The 12 Discs of Christmas 2012 #5
A Kovacs Moment #9

Household Holiday Blues
Edie Adams & Ernie Kovaks
from The Edie Adams Christmas Album (Omnivore Records OV-42)

It's been a good year for Ernie Kovacs fans, from the arrival of a second DVD set of his pioneering television comedy to the release of the long-shelved Percy Dovetonsils LP, on mauve vinyl no less.

As a year-end treat, Omnivore Records also graced us with a collection of recordings from Ernie's 1952 show Kovacs Unlimited, featuring his multi-talented wife Edie Adams performing Christmas songs, including a few duets with her husband, including the unique track Household Holiday Blues. The tunes are an informal affair from the days of live TV, but there's a charm and spontaneity about them that still sparkles 60 years later. As an added bonus, here's Edie in leprechaun drag doing Christmas in Kilarney, from Ernie's NBC morning show on Dec. 19, 1955.

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