A Merry 1940's Christmas
by Various Artists

A Merry 1940's Christmas
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  • Released: December 15, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice


  • 1.A Merry American Christmas - Kate Smith
  • 2.When You Trim Your Christmas Tree - Les Brown & His Orchestra
  • 3.Here Comes Santa (Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry
  • 4.Medley - Richard Keys Biggs
  • 5.Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year) - Frank Sinatra
  • 6.Little Jack Frost Get Lost - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
  • 7.Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
  • 8.Baby, It's Cold Outside - Pearl Bailey / Hot Lips Page
  • 9.White Christmas - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
  • 10.Ol' Saint Nicholas - Doris Day
  • 11.Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) - The Lyn Murray Singers
  • 12.Winter Wonderland - Buddy Clark
  • 13.I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
  • 14.All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - Mary Kaye
  • 15.Ave Maria - The Hour Of Charm All Girl Orchestra
  • 16.The Merry Christmas Polka - Dinah Shore
  • 17.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
  • 18.Winter Weather - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra / Art Lund / Peggy Lee
  • 19.Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
  • 20.I'll Be Home For Christmas - Jerry Wayne
  • 21.The Skaters (Les Patineurs) - Al Goodman & His Orchestra
  • 22.The Jingle Bell Polka - The Modernaires
  • 23.The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Les Brown & His Orchestra / Doris Day
  • 24.Let It Snow!, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  • 25.Auld Lang Syne - Tommy Tucker Time
  • 26.What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

Product Description:

Collectors' Choice Music will definitely get something good in their stockings thanks to this compilation of classic Christmas melodies circa the 1940s. More than two-dozen vintage seasonal songs are gathered on 2004's A Merry 1940s Christmas, many made available for the first time on compact disc. The ageless nature of these entries has ensured that most have been passed from generation to generation. Titles such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Jerry Wayne), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Frank Sinatra), "Winter Wonderland" (Buddy Clark), "White Christmas" (Charlie Spivak), and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Gene Autry) will be familiar to kids of all ages. Conversely, "Merry American Christmas" (Kate Smith), "Jingle Bell Polka" (Modernaires), "Ol' Saint Nicholas" (Doris Day), "Little Jack Frost Get Lost" (Frankie Carle), and "When You Trim Your Christmas Tree" (Les Brown) might be best remembered by those who lived through the World War II era. While primarily a secular anthology, there are a few notable sacred selections, including a medley of "The First Noel" with "Angels from the Realms of Glory" (Richard Keys Biggs), as well as "Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)" (Lyn Murray Singers) and "Ave Maria" (Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra and Choir). The sound quality is striking in its richness, especially as these recordings are over a half century old, making A Merry 1940s Christmas recommended for all interested parties. ~ Lindsay Planer

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