Various Artists, 100 Classic Christmas Songs


by  Steve Sedwick

The first thing that struck me when I saw this album recommended for me was that it was going to be another of the classical music series that Amazon offers. Imagine my surprise when I saw the track listing when I came to the product page. If you like Christmas music with a more traditional sound, you should like this collection.

Sure there are many songs that you probably have in your collection already. Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”. Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”. Nat King Coles “The Christmas Song”. But this collection contains many tracks that you may not have like “Jingle Bells” by the legend Les Paul or Ella Fitzgerald singing “Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney”. There are even some songs that I am totally unfamiliar with like “Come Home For Christmas” by The Platters or Kay Starr singing “The Man With The Bag”.

The next thing I was curious about when I went through the song list was that some of the artists names or songs were misspelled. When I see that I also think that the quality of the recordings may also be sub-par. But the ones I have listened to so far seem to be the original recordings with very good sound quality. The one exception which seems to come from a radio show is “Look Out The Window” by the Mellomen.

While some of the songs are duplicated titles, the number of choices on this mp3 download make this point almost moot. If you are having a gathering this Christmas season or for fine background Christmas music, this is an unbeatable deal especially at the price I paid on 11/21/11 of $5.99.

Here’s hoping that this label Music Products will also release some other albums in the future. The classical music series of many tracks are fine, but there are many other genres that could use this treatment.

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