Christmas, a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus, has evolved into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian and pagan traditions into the festivities.
Christmas is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. The corresponding terms in other languages—Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noël in French—all probably denote nativity. The German word Weihnachten denotes “hallowed night.” Since the early 20th century, Christmas has also been a secular family holiday, observed by Christians and non-Christians alike, devoid of Christian elements, and marked by an increasingly elaborate exchange of gifts. In this secular Christmas celebration, a mythical figure named Santa Claus plays the pivotal role.
And I will bring during December a lot of christmas music from all over the world.
And I beginn with a real nice Chritmas sampler from Time Life … with a lot of old fashioned christmas tunes … I guess you´ll know most of them.
And I hope you like it, like me.
01. Bing Crosby: White Christmas (Berlin) 3.04
02. Frank Sinatra: Silent Night (Mohr/GRuber) 3.18
03. Perry Como: Jingle Bells (Pierpont) 3.00
04. Gene Autry: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Marks) 3.13
05. Judy Garland: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin/Blane) 2.39
06. Dick Haymes: Christmas Dreaming (Gordon/Lee) 2.41
07. Doris Day: The Christmas Song (Torme/Wells) 3.16
08. Bing Crosby: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Traditional) 2.19
09. Dinah Shore: O Little Town Of Betlehem (Redner) 2.10
10. Frank Sinatra: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) (Traditional) 2.39
11. The Andrews Sisters: Christmas Island (Moraine) 2.39
12. Nelson Eddy: The First Noel (Traditional) 1.49
13. Vera Lynn: The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (Corner/Carr/Leach) 2.54
14. Vaughn Monroe: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Cahn/Styne) 3.13
15. Judy Garland: Merry Christmas (Spielman/Torre) 2.46
16. Gene Autry: Here Comes Santa Claus (Autry/Haldeman) 2.33
17. Perry Como: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Kent/Ram/Gannon) 2.56
18. Frank Sinatra: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Gillespie/Coots) 2.35
19. Mel Tormé: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Loesser) 3.01
20. Bing Crosby: Let’s Start The New Year Right (Berlin) 2.37
This is just a sampler, full with 20 old and classic christmas songs, performed by many stars in the easy listening style.
You can hear singers like Don McLean, David Bowie, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Perry Como and Al Green.
“This is my most favourite christmas album ever-I had to order a second copy as the first had a scratch on. I listen to it all the time. Not your average Christmas album!”(by miss r aughton)
“Great to listen to while wrapping presents” (by Zoe Bell)
And I guess, I will play this album (amongst others) on December 24, 2016 … Enjoy this romantic and sentimental sampler.
01. Andy Williams: Most Wonderful Time Of Year (2001) (Pola/Wyle) 2.34
02. Nat King Cole: Christmas Song (1963) (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Tormé/Wells) 3.14
03. Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby (1953) (Javits/Springer) 3.26
04. Dean Martin: Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow (1965) (Cahn/Styne) 1.58
05. Judy Garland: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (1944) (Martin/Blane) 2.45
06. Harry Belafonte: Mary’s Boy Child (1957) (Hairston) 2.59
07. Bing Crosby: White Christmas (1954) (Berlin) 3.04
08. Al Green: Silent Night (1963) (Gruber/Mohr) 3.19
09. Crystal Gayle: Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer (1996) (Marks) 2.57
10. Anne Murray: Snowbird (1978) (MacLellan) 2.11
11. Don McLean: Winter Wonderland (1991) (Bernard/Smith) 2.54
12. Charles Brown: Please Come Home For Christmas (Christmas Finds Me Oh So Sad) (1961) (Brown/Redd) 3.18
13. Doris Day: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1964) (Gannon/Kent/Ram) 2.27
14. Andy Williams: Sleigh Ride (live) (2001) (Anderson) 2.22
15. Crystal Gayle: Silver Bells (1996) (Livingston/Evans) 4.09
16. Don McLean: Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1991) (Coots/Gillespie) 3.06
17. Perry Como: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1959)(Traditional) 2.56
18. Al Green: What Christmas Means To Me (1963) (Story/Gaye/ Gordy) 3.44
19. Bing Crosby + David Bowie: Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (1977) (Fraser/Grossman/Alan Kohan/Simeone/Davis/Onorati) 2.38
20. Michael Ball: Happy New Year (1999) (Andersson/Ulvaeus) 4.18