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Time-Life Music: Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Memories
Various Artists
Time-Life Music: Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Memories
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2

Even though it includes some of the same songs, this isn't the Time-Life Christmas collection advertised annually on TV. It's actually a budget version of that anthology, and not a bad deal at all. Some may argue it's miss...  more »

     
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Time-Life Music: Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Memories
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Time Life Records
Release Date: 9/17/2002
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 610583064322

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Even though it includes some of the same songs, this isn't the Time-Life Christmas collection advertised annually on TV. It's actually a budget version of that anthology, and not a bad deal at all. Some may argue it's missing the two Elvis Presley tracks found on the three-CD TV version. Others will contend that any self-respecting Christmas music aficionado probably already owns (or should own) Elvis's wonderful '57 Christmas Album. What's attractive about this one is it gathers a lot of classic singular performances in one place--a tad too much Bing Crosby, perhaps, but also the original hit versions of "Jingle Bell Rock," Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby," Burl Ives's "Holly Jolly Christmas," and the Drifters' "White Christmas" (the blueprint for Elvis's version). This is a terrific cross section of seasonal sounds. --Bill Holdship

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Reviewed on 1/7/2010...
loved that these were the old time classics

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Classic Christmas
Rocky Raccoon | Boise, ID | 11/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas music lovers, you've found your collection. Much like the excellence of 'Ultimate Christmas,' Time-Life's 'Treasury of Christmas' should be a vintage favorite. Popular songs by Perry Como, Gene Autry, Andy Williams, and Judy Garland provide a goldmine of heartwarming holiday favorites. Some may find the collection to contain too much Bing, but I personally think that's an asset--rather than a liability. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is a magnificent gem. Bing's voice soars to the star with spare but excellent accompaniment that provides an excellent alternative to the perennial "White Christmas". The highlights are essential: Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," Burl Ives "Holly Jolly Christmas," Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Beach Boys "Little Saint Nick," and the original favorite version of "Jingle Bell Rock" all assemble a thoughtful, vintage stocking stuffer for any C.D. collection. The lesser songs are all as mellow and accomodating as a roaring fire and a cup of egg nog or hot buttered rum. If you go no further, and want just one Christmas album, this is the one to get. Unless you like a mixture of the progressive and the traditional, then 'Ultimate Christmas' is the C.D. to buy. Then, again, most people would do well to have both. I have no regrets."
The Only Christmas CD You Need
Chris Wilder | Denton, TX United States | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has the versions of the songs performed by the people who made them famous. This is a classic at our house during the holidays."