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Box Set Series: The Joy of Christmas

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Sony Legacy's Box Set Series: The Joy of Christmas offers up a big, budget-priced anthology of holiday music that covers a wide variety of styles and eras, with an emphasis on the classics. Highlights include tried-and-true Yuletide standards from familiar faces like Andy Williams ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), José Feliciano ("Feliz Navidad"), Frank Sinatra ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"), Elmo & Patsy ("Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"), and Luther Vandross ("O' Come All Ye Faithful [Adeste Fideles]").
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Sony Legacy's Box Set Series: The Joy of Christmas offers up a big, budget-priced anthology of holiday music that covers a wide variety of styles and eras, with an emphasis on the classics. Highlights include tried-and-true Yuletide standards from familiar faces like Andy Williams ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), José Feliciano ("Feliz Navidad"), Frank Sinatra ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"), Elmo & Patsy ("Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"), and Luther Vandross ("O' Come All Ye Faithful [Adeste Fideles]").
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888837717120
  • Catalog Number: 377171
  • Sales rank: 22,074

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams (2:33)
  2. 2 My Favorite Things - Tony Bennett (3:17)
  3. 3 Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis (2:59)
  4. 4 Frosty the Snowman - Mitch Miller & the Gang (2:34)
  5. 5 Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) - Doris Day (2:38)
  6. 6 White Christmas - The Mellomen (3:29)
  7. 7 What Child is This? - John Denver (2:38)
  8. 8 O Holy Night - Mahalia Jackson (3:33)
  9. 9 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Philadelphia Brass (1:10)
  10. 10 Jingle Bells - Willie Nelson (2:11)
  11. 11 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) - Mel Tormé (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It's Christmas Day - Robert Goulet (2:49)
  2. 2 O Little Town of Bethlehem - Julie Andrews (3:07)
  3. 3 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Virgil Fox (4:10)
  4. 4 The Hallelujah Chorus - Philadelphia Orchestra (3:58)
  5. 5 Silent Night - Babyface (4:33)
  6. 6 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - The Manhattan Transfer (4:35)
  7. 7 The Little Drummer Boy - Johnny Cash (2:34)
  8. 8 Santa Baby - Henri René & His Orchestra (3:24)
  9. 9 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd (2:32)
  10. 10 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Pinafores (3:08)
  11. 11 Mary's Little Boy Child - Harry Belafonte (4:23)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Silver Bells - Kenny G (3:59)
  2. 2 Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley (2:08)
  3. 3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [From the Mgm Film Meet Me In St - Frank Sinatra (2:35)
  4. 4 Joy To the World - Ed Ames (1:58)
  5. 5 Carol of the Bells - New York Philharmonic (2:39)
  6. 6 O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) - Luther Vandross (4:18)
  7. 7 Ave Maria - Yo-Yo Ma (2:38)
  8. 8 We Need a Little Christmas - Frankie Michaels (3:02)
  9. 9 Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano (3:03)
  10. 10 Winter Wonderland - Aretha Franklin (2:13)
  11. 11 Christmas Time is Here - Shawn Colvin (2:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 March of the Toys - Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops (3:49)
  2. 2 Snowfall - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra (2:51)
  3. 3 Winter Weather - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:01)
  4. 4 Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Louis Prima (2:27)
  5. 5 Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) [From the Ballet the N - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:06)
  6. 6 The Christmas Blues - Steve Tyrell (4:13)
  7. 7 The Coventry Carol - Charlie Byrd (2:04)
  8. 8 Ding Dong! Merrily On High - Charlotte Church (2:18)
  9. 9 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ann-Margret (3:31)
  10. 10 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Cyndi Lauper (2:46)
  11. 11 Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy (3:29)
  12. 12 We Wish You a Merry Christmas - The St Killian Boychoir (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leonard Bernstein Conductor
Percy Faith Conductor
Peggy Lee Vocals
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Norman Luboff Conductor
Marty Gold Conductor
Virgil Fox Organ
Jimmy Wisner Conductor
Eugene Ormandy Conductor
Frantz Casseus Guitar
Robert Farnon Conductor
Ian Fraser Conductor
Booker T. Jones Conductor
Marty Paich Conductor
Robert Mersey Conductor
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Millard Thomas Guitar
Pat Williams Conductor
John Rarig Conductor
Phyllis Curtin Soloist
Sîan Edwards Conductor
Donald Pippin Conductor
Belford C. Hendricks Conductor
Art London Vocals
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Charles Gounod Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Percy Faith Arranger
Irving Berlin Composer
José Feliciano Composer
Cyndi Lauper Producer
Kenny G Producer
Charlie Byrd Arranger
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Bobby McFerrin Producer
Mel Powell Arranger
Janis Siegel Arranger
Claude Thornhill Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Mitch Miller Producer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Marty Gold Arranger
Jimmy Wisner Arranger, Producer
Richard Condie Director
Harry Simeone Composer
Randy Brooks Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Tommie Connors Composer
Hal David Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Duke Ellington Producer, Adaptation
Ray Evans Composer
Dennis Farnon Producer
Robert Farnon Arranger
Jim Foglesong Producer
Ian Fraser Arranger
Thomas Frost Producer
Jack Gold Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Tim Hauser Producer
Henri René Producer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Lee Holdridge Arranger
Rick Jarrard Producer
Booker T. Jones Arranger, Producer
Don Law Producer
Goddard Lieberson Producer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Teo Macero Producer
Johnny Mandel Arranger, Producer
Johnny Marks Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Robert Mersey Producer
Marcus Miller Producer
Milton Okun Producer
Henry Onorati Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Doug Petty Producer
Gary Potterton Producer
Jan Pulsford Producer
Joe Reisman Producer
Eddie Sauter Arranger
Axel Stordahl Arranger
Billy Strayhorn Adaptation
Jule Styne Composer
Irving Townsend Producer
Steve Tyrell Producer
Isaac Watts Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
George Wyle Composer
Richard Mohr Producer
Milton DeLugg Composer
John Pfeiffer Producer
Alan Copeland Arranger
Philip Springer Composer
John Reading Composer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Producer
Ralph Blane Composer
Grace Row Producer
Lee Mendelson Composer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Ted Shapiro Composer
George Ratcliffe Woodward Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Glen MacDonough Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Tony Springer Composer
Jester Hairston Composer
Phillips Brooks Composer
Rob Carter Art Direction
Mike Cimicata Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Edward Pola Composer
Oakley Haldeman Composer
Steve Nelson Composer
Richard B. Smith Composer
Steven Epstein Producer
Lewis Redner Composer
Joan Javits Composer
Jay W. Johnson Composer
James Pierpont Composer
Billy Hayes Composer
David Jack Holt Composer
Mike Berniker Producer
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