Susan B. (Suzannebooks) from FORT WORTH, TX Reviewed on 10/6/2009...
This is a great collection of the classic christmas songs.. love my copy of this!!
Let the buyer beware!
(2 out of 5 stars)
"... this version of the 2-CD "Time-Life Treasury of Christmas" (which contains only 24 songs) is, by far, NOT the 2-CD version sold on television by Time-Life Music (which, in turn, contains 45 songs). Of these 45 songs on the second set, only 7 are featured on the first set, namely: "Home for the Holidays" by Perry Como; "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby; "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry; "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by Roger Whittaker; "Mary's Boy Child" by Harry Belafonte; "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee; and "The Little Drummer Boy" by the Harry Simeone Chorale. That's it.If you want to know the other 38 songs featured in the "As Shown on TV" version of "The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas", I recommend you log on to ... for a complete listing of songs. Only then, depending on the songs and artists you like most, can you make a wise decision on which specific 2-CD set you will want to purchase."
I'd Give it 2.5 if I Could..but
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The songs here are lovely and are sure to invoke childhood memories and the holiday spirit, however, despite having the same picture on the front, this is NOT the same Time-Life Christmas CD set you've seen advertised on TV. THAT set you can order directly from Time-Life...and it contains over twice as much music and the songs are performed by differnt classic performers. Considering what you get, I'll spend a little extra and order it there. I'm sure this CD set will please, but I think it's deceptive that Time-Life is marketing this with the same name and cover given the significant differences between the two sets."
What a Rip-Off
Robert J. Rohner | West Liberty, IA United States | 11/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have the original Time Life Treasury of Christmas Set. Same Cover ect. Unfortunately I scratched Disc B and wanted to replace it. The original set had 22 songs on disc A and 23 on disc B. All great classics. Now Time-Life is trying to sell half the music for twice the price. Forget it. What's here just isn't worth the money."
All Together Now...........
Elisabeth | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this CD, and I swear I had it at my house as a child......but then that is impossible. What I remember is all of these great songs on stacks of old vinyl records that we played every Christmas, as we sat around drinking hot cocoa. I was SO glad to see all of them in one collection (two CD's), and snatched it up immediately. I am going to buy several more for gifts. It is funny how the sound of familiar voices doing familiar Holiday tunes, bring back so many great memories. A definite MUST HAVE for any Christmas CD collection!!!!!"