung as any Christmas carol you will ever hear in your life. Stick through the more pedestrian cast carols to get to the good stuff. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Sorry about that, folks. I knew better than to use the handy media insertion tool WordPress provides me. It’s all better now.