Classic Christmas [Sony 3 CD]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sony's three-disc Classic Christmas set collects 40 Christmas favorites from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including Frank Sinatra's "Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," Julie Andrews' "The Secret of Christmas," Tony Bennett's "White Christmas," Mel Tormé's "The Christmas Song," and Gene Autry's "Frosty the Snowman." Other highlights include Burl Ives' "O Little Town of Bethlehem," the Lennon Sisters' "Silent Night," Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper," and Aretha Franklin's "Winter Wonderland." Though there isn't much rhyme or reason governing the sequencing of the collection's tracks, the mood that the artists create is consistent enough to work. Songs by Johnny Mathis, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sony's three-disc Classic Christmas set collects 40 Christmas favorites from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, including Frank Sinatra's "Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," Julie Andrews' "The Secret of Christmas," Tony Bennett's "White Christmas," Mel Tormé's "The Christmas Song," and Gene Autry's "Frosty the Snowman." Other highlights include Burl Ives' "O Little Town of Bethlehem," the Lennon Sisters' "Silent Night," Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper," and Aretha Franklin's "Winter Wonderland." Though there isn't much rhyme or reason governing the sequencing of the collection's tracks, the mood that the artists create is consistent enough to work. Songs by Johnny Mathis, Vikki Carr, Doris Day, and Robert Goulet round out the collection, making this set a solid choice for those who want a nostalgic Christmas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: Sony Cmg Mkt Group
  • UPC: 074647289326
  • Catalog Number: 72893
  • Sales rank: 175,490

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Frank Sinatra (2:37)
  2. 2 The Star Carol - Frank DeVol & His Orchestra (2:55)
  3. 3 Snow - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (2:41)
  4. 4 O Little Town of Bethlehem - Burl Ives (4:04)
  5. 5 O Bambino (One Cold and Blessed Winter) - The New Christy Minstrels (2:18)
  6. 6 Touch Hands on Christmas Morning - Mike Douglas (2:12)
  7. 7 Winter Wonderland - Aretha Franklin (2:14)
  8. 8 Give Me Your Love for Christmas - Johnny Mathis (2:36)
  9. 9 A Marshmallow World - Cherry Sisters (2:39)
  10. 10 Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:59)
  11. 11 You're All I Want for Christmas - Frankie Laine (2:38)
  12. 12 Here Comes Santa Claus - The Ray Conniff Singers (2:24)
  13. 13 The Secret of Christmas - Julie Andrews (3:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 White Christmas - Chris Bennett (2:05)
  2. 2 We Wish You the Merriest - Les Brown & His Band of Renown (2:15)
  3. 3 Silent Night - The Lennon Sisters (2:10)
  4. 4 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd (2:32)
  5. 5 Christmas Bells - Patti Page (2:42)
  6. 6 (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays - Jerry Vale (2:47)
  7. 7 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Buddy Clark (2:21)
  8. 8 Must Be Santa - Mitch Miller (2:42)
  9. 9 Three Wise Men, Wise Men Three - Jim Nabors (2:43)
  10. 10 What Child Is This? - Vikki Carr (2:31)
  11. 11 The Bell That Couldn't Jingle - Bobby Vinton (2:21)
  12. 12 Mary's Little Boy Child - The Brothers Four (3:26)
  13. 13 Sleigh Ride - André Kostelanetz & His Orchestra (2:29)
  14. 14 The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé (3:11)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Frosty the Snowman - Cass County Boys (2:55)
  2. 2 Christmas in Carrick - The Clancy Brothers (1:55)
  3. 3 Christmas Present - Doris Day (2:49)
  4. 4 Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Keely Smith (2:27)
  5. 5 The Jingle Bell Polka - Harold Dickinson (2:36)
  6. 6 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming - Diahann Carroll (1:49)
  7. 7 Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison (2:47)
  8. 8 Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies - Lester Lanin & His Orchestra (2:45)
  9. 9 All Around the Christmas Tree - Sammy Kaye (2:40)
  10. 10 December Time - Robert Goulet (2:44)
  11. 11 Do You Hear What I Hear? - Mahalia Jackson (2:20)
  12. 12 We Need a Little Christmas - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (2:10)
  13. 13 Some Children See Him - Andy Williams (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mercer Ellington Conductor
Norman Luboff Accompaniment
Robert Farnon Conductor
Belford Hendricks Conductor
Frank Hunter Conductor
Marty Paich Conductor
Robert Mersey Conductor
Carl Cotner Conductor
Pat Williams Conductor
Kaye Choir Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Praetorius Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Leroy Anderson Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Les Brown Composer
Mercer Ellington Arranger
Sammy Kaye Composer
Lester Lanin Arranger
Mel Tormé Composer
Glen Moore Composer
Robert Allen Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Remo Capra Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Archie Bleyer Orchestra Director
Lou Bring Orchestra Director
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ted Dale Orchestra Director
Peter DeRose Composer
Robert Farnon Arranger
Belford Hendricks Arranger
Bob Hilliard Composer
Frank Hunter Arranger
Marty Paich Arranger
Robert Mersey Arranger
Carl Sigman Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Axel Stordahl Orchestra Director
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Robert Wells Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Milton DeLugg Composer
Hal Dickinson Composer
Seger Ellis Composer
Joel Zimmerman Art Direction, Cover Photo
Pat Williams Arranger
Joseph Mohr Composer
Noel Regney Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Gloria Shayne Composer
Earl Shuman Composer
Jester Hairston Composer
Phillips Brooks Composer
Leon Carr Composer
Thomas Connor Composer
Jacob J. Gold Composer
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Composer
Wihla Hutson Composer
W. Grieve Composer
Hal Moore Composer
Steve Nelson Composer
Leonard Schroeder Composer
Harry Filler Composer
Alfred S. Burt Composer
Larry Kusik Composer
Lewis Redner Composer
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