LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christmas time is family time and many an old-fashioned yuletide celebration will have several generations gathered around the fireplace to sing songs of the season. Extending that tradition, Ruth Roberts Music presents a collection of family-friendly songs on the album “Christmas Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone,” now available on iTunes.

“All the joys of the season are in these entertaining and lighthearted songs,” states Susan Nicoletti, Director of Operations for Goldenrod Music, the publishing company overseeing the songs of the late Ruth Roberts. “The tunes on this collection are great for the whole family, even the youngest ones.” Prior to working with Ruth Roberts Music, Nicoletti spent five years serving on the ratings board for the Motion Picture Association of America, so she knows what “G-Rated” means.

Ruth Roberts created songs in virtually every genre (pop, gospel, rock, blues, country, sports, children’s) and enjoyed great success with love songs. “Her romantic ballads and playful up-tempo tunes would often be on the charts,” Nicoletti notes. “Her songs were recorded by many stars, including Dean Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Theresa Brewer, Jimmy Dean, The McGuire Sisters, Patti Page, Vic Damone, Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen and Eydie Gorme.” In addition, movie and TV viewers have heard Roberts’ songs in “Yes Man,” “The Benchwarmer,” “A Dirty Shame,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Seinfeld,” and the Conan O’Brien show.

Every sports fan knows some of Roberts’ work, from “Meet the Mets” to “It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ball Game” to “Mr. Touchdown, USA.” Fans of the Beatles probably know that the Fab Four recorded “Mailman Bring Me No More Blues,” which is on the “Anthology 3″ album. But they may not realize that song was written by Roberts. “The Beatles weren’t the only ones covering that song. There are also versions by Buddy Holly, Oliver Nelson, and Lefty Frizzell,” says Nicoletti.

It is for children’s music that Ruth Roberts may be best known, starting with her work with Bob Keeshan, who was the TV icon Captain Kangaroo. As a teenager, Roberts was influenced by Broadway shows and this resulted in her writing full-length and mini-musicals for elementary schools, all of which appeal to the “Glee” fan in everyone. Teachers and educators can discover more about her musicals written for a K-through-grade-6 curriculum by visiting the Michael Brent Publications website at michaelbrent(dot)com.

For more information about Ruth Roberts and her music for kids, families, and sports fans, please visit and for an interview with Susan Nicoletti, please contact John Scott G of G-Man Marketing.

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