Maybe it’s because it’s 70 degrees in New York and I have the air conditioner on, but I’m finding it a little tough to get into the Christmas spirit today.
But if there’s anyone who can ram the holiday spirit down our throats until we’re just gagging with cheer, its a young Liza Minnelli.
The bizarre number is actually from the 1965 broadcast of Dangerous Christmas of Little Red Riding Hood, with 19-year-old Liza as Red and Ritchard as the Wolf (in grandma drag).
“Christmas-y” has some pretty strong musical pedigree, too— it was written by Jule “Funny Girl” Styne and Bob “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” Merrill.
Should we make it a new gay holiday carol? Yes, I think we should.