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The Christmas Guest: Stories and Songs of Christmas
Andy Griffith
The Christmas Guest: Stories and Songs of Christmas
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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All Artists: Andy Griffith
Title: The Christmas Guest: Stories and Songs of Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sparrow
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 9/30/2003
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724385181528, 724385181559

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Great Christmas CD!
Isaac Laughhunn | Victoria TX | 10/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Andy Griffith not only sings songs on this CD, but tells a few stories, all with a Christmas theme. The stories are told in a very engaging, expressive way, even though Andy doesn't sound exactly the same as he did in the late 50s and 60s telling his country stories, but that's to be expected. This CD is very well put together, with a nice booklet and pictures. He sings all selections on this album very well, very similar to the "I Love to Tell the Story" and "Just As I Am" albums a few years before. I also like this CD because it has a Christmas theme, which Andy Griffith hasn't done before."
An absolute joy.
That Chatty Gal | 01/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Andy's sincerity and strength of character come through in the words and music so strongly that you'd swear you're sitting in the living room listening to him tell these stories and sing these songs just for you. It's really wonderful. My eyes well up with happy tears everytime I listen to his artful telling of The Juggler, The Christmas Guest and Belleau Wood. From the selection of the songs and stories, to their telling, it's clear Andy is a spiritual, gentle soul with real compassion for his fellow man. I love each and every song and story and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite among them. If you want to find the spirit of Christmas and goodness again, listen to this album. I'm so glad that Andy got together with Marty Stuart (producer) and Billy Ray Hearn (Exec Producer) to create this wonderful and deeply touching collection of songs and stories. (Thank heaven's Marty made a case for Andy to be able to do the Juggler on this album!!) If you're like me, you won't put it away when Christmas is over, you'll keep on playing it and picking up something new every time you hear it. It will be a CD I keep playing year after year for certain. Now I need to search for more of Andy's other recordings."
I can't recommend it enough!
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this wonderful CD, acting legend and singer Andy Griffith (b.1926) sings a selection of great spiritual Christmas songs, some old and some new (well, at least I don't recognize them). Few know that Mr. Griffith's first career choice had been to be an opera singer, and that he graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in music. Deeply religious, he had originally enrolled as a pre-divinity student, and though he switched over to drama, he never completely lost that first love.

This CD contains twelve great Christmas songs, sung in Mr. Griffith's distinctive voice. The Christmas Guest is terribly moving, sure to bring a lump to your throat, while Barnaby The Juggler will give you great food for thought. I love all of the tracks on this great CD, and find that they get better with each listening! I love this CD and can't recommend it enough. Get this CD for Christmas - get it for the entire year!"