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This Month: December

This month's WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge highlights the theme of Christmas and two music-makers connected with the holiday 50 years ago.

The album My Kind of Christmas is a 1967 release of Christmas standards sung by Mike Douglas, released the year after his only Top 40 single and during the peak of popularity of The Mike Douglas Show. Mike Douglas, was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, television talk show host and actor. The album included the following seasonal favorites: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "The First Noel," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "O Holy Night," "The First Christmas Carol," "White Christmas," "Silent Night, Holy Night," "Silver Bells," "Ave Maria," and "Touch Hands on Christmas Morning." He died when he was 86 years old.

Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas is a 1967 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. This album was her second and last Christmas album. Unlike her previous Christmas album (which was much more secular), this album consisted of only religious Christmas songs, and charted at #27 on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart. It included the following songs: "O Holy Night," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Away in a Manger," "Joy to the World," "The First Noel," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Sleep, My Little Jesus," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "We Three Kings," and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." She died when she was 79 years old.

You can join this month's challenge and help bring the WeRelate pages related to these two popular entertainers to life.

Last Month: November

This month's WeRelate crowdsourcing genealogy challenge revolves around two women remembered by the those living today mostly for being parents and grandparents of now famous people.

Jolie Gabor was a Hungarian-born American socialite known as the mother of three famous actresses and socialites. She had wanted to be an actress, but became successful building a costume-jewelry business and marketing her daughters as ultimate international beauty queens.

Georgiana Drew was an American stage actress and comedian and a member of the Barrymore acting family. She debutted in "The Ladies' Battle" at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia in 1872. She subsequently appeared in "As You Like It," "Frou-Frou," "The School for Scandal," "The Senator". In 1876 she married her famous actor husband.

Congratulations to the winners of each challenge, User:Sorghumgrass for additions and edits to pages connected to Julie Gabor and to User:Grey for making the greatest number of additions and edits to pages connected to Georgiana Drew. Both contributors earned Contender Badges as well. Thanks to the both of you for playing November's challenge.