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It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas [Double CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Chrome Dreams Music
  • ASIN: B003Z9Q5AW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,692 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Making Believe It's Christmas EveMary Martin 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Cooly YuleLouis Armstrong 2:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Lawrence Welk 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. SleighrideLloyd Glenn 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Santa's On His WayBob Wills & His Texas Playboys 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rockin' Santa ClausThe Moods 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rock N RudolphThe Uniques 1:450.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Nuttin' For ChristmasDolly Nunn 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ol' FatsoAugie Rios 2:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rockin "J" BellsLittle Bobby Rey & His Band 2:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Twistin' BellsSanto & Johnny 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Santa And The Satellite (Part 1)Buchanan & Goodman 1:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Santa And The Satellite (Part 2)Buchanan & Goodman 1:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Merry Christmas To AllAl Dexter And His Troopers 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sleigh Bell RockThree Aces & A Joker 1:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. North Pole RockCathy Sharpe 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Hey Santa ClausThe Moonglows 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Santa Claus Meets The Purple People EaterSheb Wooley 2:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Jingle Bells BoogieJohnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Christmas In JailThe Youngsters 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Santa Brought Me Choo Choo Trains (But Daddy's Having Fun)Spike Jones & His City Slickers 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Christmas BoogieThe Davis Sisters 2:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Rudolph The Red Nosed ReindeerThe Cadillacs 2:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Reindeer BoogieHank Snow 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Love For ChristmasJackson Trio 1:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Santa Clause Is Coming To TownBill Doggett 1:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Rootin' Tootin' Santa ClausPee Wee King 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Rock Around The Christmas TreeBig Bud 2:300.69  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Santa's HelperJoe Poovey 1:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Mistletoe KissThe Keynotes (With Primo Scala and His Banjo and Accordian Orchestra) 2:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Jingle Bell RockBobby Helms 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. They Shined Up Rudolph's NoseJohnny Horton 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Christmas TimeMarvin & Johnny 2:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Real Meaning Of ChristmasNino & The Ebb Tides 2:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Santa Done Gone HipThe Marquees 1:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Christmas DragnetStan Freberg 6:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cowboy Santa ClausPraire Ramblers 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rockin & Rollin With Santa ClausThe Hepsters 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Rocking TreeMarguerite Trina 2:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Santy's Movin' OnHomer And Jethro 1:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Christmas Date BoogieBig Joe Turner 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Can This Be ChristmasThe Falcons 2:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Snow FlakesCliff Bruner and his Texas Wanderers 2:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Be Bop Santa ClausBabs Gonzales 3:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Winter WonderlandRuth Welcome 2:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Reindeer RockThe Sportsmen 2:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ding Dong Dandy ChristmasThe Three Suns 2:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mambo Santa MamboThe Enchanters 2:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. A Cool, Cool ChristmasThe Sabres 2:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Frosty Mornin'Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers 2:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Dreamt I Was Santa ClausLu Ann Simms 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I Want A Hippopotamus For ChristmasThe Three Stooges 2:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Cowboy Santa ClausBill Lacey & Group 2:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-STerry Buter 1:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. New Years EveThe Cameos 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Happy New Year BabyJo Ann Campbell 2:400.69  Buy MP3 


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Of all the factors making the more cynical amongst us dread the oncoming of another festive season, the preponderance of the same dozen records spun endlessly across the airwaves and in department stores for months prior to the big day, is one of the most potent. But with a compilation as refreshing, thrilling and eclectic as this alternative yuletide collection now available, with its delightful tunes actually complementing the event in question, the time has come to welcome in the season of goodwill while enjoying the likes of The Reindeer Boogie, North Pole Rock, Mambo Santa Mambo or one of 53 other Christmas Crackers as presented on this 2 disc set.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Just Like Christmas 15 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
I was intrigues by the track titles on this one so I listened to a few of the mp3 samples and was blown away, I ordered a copy straight away! There are loads of amazing X-mas songs on here, and not same tired ones you've heard hundreds of times before on all the other compilations, such as Dolly Nunn's sublime Nuttin For Christmas, and Buchanan & Goodman's genius re-editing of 50's hits into a news bulletin about Santa being abducted by aliens. There are a few well known christmas staples in there as well, but not the versions you've heard every year ad nauseum. For example Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer by 50s doo-wop group The Cadillacs, and Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by TV presenter and jazz bandleader Lawrence Welk.
I can not recommend this highly enough, buy one now, you wont regret it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By possessed.by.a.lemon TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Scrooges, begone, you've come to the wrong place. The subtitle and cover artwork do this fantastic compilation a slight disservice. You could easily mistake this album for some grumpy old alt rock compilation when it's actually two discs of mood enhancing seasonal wonders. Even the song that my title quote comes from, 'Ol Fatso', is a huge snowball of fun rather than a curmudgeonly old dirge of humbug. Elsewhere you've got 'Mamba Santa Mambo' and 'The Reindeer Boogie' to keep spirits the right side of merry.

It does fit its description inasmuch as you'll not hear these songs on your average mainstream 'Now That What I Call Christmas' compilation, save perhaps for Bobby Helms' Jinglebell Rock. For the most part, however, it's a totally refreshing break from the norm, good old rhythm & blues spanning the 30s to the 60s. It's the kind of thing you'd get (and did get) on a Christmas Edition of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour.

This double disc set is the best release of its type I've yet to come across in terms of both quality and quantity. I read a review elsewhere which condemned the release for having some 'scratchy' songs, or poor sound quality, scars of the ageing vinyl origins (as well as signs of the rarity of some of these selections). That just adds to the charm and magic for me. Whether it does for you, you decide. Either way, it's on a par with similar releases in this regard.

Beyond that, further words from me aren't needed when you can preview the 30-second clips on this very page and let the music sell itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of mouldy old Christmas Songs ! 8 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD
Turned your ear to every Christmas song ? Here's a few more to add to the collection . Real out of the "Vaults " stuff . If your looking for something different in the way of Christmas songs this is it ! I just love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yule find it interesting 27 Mar 2014
By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Once upon a time artists would be pressured to put out a disc at Christmas to catch the Yuletide market - when parents, the elderly and those who were not the regular mass record buying public could be ensnared by novelties and cuteness.
When indeed, the season could be harnessed in many ways - Santa Claus abducted by aliens, obnoxious children who didn't beleive in Santa ... old hits could be given a Christmas slant (check out "Christmas Dragnet" - right, Frank?)
Novelties that appeal or appal include "Nuttin' for Christmas" - if you want the Stan Freberg here call for Dr Demento -
but you'd be hard pressed to get these discs in the original vinyl and shellac these days which makes these CDs extremely valuable.

Country and western? check. Rock 'n' Roll? check. Cuteness? check. GO FOR IT.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no 6 Dec 2013
By peter
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
no no no,i just hate spending good money on this rubbish ,please destroy this Cd .no one should be subject to ths torture of an CD
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