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Christmas: All-Time Greatest Records
Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Nat King Cole
Christmas: All-Time Greatest Records
Genres: Country, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


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A Must Have Christmas Classic
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great collection! It contains White Christmas (Crosby) and Christmas Song (Cole) in addition to other Christmas classics. These two songs are very difficult to get on the same CD. I have owned the cassette for years and had always hoped I would find the CD. This is a must have for your holiday collection."
Christmastime songs made from peace, nostalgia and love
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas All Time Greatest Records, Volume 1 has 12 classic Christmas songs that remain exquisite to this day. It's no secret that Christmastime music is some of our very best music; this type of music usually has very upbeat sounding melodies and catchy lyrics that make you want to sing along with them practically wherever you are! These songs have been lovingly crafted and performed with a great deal of sensitivity; and that's grand. I also like that this is a budget priced CD; this way as many people as possible can afford to buy it--the price is very reasonable as of the time of this writing.

The album begins with what is one of the very best selling hits of all time, Bing Crosby's charming yet melancholy "White Christmas." "White Christmas" is very nostalgic as Bing sings of life in a simpler time before computers and washing chicken to avoid salmonella poisoning. Bing Crosby was born to sing this song and I've never heard a better rendition of "White Christmas." In addition, Glen Campbell performs "I'll Be Home For Christmas," this is another very sweet and nostalgic number with a very romantic flavor to it. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" was always one of my very favorite Christmas songs; just one listen to Glen doing this song will tell you why I like it so much. Nat "King" Cole handles "The Christmas Song" with panache; Nat never misses a note and the gorgeous piano solo is truly charming. I love it! The musical arrangement also makes good use of the strings; and that's grand.

Just in case you want something from some people who hit the big time a little more recently; you'll get the excellent "Little Saint Nick" by The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys do this one up right--they harmonize very well and the music they play complements their vocals perfectly. In addition, Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady Of Song, does a splendid rendition of "Silent Night." Ella's voice is as clear as a bell and she puts all her heart and soul into singing this classic ballad.

Bing Crosby returns to do a great job on "Do You Hear What I Hear?" "Do You Hear What I Hear?" has a choir to accompany Bing although of course he didn't really need it. However, the choir works well anyway and Bing is front and center--right where he belonged and still belongs! Merle Haggard's "Silver Bells" is very pretty; Merle sings this faultlessly and I love this number. In addition, Dean Martin does "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" without ever missing a note; Dean is one of my very favorite male vocalists of all time--he never let his fans down and this tune is no exception! The CD also ends very nicely with Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters performing a very spirited "Jingle Bells;" this is quite the perfect ending.

Christmas All Time Greatest Records, Volume 1 offers 12 outstanding Christmastime songs; this will be on your CD player an awful lot during the holiday season and perhaps occasionally throughout the year as well! I highly recommend this album for fans of traditional Christmastime music.