Music

Sunday Sessions – A Bing Crosby Christmas

bing-crosbyThough he might have released a hundred records over his lifetime, probably more in fact, Bing Crosby is still associated with Christmas more than anything else to this very day.  That is not necessarily a bad thing though, for in becoming the voice of Christmas, he has crafted a legacy that not only stands the test of time, but it is one that has brought an incredible amount of joy into the lives of millions of people worldwide.  It was not always as such, but then Irving Berlin would go and write a little song called White Christmas that Bing would sing a few times, most notably in the movie Holiday Inn and it would resonate with listeners so much so, that it would become the biggest selling single of all time.  The rest as they say is history and Crosby would go on to record other holiday favourites like Christmas in Kilarney and Mele Kalikimaka, one of his most upbeat Christmas songs and one that would be made even more famous after having been featured in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  Suffice it to say, there have been many artists before and after Bing Crosby who have put their stamp upon the holiday season, and while many are good or even great, there are none that quite match up.

Tracklist:

White Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
Adeste fideles
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
with The Andrews Sisters – Mele Kalikimaka
with Sonny Burke – Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter
with Victor Young – O Fir Tree Dark
Silver Bells
It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas
and The Music Maids – Happy Holiday
with Peggy Lee – Little Jack Frost, Get Lost
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Christmas Is a-Comin’
That Christmas Feelin’
Faith of Our Fathers
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens – Snow
Christmas In Killarney
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
The First Snowfall
The First Noël
Sleigh Ride in July
O Come ll Ye Faithfull
and The Andrews Sisters – Twelve Days of Christmas
Count Your Blessings
Medley: Deck the Halls / Away in a Manger / Little Town of Bethlehem / The First Noël
and The Andrews Sisters – Poppa Santa Claus

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