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Frances Gumm and The Jess Stafford Orchestra perform a Christmas show at the Warner Bros Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. Frances will find greater fame after a name-change to Judy Garland
In the special Christmas edition of the MGM "Lion's Roar" radio program, broadcast by the 3AW network in Melbourne, Australia, Judy Garland
and Frank Sinatra
are featured artists. The show is pre-recorded.
Sonny Boy Williamson II
[Alex 'Rice' Miller] records Do It If You Wanta, Stop Crying, Come On Back Home, West Memphis Blues, I Cross My Heart, Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues, Pontiac Blues and Cool, Cool Blues
, for Trumpet Records
in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. His band on this session includes Elmore James
launches the Christmas Se al Campaign at The Town Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, by singing One Little Candle.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry
records Sleigh Bells and I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus, for Columbia Records
in Hollywood, California, USA.
A tv special, Tonight With Belafonte, starring Harry Belafonte
, is broadcast by BBC-tv in the UK.
, His Orchestra And Chorus record medleys of Christmas songs including We Wish You A Merry Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy, in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
records An Old Fashioned Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy and I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, for Reprise
Records in Los Angeles, California, USA, backed by Fred Waring
And His Pennsylvanians.
complete a three day recording session in New York City, USA, during which they have recorded three songs, Spanish Lace, The Christmas Song and I Remember Christmas, for Atlantic Records
The Rolling Stones
take out an ad in pop weekly newspaper The NME wishing hairdressers a happy Christmas.
Following today's second performance of Another Beatles Christmas Show at Hammersmith Odeon
, The Beatles
visit the annual Boat Show, Earl's Court, London, England, UK, after the event has been closed to the general public.
, Jess Conrad
, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
flies from the UK to New York City, USA, to appear in DJ Murray The K's Christmas Show at The Brooklyn Fox Theatre.
The Bee Gees
switch on the Xmas illuminations in Carnaby Street, London, UK.
And The Holding Company, including Janis Joplin
, hold their Christmas Party at Sokol Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
spends Christmas at home in Gracelands, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with his wife Priscilla.
As a Christmas present, Marvin Gaye
gives his father an unlicensed Smith + Wesson .38 Special
pistol with which to protect himself from intruders. A few months later, Gaye Sr. will use it to shoot his son dead.
release a new album, Reign Of Terror, in the USA.
Poetry/music collective Little Machine
play at The North London Reading Group Xmas Party, King's Cross, London, UK.
posts a Twitter message stating, 'Merry Christmas little monsters! Terry Richardson @Terry_World is making a #LadyGagaMOVIE documenting my life, the creation of ARTPOP + you!'. This is taken as the official announcement of a forthcoming Lady Gaga
Soul and jazz vocalist Clairdee
holds her 11th Annual Christmas Eve Show at Yoshi's San Francisco, California, USA.
A Facebook campaign by fans of Iron Maiden
begins to buy digital downloads of their track Number Of The Beast in hopes of making it the Christmas No1 Single in the UK.
On his Jeb's Teetotal Pub Crawl tour, Jeb Loy Nichols
plays at Heavenly Social Christmas Market, London, England, UK.
On her Christmas Time Is Here tour, Sierra Hull plays at The Smoky Mountain Center For The Performing Arts, Franklin, North Carolina, USA. The tour is partnered with Toys For Tots and/or a local food bank.