Readers Digest Christmas Album "Christmas Through the Years"

Readers Digest "Christmas through the Years" Produced by RCA records, catalog #RDA 143a released 1984.
Features recordings from the 1940s with Perry Como, Glenn Miller, and Bing Crosby to the modern pop era with Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison and the Lettermen.

Track Listing.

LP #1, side A. “Christmas Favorites Forever”
1- Sleigh Ride - Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops. *
2- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Perry Como.
3- The Little Drummer Boy - The Harry Simeone Chorale. 1
4- Christmas Eve in My Home Town - Kate Smith.
5- Silver Bells - Perry Como.
6 - Silent Night - Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers and Orchestra under the direction of John Scott Trotter. 1 *

LP #1, side B. ”Christmas Favorites Forever “
1- (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays - Perry Como. *
2- White Christmas - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra/Clyde Rogers, Vocal. *
3-Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  - Vaughn Monroe. *
4- The Christmas song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Perry Como.
5- Jolly Old St. Nicholas - The Ames Brothers with Orchestra directed by Marty Manning. *
6-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Bing Crosby with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 1 *

LP #2, side A. “Chrismas in the '50s”
1- Mary's Little Boy Child - Harry Belafonte
2- Carol of the Bells - The Harry Simeone Chorale. 1
3- Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music. 1
4-Christmas in Killarney - Dennis Day.
5- A Family Christmas - Gary, Lindsay and Bing Crosby with the Jeff Alexander Chorus and  John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 1
6- Frosty the Snow Man - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians/ Kenny Gardner and The Lombardo Trio, vocal. 1

LP #2, side B “Chrismas in the '50s”   
1- A Marshmallow World - Bing Crosby with The Lee Gordon Singers and Sonny Burke and His Orchestra. 1
2-Here Comes Santa Claus - Eddie Fisher.
3- It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas - Perry Como and The Fontaine Sisters.
4- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Spike Jones and His City Slickers/George Rock, vocal.
5- Jingle-Bell Rock Bobby Helms. 1
6- Nuttin' for Christmas - Stan Freberg. 2

LP #3, side A “Christmas in the '60s, '70s and '80s”
1- O Holy Night - The Lettermen. 2
2- I Wish it Could Be Christmas Forever - Perry Como.
3- Medley: Deck the Halls/ Joy to the World/ It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - Kate Smith.
4- Away in a Manger - Ed Ames.
5- Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bing Crosby. 2

LP #3, side B “Christmas in the '60s, '70s and '80s”   
1- Christmas Waltz - The Lettermen. 2
2- An Old Christmas Card - Jim Reeves.
3 - Christmas Is - The Fireside Singers.
4- Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison. 3
5- Jingle Bells - The Singing Dogs.
6- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee. 1
7-  Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano.

LP #4, side A “Chrismas in the '40s”
1- Adeste Fideles - Bing Crosby. 1
2- O Little Town of Bethlehem - Dick Haymes and The Song Spinners Choir with Jesse Crawford at the Organ. 1
3- Blue Christmas - Russ Morgan and His Orchestra/ Russ Morgan and The Modernaires, Vocal. 1
4- Winter Wonderland - Perry Como.
5- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians with Glee Club and Orchestra/
    Teen Trio with Gordon Goodman and Jack Best, Soloists.

LP #4, side B “Chrismas in the '40s”
1- I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra. 1
2- Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year) Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra. 1
3- Jingle Bells - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
4- (All I Want for Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth -  Spike Jones and His City Slickers.
5- The Merry Christmas Polka - Freddy Martin and His Orchestra.
6- I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson with The John Duffy Trio. 2

LP #5, side A "Beloved Carols"  
1 - Here We Come A-Caroling (The Wassail Song).
2 - What Child is This?
3 -Angels fom the Realms of Glory.
4- O Christmas Tree.
5 - I Saw Three Ships.
6 -The Holly and the Ivy.
7- O Sanctissima.
8- We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The John McCarthy Chorale.

LP #5, side B "Beloved Carols"
1 - Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
2 -We Three Kings of Orient Are.
3 -The Twelve Days of Christmas.
4- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.
5-Angels We Have Heard on High.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus / Peter Knight, Conductor.

Notes. 1- Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. 2- Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. 3- Courtesy of Monument Record Corp.
*- Electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo.

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