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Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas -- Episode 8

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My favorite Christmas songs have varied over the years.

As a kid, it was “Silent Night,” which my Dad made me perform for guests while he played the keyboards rather than his instrument of choice -- the accordion.

Then came the Perry Como years, and his annual anthem, “Ave Maria.” Couldn’t get enough of it.

Nat King Cole’s version of “The Christmas Song” then took over. That buttery, resonant voice made it sound like a hymn.

But in later years, it’s been “O Holy Night.” You’ve gotta have a big set of pipes to fully pull it off. Patti LaBelle, accompanied by The Perri Sisters, did just that in this break-the-mold, sound barrier-breaking rendition. It’s arguably a little over the top, with her hair also going through the roof. But man, you won’t forget it. Some might even fall on their knees.

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