A Traditional Christmas

Golden Memories of Christmas Past

A Traditional Christmas

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'Traditional Christmas' is a double CD collection packed to the brim with timeless warmth and cheer, Golden Memories of Christmas Past.

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Price: £ 9.99

Golden Memories of Christmases Past. 2 CD collection. Over 40 tracks providing over 2 hours of festive warmth. All tracks restored and digitally re-mastered

Welcome to a double CD collection packed to the brim with timeless cheer. A unique selection of traditional and contemporary Christmas favourites: enjoy the best of both worlds as a CD of popular Christmas hits of yesteryear - performed by the original artists - accompanies a CD of traditional songs and carols.

Remember how Bing Crosby's White Christmas filled us with dreams of glistening trees and sleigh bells in the snow, how Harry Belafonte's Mary's Boy Child drifted up the stairs as we emptied our stockings, how every year seemed to produce a new Christmas hit to sit alongside such classics as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Winter Wonderland?

Our unique selection of original recordings capture the musical magic of Yuletides past - the days of Dickie Valentine's Christmas Alphabet and David Whitfield's Santo Natale, of Christmas Eve by the fireside and Kings College Choir on the Home Service. Gathered here are the songs we sang and the singers who made Christmas so special back in the 40s and 50s - soaring tenors of the calibre of Richard Tauber and John McCormack, the girl-next-door charm and angelic soprano of Deanna Durbin, the massed voices of Huddersfield Choral Society raising the rafters with For Unto Us A Child I Born.

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Disc 1

1. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

2. Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child

3. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet

4. The Beverley Sisters - Little Donkey

5. The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy

6. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby

7. Perry Como - Winter Wonderland

8. Wally Stott with his Orchestra and Chorus - Christmas Sleigh Bells

9. David Whitfield - Santo Natale

10. The Weavers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

11. Dorothy Squires - Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells

12. Max Bygraves - Jingle Bell Rock

13. Petula Clark - Where Did My Snowman Go?

14. Alma Cogan - Must Be Santa

15. The Andrews Sisters - Christmas Island

16. Russ Conway - Snow Coach

17. The Ames Brothers - Jolly Old St Nicholas

18. Doris Day - Here Comes Santa Claus

19. Bing Crosby - White Christmas

20. Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

21. Frankie Laine - You're All I Want for Christmas

22. Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Disc 2

1. Royal Choral Society, Sir Malcolm Sargent & Arnold Grier - The First Nowell

2. Royal Choral Society, Sir Malcolm Sargent & Arnold Grier - While Shepherds Watched

3. King's College Chapel Choir & Boris Ord - Ding Dong! Merrily On High

4. The Bach Choir, Reginald Jacques & Dr Osborne Peasgood - Good King Wenceslas

5. Richard Tauber - O Most Holy One (O Du Frohliche)

6. Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - Mary Had A Baby Boy, Yes Lord -

8. Deanna Durbin & Charles Previn and his Orchestra - Ave Maria

9. The Celebrity Quartette - Sleep, My Saviour, Sleep

10. Richard Crooks & Clarence Dickinson - O Little Town Of Bethlehem

11. Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent - For Unto us a Child is Born (from 'Messiah')

12. The Comedian Harmonists - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

13. John McCormack & Gerald Moore - See Amid the Winter's Snow

14. Webster Booth, Bertram Harrison & Gerald Moore - The Lord's Prayer

15. Deanna Durbin & Charles Previn and his Orchestra - O Come All Ye Faithfull

16. Elisabeth Schumann & Lawrance Collingwood Orchestra - Maria Wiegenlied (Cradle Song of the Virgin Mary)

17. Webster Booth & Herbert Dawson - The Little Road to Bethlehem

18. Josef Locke & Eric Robinson Orchestra - Star of Bethlehem

19. Elisabeth Schumann & Herbert Dawson - Coventry Carol

20. The Celebrity Quartette - Away in a Manger

21. The Celebrity Quartette - Christians Awake