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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I love the Christmas sound of music. I'm particularly fond of classical Christmas Music, though I also like the easy Christmas sounds of Andy Williams, Carpenters, Harry Connick, Manilow and so on. I'm always on the lookout for more, so what's yours? This is my favourite CD...


 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The first one I listen to every year.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Die Hard.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I don't have this, but it seems appropriate to acknowledge it, given Nabors' passing. I've heard some of the tracks on various Columbia/CBS compilation recordings that I own.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Always have, and always will be The Carpenters Xmas albums. Karen had the voice of an angel and Richard was one heck of an orchestrator.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Somewhat earlier than usual, we've started playing some of our Christmas albums, my better-half choosing non-English choral works (from a lovely collection I purchased last year).

As for nominating a single CD ... that's difficult as, for me, my favourites are isolated songs from different artists and whilst there are many compilations available - I've purchased quite a few over the years - each and all contain numerous less than welcome songs.

Hence, whilst I have other favourite festive songs, as a single album (CD) ... I'd choose Frank Sinatra's classic, superlative 1957 release The Sinatra Christmas Album, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, accompanied by the Ralph Brewster Singers.

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I like lots of Christmas music, but in the last few years, it's been A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records, produced by Phil Spector. Although I can't stand Spector as a person, I have to admit, it's a great little 35 minute record...

And of course, being me, I also like The Beatles' Christmas Album, which isn't songs, but a collection of weird and wacky holiday messages recorded and sent to their Fan Club members between 1963 and 1969. The seven messages were then collected on an LP in 1970 when the group broke up (but the Fan Club was still active)....

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I don't have a single Christmas CD. It's enough listening to the radio in December. Lots of stuff there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Hence, whilst I have other favourite festive songs, as a single album (CD) ... I'd choose Frank Sinatra's classic, superlative 1957 release The Sinatra Christmas Album, arranged and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, accompanied by the Ralph Brewster Singers.

I'd imagine that Sinatra album would be a favourite for a lot of us here. Incidentally a 'new' Sinatra "Ultimate Christmas" CD has been released here in the UK, so they are flogging that particular horse to death.

Another CD I enjoy is "The Three Tenors Christmas", which was released some years ago now. Sounds pretty festive and nice arrangements.

This CD has also been around for years now, released a few times with different covers but worth having. It's always available fairly cheap. Some good performances and it sounds surprisingly fresh...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is another fave... smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is another fave... smile

+1. I kept the 2006 "defective" album and also got the corrected version last year.

I'm also quite fond of the A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra album.

Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas is another one I enjoy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Oh, love June (Kentonian) and Jo!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Burl Ives performing Christmas songs are irresistible.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Aside from the number of compilation CD's that I have, featuring many of the standard culprits, I do love that Phil Spector compilation mentioned above.
I've just received a Wyndham Hill Chrimbo CD in the post (with Snuffy Walden on one of the tracks), but I haven't spun it yet.
Film score-wise, regular favourites are EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Danny Elfman), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Alan Silvestri), the HOME ALONE scores (God) and ones by Bruce Broughton and other composer dudes.

 
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