100 Hits: Christmas Legends

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With five discs and 100 tracks, this holiday set is expansive and interesting. Some of the sides will be familiar to nearly everyone -- classics like Bing Crosby's version of "White Christmas" and Perry Como's "Winter Wonderland" pop up in the stores and all over the radio dial during the season's festivities -- but other selections here are fairly rare and give things a depth that a lot of holiday collections don't reach. Among the highlights are Louis Armstrong's "Christmas in New Orleans," Nat King Cole's take on "Frosty the Snowman," the Weavers' "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli's "Christmas Swing," and Jack Teagarden and Johnny...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With five discs and 100 tracks, this holiday set is expansive and interesting. Some of the sides will be familiar to nearly everyone -- classics like Bing Crosby's version of "White Christmas" and Perry Como's "Winter Wonderland" pop up in the stores and all over the radio dial during the season's festivities -- but other selections here are fairly rare and give things a depth that a lot of holiday collections don't reach. Among the highlights are Louis Armstrong's "Christmas in New Orleans," Nat King Cole's take on "Frosty the Snowman," the Weavers' "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli's "Christmas Swing," and Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer's "Christmas Night in Harlem," all showing just how varied and delightful this set is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2010
  • Label: 100 Hits
  • UPC: 654378706820
  • Catalog Number: 7870682
  • Sales rank: 196,226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Christmas - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:04)
  2. 2 Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year) - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (2:57)
  3. 3 It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra (2:40)
  4. 4 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole Trio (3:11)
  5. 5 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Gus Levene & Orchestra (2:42)
  6. 6 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra (2:44)
  7. 7 You're All I Want For Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (2:44)
  8. 8 Mary's Boy Child - Will Lorin & His Orchestra (2:59)
  9. 9 Cool Yule - Commanders (2:53)
  10. 10 Merry Christmas - Roy Robertson & His Orchestra (2:18)
  11. 11 Deck The Halls - Mitch Miller & the Gang (1:01)
  12. 12 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Gus Levene & Orchestra (1:56)
  13. 13 The Merry Christmas Polka - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (2:50)
  14. 14 Here Comes Santa Claus - George Siravo & His Orchestra (2:41)
  15. 15 Marshmallow World - Vic Damone (2:08)
  16. 16 Christmas And You - Dave King (3:13)
  17. 17 O Come All Ye Faithful - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (2:33)
  18. 18 Ring Those Christmas Bells - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:16)
  19. 19 Santo Natale - Stanley Black & His Orchestra (2:55)
  20. 20 Ave Maria - Mario Lanza (2:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Little Boy That Santa Claud Forgot - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (2:32)
  2. 2 Winter Wonderland - Russ Case & His Orchestra (2:31)
  3. 3 What Child Is This? - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (3:55)
  4. 4 This Time Of Year - Brook Benton (2:34)
  5. 5 Silent Night - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (3:16)
  6. 6 I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra (3:00)
  7. 7 O Christmas Tree - Henri René & His Orchestra (2:01)
  8. 8 The Little Christmas Tree - Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra (3:13)
  9. 9 Ole! Santa - Belford Hendricks (2:42)
  10. 10 Mary Had A Baby, Yes, Lord - Lawrence Brown (2:13)
  11. 11 The Christmas Blues - Dick Stabile & His Orchestra (2:54)
  12. 12 Christmas In New Orleans - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (2:53)
  13. 13 Winter Weather - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:01)
  14. 14 Snow - Trudy Erwin (2:42)
  15. 15 That's What Christmas Means To Me - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (3:27)
  16. 16 Song Of The Sleigh Bells - June Hutton (2:16)
  17. 17 Christmas Eve In Fairyland - Peter Yorke & His Orchestra (2:52)
  18. 18 Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away - Eddy Arnold (2:58)
  19. 19 (It's Gonna Be) A Lonely Christmas - The Orioles (3:19)
  20. 20 Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (2:55)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Santa Baby - Henri René & His Orchestra (3:24)
  2. 2 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (2:04)
  3. 3 Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney - Bill Doggett & His Orchestra (3:07)
  4. 4 Christmas Island - Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra (2:39)
