Advent song for December 9

I love Eartha Kitt’s voice. It’s little-girlish and gritty all at once. She reminds me a little bit of Mrs Banks from Mary Poppins, though I don’t know how flattered either of them would be at the comparison.

(I was going to add “…if either of them were still alive, that is” at the end there, but I thought I’d check and though Eartha did indeed leave us last Christmas Day, Glynis Johns is still going strong at 86. So a happy Christmas to her, too, and any other surviving members of the Banks family.)