FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols
Dec. 21 – The Fireside Singers – A Holly Jolly Christmas (1977)
I’m a sap for happy choirs and sappy strings, so I’m a total sucker for The Fireside Singers. I have a Reader’s Digest box set of LP’s from the late seventies that includes this track.
I think this was at pretty close to the tail end of the Easy Listening/Beautiful Music enterprise. You don’t find too much music like this released at that point.
But I’m glad they released it, ‘cause it’s just powder puff of syrupy Christmas joy!
Here’s the track listing so far (links are to purchase MP3 at Amazon):
- Deck The Halls – The Music City Brass
- Christmas Candy – Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
- Ebenezer Scrooge – Teresa Brewer
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – John Klein
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Joanie Sommers
- Frosty the Snowman – Esquivel and His Orchestra
- The Christmas Song – Judy Garland and Mel Torme
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Hollyridge Strings
- Mister Santa – Dorothy Collins
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – The Three Suns
- Sleigh Ride – Ira Ironstrings
- Twelve Days of Christmas – Kenny Burrell
- Winter Wonderland – Johnny Tillotson
- Christmas Spirit – The Four Lads
- You Don’t Have to Be a Santa Claus – The Mill Brothers
- A Pocketful of Mistletoe – Sonny James
- Vive Le Vent (Jingle Bells) – Dalida
- Christmas Day is Coming – Los Blue Diamonds
- The Holiday of Love – The King Family
- The Little Drummer Boy – The Soulful Strings
- A Holly Jolly Christmas – The Fireside Singers
Here’s the link to the whole mix: FaLaLaLaLa 2012 ADVENTure in Carols
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