Various Artists – Disney’s Christmas Favorites (1979)

FrontCover1Disney’s Christmas Favorites is a 1979 Disneyland Records LP album featuring Disney versions of Christmas songs. The songs are performed by Larry Groce, the Mike Sammes Singers, and the Disneyland Children’s Sing-along Chorus, and the backing instrumentals are by the Golden Strings.

The following tracks have been released as instrumental versions by the Golden Strings on non-Disney Christmas albums: “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Frosty the Snow Man” and “Silent Night.”
The tracks “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells” were used on the 1988 sing-along video Very Merry Christmas Songs.

And this album brings sentimental memories:

Had an old copy of this album from back in the 80’s when my childeren were small. It was their favorite Christman album. Now I am a grandfather and my daughter found our old album and wanted to play it for her 2 year old but it was all scratched up. This purchase resolved the problem……..and brought back plenty of wonderful memories for me. (by Roger Howard)

And in the artwork section you´ll find 7 tracks from the Japanese editon …


Larry Groce –  The Mike Sammes Singers – The Disneyland Children’s Sing-along Chorus – David Seville and the Chipmunks – Ferlin Husky
a bunch of unknown studio musicians


01. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: White Christmas (Berlin) 2.38
02. The Mike Sammes Singers: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks) 2.18
03. Children’s Chorus: We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Traditional) 1.31
04. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: Winter Wonderland /Bernard/Smith) 2.35
05. Children’s Chorus: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (Traditional) 2.04
06. The Mike Sammes Singers: Do You Hear What I Hear? (Baker/Regney) 2.45
07. Larry Groce: O Christmas Tree (Traditional) 2.41
08. Larry Groce: Frosty The Snow Man (Rollins/Nelson) 2.14
09. Children’s Chorus: Jingle Bells (Pierpont) 2.30
10. Larry Groce & Children’s Chorus: Deck The Halls (Traditional/Oliphant) 2.51
11. The Mike Sammes Singers: Little Drummer Boy (Simeone/Davis) 3.23
12. Larry Groce: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Gillespie/Coots) 2.37
13. Larry Groce: Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr/Young) 2.37
2 new songs on the Japanese edition:
14. David Seville and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) (Seville) 1.54
15. Ferlin Husky: I Wish It Could Be Christmas All Year Long (Husky) 2.39