Christmas on the Block

December 18, 2010 – Nothing says it’s Christmastime like Alan Mann’s Christmas on the Block.

If you’re a Philadelphian who listened to WMMR in the 1980’s, you’re probably familiar with this song and love it as much as I do. If not, listen to it below and I dare you to not become enchanted.

Alan Mann was a local singer/songwriter who played clubs in Philly during The Hooters and Robert Hazard era. Sadly he died in 1987 after jumping out of his South Street apartment window to escape a fire inside the building. His legacy, a touching tribute to an Upper Darby, Pa. home for the blind that decorated their house with Christmas lights for their neighbors, thankfully lives on.

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