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« on: December 09, 2018, 08:17:11 PM »

Hi -- this my first new thread ever -- anyway, since we are in the midst of the holiday season, I was wondering what folks' favorite non-BBs Christmas albums are. I guess I'm asking here, because well, my opinion is, if you're a BB/BW fan, you likely have good taste in music all around, and I wouldn't mind expanding my collection with some outtasight Christmas recommendations.

Just for the record, here are my top three:

1. Johnny Mathis "Merry Christmas"
2. Bing Crosby "White Christmas"
3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra "The Lost Christmas Eve"

Thanks in advance for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 08:40:38 PM »

Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - That Holiday Feeling!
The Carpenters - Christmas Portrait
Spike Jones Presents A Xmas Spectacular

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 08:48:46 PM »

Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - That Holiday Feeling!
The Carpenters - Christmas Portrait
Spike Jones Presents A Xmas Spectacular

Enjoy!

Thanks for the recs! I actually heard some Carpenters' Christmas music recently and was blown away by how pretty it was. I will definitely check these out.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 08:03:17 AM »

Well, Elvis' first Christmas album is great and a classic (the second one is ok, but not great). Also Phil Spector's "A Christmas git for you" and "In the Christmas spirit" by Booker T & The MG's. Then there's of course "The Dean Martin Christmas album". The Everly Brothers' album would be pretty good if the recording was better, but as it is unfortunately it falls short imo. Johnny Cash recorded a couple of Christmas albums that were not too bad. His last one, "Country Christmas" from 1993, features the classic holiday songs while his first one features original material IIRC.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:51:22 AM »

Well, Elvis' first Christmas album is great and a classic (the second one is ok, but not great).

When I was first getting into Elvis it was recommended that I pick up Christmas Peace. Since then, it's probably my most listened to Christmas album. There are only a few songs/albums that I've come to listen to every year - without exception. Christmas Peace is one of those.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:03:18 AM »

Well, Elvis' first Christmas album is great and a classic (the second one is ok, but not great).

When I was first getting into Elvis it was recommended that I pick up Christmas Peace. Since then, it's probably my most listened to Christmas album. There are only a few songs/albums that I've come to listen to every year - without exception. Christmas Peace is one of those.


I just had a look on the tracklist. Certainly a very good compilation for Christmas. It features both albums (though the first one not in correct running order) and a second disc with some of his gospel recordings throughout his career. Really nice.
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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:17:34 AM »

Aside from the BBs and Phil Spector albums, and I can't leave out A Charlie Brown Christmas either, my top Christmas records are:

1. Johnny Mathis
2. She & Him
3. Brian Setzer

My LEAST favorite is Barbra Streisand. Her "Jingle Bells" gives me the fits.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 03:27:39 PM »

Micheal Buble
Bing Crosby
Charlie Brown

And there are several albums of traditional Christmas carols that are my favorites. I prefer those over contemporary pop Christmas songs.
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 07:17:46 PM »

RangeRover - kudos for liking both the Carpenters and Spike Jones Christmas albums!  You have excellent taste, aside from your dislike for "When Girls Get Together"!  LOL!!!
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 07:20:45 PM »

Muppets and John Denver did a great Christmas album, including "Little St. Nick"!

The Kingston Trio had a great one as well.

And Sinatra is always tremendous, you can't go wrong with that voice...
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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 07:21:51 PM »

Ringo - I Wanna Be Santa Claus.
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 08:15:59 PM »

Wow, thanks everyone!  Cheesy The ones from your selections that seem to pique my interest most are Elvis, Phil Spector, and John Denver. Another one I enjoy that I forgot to mention is "Christmas with Mario Lanza."
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