Friday, December 1, 2017

Hooray for Christmas! (1971)

Let's get this party started:
  • "We Need a Little Christmas," Percy Faith Orchestra and Chorus
  • "The Christmas Song," Carol Burnett
  • "Winter Wonderland," Tony Bennett
  • "Love's What You're Getting for Christmas," Bobby Sherman
  • "The Christmas Waltz," The Lennon Sisters
  • "Deck the Halls," Danny Kaye
  • "Joy to the World," The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Barbra Streisand
  • "Go Tell it on the Mountain," Jim Nabors
  • "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Lena Horne
  • "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," The Philadelphia Orchestra and Temple University Concert Choir
  • "Sleigh Ride," Andy Williams
  • "Silver Bells," Johnny Mathis
  • "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," Ray Conniff Singers


  1. This is the 11th-annual Christmas record that Goodyear put out--and first to not be marketed as "The Great Songs of Christmas."

  2. I like a lot of most any kind of Christmas music, but I think my favorite is instrumental, followed by a lot of voices singing together, folowed by fewer voices singing together, followed by a single vocalist.

  3. I think a lot of people really beat themselves up around this time of year for not being sufficiently jolly, and I think I've been guilty in some instances for encouraging them to do that to themselves. I try a little harder now not to, but I know I still do it.

    Well, in this line of thinking, I've always really, really liked the song "We Need a Little Christmas," and I especially love the early line in it, "before my spirit falls again." It's great when we confess stuff like that to ourselves.