  5. 5 Twas The Night Before Christmas - Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra (3:41)
  6. 6 We Three Kings Of Orient Are - Jeff Alexander Orchestra and Chorus (2:59)
  7. 7 Little Donkey - The Beverly Sisters (2:13)
  8. 8 Frosty The Snowman - Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra (2:16)
  9. 9 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (2:14)
  10. 10 Where Did My Snowman Go? - Chorus of Children From Dr. Barnardo's Homes (2:09)
  11. 11 All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers (3:11)
  12. 12 Christmas Alphabet - Johnny Douglas & His Orchestra (2:06)
  13. 13 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (2:35)
  14. 14 Christmas Roses - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:26)
  15. 15 Christmas Bells At Eventide - The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (2:48)
  16. 16 The Birthday Of A King - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:08)
  17. 17 It's Christmas Time Again - Victor Young & His Orchestra (2:58)
  18. 18 One For The Little Bitty Baby (Go Where I Send Thee) - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (2:44)
  19. 19 Christmas Day - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (3:00)
  20. 20 Suzy Snowflake - Rosemary Clooney (2:57)
Disc 4
  1. 1 We Wish You A Merry Little Christmas - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (2:27)
  2. 2 Coventry Carol - Elisabeth Schumann (2:41)
  3. 3 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (2:23)
  4. 4 Cantique De Noel - Georges Thill (4:06)
  5. 5 The Star Of The East - Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:05)
  6. 6 On A Christmas Day - Chris Barber & His Jazz Band (2:01)
  7. 7 O Holy Night - Mario Lanza (4:05)
  8. 8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Max Terr's Mixed Chorus (2:17)
  9. 9 Away In A Manger - The Geoffrey Mitchell Choice (3:00)
  10. 10 Jingle Bells - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (3:25)
  11. 11 The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Mitchell Ayres (4:00)
  12. 12 O Little Town of Bethlehem - The Song Spinners (2:20)
  13. 13 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra (3:29)
  14. 14 There's A Train Out For Dreamland - Nat King Cole & His Trio (2:39)
  15. 15 Hello Mr. Kringle - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra (3:01)
  16. 16 Petit Papa Noel - Raymond Legrand's Orchestra (3:09)
  17. 17 Christmas Swing - Quintette du Hot Club de France (2:49)
  18. 18 St. Nicholas Waltz - Johnny Douglas & His Orchestra (2:33)
  19. 19 Sleigh Ride - Boston Pops Orchestra (3:01)
  20. 20 The Santa Claus Express - The BBC Dance Orchestra (3:13)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Zat You Santa Claus - Louis Armstrong (2:49)
  2. 2 Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Louis Prima (2:27)
  3. 3 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms (2:09)
  4. 4 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra (2:18)
  5. 5 The Mistletoe Kiss Polka - Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:34)
  6. 6 Mrs. Santa Claus - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (2:07)
  7. 7 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Beverly Sisters (2:30)
  8. 8 The Fairy On The Christmas Tree - The BBC Dance Orchestra (2:58)
  9. 9 The First Nowell - The Song Spinners (2:56)
  10. 10 The Christmas Waltz - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (3:02)
  11. 11 Cradle Song - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (3:36)
  12. 12 Christmas Night In Harlem - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (3:24)
  13. 13 Joy To The World - Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra (2:37)
  14. 14 Happy New Year - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (3:11)
  15. 15 Mele Kalikimaka - Vic Schoen & His Orchestra (2:58)
  16. 16 I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus - Vera Lynn (3:20)
  17. 17 The Star Of Bethlehem - Richard Crooks (3:54)
  18. 18 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S - Eddy Arnold (2:28)
  19. 19 The Virgin's Slumber Song - Jeff Alexander Orchestra and Chorus (3:23)
  20. 20 Christmas In Killarney - The Nat Templers (2:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leroy Anderson Conductor
Ray Noble Conductor
Henry Hall Conductor
Jesse Crawford Organ
Tony Mottola Conductor
Constantine Callinicos Conductor
John Barbirolli Conductor
Armand Bernard Conductor
Herbert Dawson Organ
Joseph J. Lilley Conductor
Lawrence Brown Piano
Felton Raple Organ
Technical Credits
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Henry Hall Director
Shapiro Composer
Traditional Composer
Gannon Composer
Benton Composer
Ledbetter Arranger
Pierpoint Composer
Moraine Composer
Cappeau de Roquemaure Composer
Winterhalter Composer
Boothe Composer
Delugg Composer
Kehner Composer
De Rose Composer
Boswell Composer
Hairston Composer
Gruber Composer
Seeger Composer
Van Winkle Composer
Weldon Composer
Javits Composer
Teschemacher Composer
Tepper Composer
Weatherly Composer
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