Anita M. from LAGUNA BEACH, CA Reviewed on 12/16/2006...
A great oldie album from a great singer of Christmas favorites
HELEN T. (A-PLUS-SWAP-99) from SHARON, MA Reviewed on 10/19/2006...
LIKE NEW CD. BING CROSBY XMAS. WHITE CHRISTMAS.
Bing was unquestionably the king of Christmas music
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are plenty of Christmas CDs by Bing Crosby that you could get, most of them are at least as good if not slightly better than this one. However, one very good thing about this CD is that it provides Bing Crosby in very good voice singing Christmas standards at an excellent price. These recordings were from old radio shows, and, while that means that there is a mild radio hiss in the background. I personally think that this adds a little magic and character to the CD. If you agree and are on a somewhat limited budget, then you should definitely think about adding this Crosby classic to your Christmas collection."
One of my favorite Christmas albums
Netopiasgal | East Coast USA | 12/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD because it is an old radio broadcast. This CD will take you back in time to the days before tv specials. This is also one of my family's favorite Christmas CDs and we own almost 3 dozen different Christmas CDs. Sing along as he encourages you to "sing in the family key" and "throw your head back and sing". Its a great CD for any Christmas collection!"
An old-fashioned classic!
thirdsunrise | Texas | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bing Crosby had a lovely voice, and he sang wonderful songs on the radio. This collection includes snippets of radio dialogue and bouncy 1940s-style arrangements. These are pre-Frosty and Grinch -- we're talking old-school. Both of my grandmas enjoyed listening to it in the car with me. The elder one is in her 90s and doesn't say much, but she did perk up a bit to say what pretty music was on. Definitely worth the money!"
B.R. | Modesto, CA United States | 12/20/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you want a great Bing Crosby Christmas CD purchase the White Christmas CD that shows him on the cover wearing a Santa hat. There you will find all the old favorites including some duets with the Andrew Sisters. This CD is a radio broadcast. It's choppy and doesn't flow like the other one. Some of the renditions are different also. I was very disappointed and wished I had been able to hear it prior to buying it."
Don't fall for the lie, but give it a try!!!
Bob Wible | Grundy, VA | 05/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are so many things this cd could have been named- something like "Crosby's Radio Christmas" perhaps. Instead the company resorts to trickery by trying to make you think you're buying an inexpensive copy of Bing Crosby's White Christmas- the well known album featuring Bing on the cover in a Santa Hat. You're not. Shame on these guys, and from the looks of the reviews, people are getting fooled. Now, that said, the cd is pretty good! It's nice to hear something other than the same studio versions. This is worth having. The sound quality is what you would expect from 1940's radio, but the content is warm, nostalgic, and VERY enjoyable. I just wish they hadn't tried to trick me. Even though it seems to be supporting their dirty trick, I recommend this cd. It's a nice collection, and not skimpy- which is rare for bargain Christmas cds. Give it a try, but don't believe the lie!"