(2009) Christmas Classics

Various Artists

... read moreA brief, ten-song holiday sampler of holiday recordings whose copyrights are controlled by Universal Music, this little collection does indeed have some Christmas classics, including Burl Ives’ versions of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the...

02:26′:27″ 50 Songs

Disk 1

1
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Once In Royal David's City
2:11
2
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Advent Responsory
3:51
3
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O Little Town Of Bethlehem
2:29
4
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The First Nowell
5:00
5
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The Holly And The Ivy
2:56
6
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2:55
7
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Away In A Manger
2:35
8
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We Three Kings
2:45
9
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Deck The Halls
1:41
10
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I Saw Three Ships
2:01
11
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While Shepherds Watched
2:44
12
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In The Bleak Mid Winter
4:10
13
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In Dulci Jubilo
3:21
14
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The Coventry Carol
2:28
15
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Unto Us Is Born A Son
2:03
16
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On Christmas Night (The Sussex Carol)
1:48
17
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Silent Night
2:00
18
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3:07
19
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The Angel Gabriel
2:26
20
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It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
3:01
21
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Rocking
3:37
22
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Here Is The Little Door
3:30
23
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A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28: Iii. There Is No Rose
2:42
24
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A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28: Ivb. Balulalow
1:27
25
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A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28: Vi. This Little Babe
1:25
26
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A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28: Viii. In Freezing Winter Night
3:58

Disk 2

1
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Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
1:51
2
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: No. 2, March
2:24
3
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: No. 12, Divertissement: Dance Of The Flutes
2:34
4
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: No. 13, Waltz Of The Flowers
6:48
5
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: No. 14, Variation Ii - Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
2:15
6
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Messiah, Hwv 56: Pastoral Symphony
1:14
7
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Messiah, Hwv 56: Pt. 2, Scene 7: Hallelujah Chorus
3:39
8
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German Dances, K.605: Sleigh Ride, No. 3
2:39
9
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Concerto Grosso No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" In G Minor, Op. 6 Iii. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
3:47
10
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A Carol Symphony: O Come, All Ye Faithful (First Movement)
4:59
11
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Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Iv. Troika
2:46
12
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Carol Of The Bells
1:13
13
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Walking In The Air
3:30
14
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O Holy Night
3:52
15
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White Christmas
2:48
16
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Winter Wonderland
2:57
17
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Jingle Bells
3:09
18
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Sleigh Ride
2:59
19
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
1:43
20
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
2:38
21
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A Christmas Festival
8:37
22
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Ding Dong! Merrily On High
1:46
23
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
1:22
24
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
2:46
Released 09 November 2009, This compilation ℗ 2008 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Review

A brief, ten-song holiday sampler of holiday recordings whose copyrights are controlled by Universal Music, this little collection does indeed have some Christmas classics, including Burl Ives’ versions of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and Spike Jones’ oddly satisfying “All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth),” among others. It makes for a nice set for a Christmas party, although it is on the short side. ~ Steve Leggett