This lesser-known holiday gem was written by Bobby Troup for his wife, Julie London. I first knew them as Dr. Early and Nurse McCall from Emergency! before discovering that he composed “Route 66,” which together with living in a flat a block away from Chippewa Street in St. Louis sparked a lasting interest in the historic roadway.
“I’d Like You for Christmas” is well-suited to London’s sultry voice and the video features an interesting assortment of photos, including London with Troup beginning at 0:46, with JFK at 1:15, and a noteworthy seasonal photograph at 1:30.