- Released: July 1, 2010
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
- 2.My Favorite Things
- 3.Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- 4.The Bells of St. Mary's
- 5.Christmas Present
- 6.Winter Wonderland
- 7.The First Noel
- 8.O Come All Ye Faithful
- 9.Sleigh Ride
- 10.Silver Bells
- 11.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- 12.Christmas Bells
- 13.Silent Night
- 14.White Christmas
- 15.Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season
Personnel includes: Andy Williams (vocals); Johnny Mandel, Robert Mersey, George Wyle, Marty Paich (conductor).
Compilation producer: Didier C. Deutsch.
Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.
Audio Remixer: Chris Herles.
Liner Note Author: Didier C. Deutsch.
Recording information: 09/09/1963-08/07/1974.
Christmas records have been packaged with special melodies that have come to represent the wonder of the season for generations. In this PERSONAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, Andy Williams performs 15 annual gems with an utterly devout conviction, giving "The Christmas Song" spirituality amidst the pure harmonies. His version of "My Favorite Things" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC concisely expresses the joyousness of long winter nights and the anticipation of splendid gifts.
Williams outdoes himself on "Winter Wonderland," releasing felicitous passion as he lets out a temperate scat to finish the song. Few popular crooners can give such a natural and reverent rendition of "O Come All Ye Faithful." The CHRISTMAS COLLECTION is a testament to Andy Williams' tonal fidelity as well as his near-sacred sincerity.