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Have a Nice Christmas: Holiday Hits of 70's
Various Artists
Have a Nice Christmas: Holiday Hits of 70's
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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Have a Nice Christmas bills itself as capturing the holiday hits of the 1970s, and the collection is more representative than one might think. There's the wholesome, family aspect of the decade represented by--who else?--...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Have a Nice Christmas: Holiday Hits of 70's
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 9/20/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Soft Rock, Oldies, Teen Pop, Vocal Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227178727

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Have a Nice Christmas bills itself as capturing the holiday hits of the 1970s, and the collection is more representative than one might think. There's the wholesome, family aspect of the decade represented by--who else?--the Osmonds. The boys handle "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas" nicely while Donny breaks off to team up with Marie for a song that might not be all that appropriate for a brother and sister to sing together: "Winter Wonderland." Liberace turns his showmanship to snowman-ship with his nimble-fingered "Jingle Bells," while Jim Croce and Glen Campbell cover the "good guy done wrong for the holidays" corner with "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" and "I Believe in Christmas," respectively. The CD even dabbles in glam with Gary Glitter's "Another Rock 'n' Roll Christmas," and Wayne Newton makes a suitably tacky contribution with "Jingle Bell Hustle." And for those for whom the smoke still hasn't cleared, Cheech and Chong make an appearance, as does Martin Mull with his questionable "Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope." --Steve Gdula

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Hi, boys and girls. This is your old friend, Johnny Heering
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 11/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation album features Christmas songs by performers associated with 1970s (although a couple of them were not actually recorded during the '70s). It is very much a mixed bag of good and not-so-good songs. On the good side: "Santa Claus and His Old Lady" by Cheech & Chong, two novelty songs by Martin Mull, "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way" by Jim Croce, "The Christmas Song" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch and "Another Rock 'n' Roll Christmas" by Gary Glitter. The rest of the tracks are pretty mediocre, with the exception of "All I Want To Ask Santa Claus" by Ricky Segall(who?), which is plain awful. And there you have it."