Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A year ago, I wrote that the last great original Christmas song was released in 1970.
Forget about Madonna, New Kids on the Block, Brittney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Christine Aguilera, and Justin Bieber. The Christmas classics will always belong to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, etc.
If you agree with me, the question is why hasn’t anyone been able to compose a new Christmas standard in 40 years?
Eric Felten nails it in the Wall Street Journal.
Simply put, today’s songwriters aren’t even close to being as talented as those in the 40’s and 50’s. Can we say Irving Berlin.
And today’s original Christmas songs tend to be downers. Who wants to listen to that?
Read Felten’s piece.