The Doris Day Christmas Album
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The Doris Day Christmas Album

22 Oct 2008

£5.49 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title Artist
Silver Bells (Album Version) Doris Day
I'll Be Home for Christmas Doris Day
Snowfall Doris Day
Toyland Doris Day
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Doris Day
Be A Child At Christmas Time (Album Version) Doris Day
Winter Wonderland Doris Day
The Christmas Song (Album Version) Doris Day;Pete King
Christmas Present (Album Version) Doris Day
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Album Version) Doris Day
The Christmas Waltz (Album Version) Doris Day
White Christmas (Album Version) Doris Day
Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly Doris Day with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Album Version) Doris Day;Frank De Vol;Frank De Vol & His Orchestra
Let No Walls Divide (Album Version) Doris Day

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Oct 2008
  • Release Date: 22 Oct 2008
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 42:52
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,270 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Doris Day............... 5 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Doris recorded this album in just three days, June 16, 17,and 18 of 1964. Four songs each day and with stunning perfection. The ads for the album in Billboard magazine from that year, said.."Doris Day has NEVER been in better voice" and the ads were a full page. (Send Me No Flowers was in release that year, her final picture with Rock Hudson and is reflected in her hair style in the cover photo for this Christmas album)
This is a release of the album in it's entirety with one very noteable bonus track. A project for a Doris Day Christmas Album in 1959 was under way with one of Doris' favorite arrangers, Mr. Frank DeVol. During this time, They were recording the studio tracks for "Pillow Talk". At the end of the Pillow Talk session, they had some time left over and so decided to record "Deck the Hall..." For some reason, perhaps the huge success of "Pillow Talk" and other commitments, the Christmas project was dropped. No one seems to know including Doris. But because she was soooo busy, DeVol went ahead and layed down the music tracks for at least nine Xmas songs. She never went in to record them.
Now, in 1994, Columbia Legacy (Mr. Jerry Shulman) released "Doris Day Personal Christmas Collection". Upon hearing it I was shocked to discover that he substituted "Silver Bells" for one she recorded in 1950 and "The Christmas Song...Chestnuts Roasting..) for one recorded in 1946! Not including these two songs recorded in 1964 for the Christmas Album was a mistake! They are two of the most stunning songs recorded in 1964 and should have been included with the older ones at the end of the CD for continuity of sound purposes in my opinion. It appears that the "Collection" was put together to simply give an example of each title Doris recorded for Christmas.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lady Sings With Her Heart and Voice 30 Dec 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have certainly enjoyed this album. Doris Day has a fantastic sound when she sings. She is always on key and follows the mood of the song right to the listening ear. I esp. enjoyed "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm". Her voice is so warm and it even seemed as if she were smiling when she sang this song. I enjoyed "Silver Bells", Be A Child At Christmas Time", and "Let No Walls Devide". I should just say I enjoyed them all. The sound is great being that they were recorded so many years ago. If you are a Doris Day Fan you most definately should add this album in you collection. It is Doris Day people, at her usual best. You cannot go wrong.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mellow, romantic Christmas collection 3 Feb 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Doris could have recorded a rousing version of Jingle bells, Rudolph or some of the other up-tempo Christmas classics but avoided all those and opted instead for a collection of romantic Christmas songs, some famous and some not. Even Winter wonderland, a song that can be taken at a gallop, is sung by Doris with restraint and blends in well with the other tracks here.
For me, the highlights are the obscure songs - Snowfall, Toyland, Be a child at Christmas time, Christmas present and Christmas waltz - but Doris sings the classics superbly, as you would expect.
This is not a party album but is ideal for the quieter moments during the festive season.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The amazing Doris Day 29 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
I live in Australia, and have just found through browsing websites the Doris Day christmas album on cd, and am so overcome with emotion as I feel I have just found the most amazing treasure. I have the original recorded album, which was handed down to me from my Father, I am 43 years old and the album is still in perfect condition, even though it is lovingly pulled out every christmas and played non stop while I do my christmas cooking....I place this album at the top of the list of must have christmas music to own....Doris Day has the most smoothest voices and there has never been another singer who can match her voice or make a song feel so real it brings you out in goosebumps....
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Festive Fun with Doris Day... 8 Nov 2003
By Mr. K
Format:Audio CD
Another quality studio album from Doris! This one recorded late in her signing to Columbia, saw Dudley C. 'Pete' King drafted in to conduct - a man whose previous credits had included collaborations with Fred Astaire, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Julie London and Dean Martin. Under his safe and watchful eye sessions were completed on June 18th, after a mere two days of recording at the legendary Columbia Records studio in Hollywood. Once released on September 14th 1964, the LP went on to peak at #92 on America's Billboard chart.
The CD issue of this delightful album, featuring the original sleeve artwork, is now enhanced with some bonus tracks. These are the wintry I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm taken from Doris's "Hooray For Hollywood" LP, as well as two rarities previously unreleased in the UK: Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly, the only surviving track from her unfinished 1959 Christmas album and Let No Walls Divide, a biblical ballad specially commissioned in 1961 for an American compilation.
The sound, the feeling and the warm atmosphere conveyed throughout "The Doris Day Christmas Album" still to this day truly capture the heart and spirit of the season!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars détente 12 Sep 2012
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c'est un CD que j'ai hésité à acheter car c'est plutôt l'époque de ma mère. et puis je l'ai toutefois acheté et sans regrets car c'est une musique que l'on peut écouter à tous moments quoique l'on fasse. il est très apaisant et n'a rien à voir avec les cd de noël traditionnel vraiment j'apprécie beaucoup
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Well you can't get much more classic than Doris Day for Christmas songs in my opinion. Childhood memories I guess but such a beautiful voice!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robina Sansom
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect christmas music
Bought for christmas easy music. Lovely voice and perfect song selection. As normal Doris Day as a the perfect voice for the music selection
Published 3 months ago by stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely voice good Christmas album
You can never have too many Christmas albums to play around Christmas Time and this is well worth having you cant go wrong
Published 3 months ago by Mr Grumpy
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
If you enjoy Doris Day you will really enjoy this Christmas album of hers. I haven't stopped playing it all over Christmas.
Published 3 months ago by Amz-rose
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doris Day Christmas Album
The Doris Day Christmas Album is one of the best ''Christmas'' CD issues of former LP's,which also includes bonus

tracks. Read more
Published 14 months ago by kenneth b
3.0 out of 5 stars Xmas cd
I was slightly disappointed with this, although all the songs are good and she sounds amazing, it was a bit of a sameness
Published 14 months ago by elaine white
5.0 out of 5 stars It replaced a disc which I had for many years.
It was just what I wanted ! The sound quality was as good as the original which I had received as a gift.
Published 15 months ago by GILLIAN MEADOWS
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Doris!
Always wary of Doris Day in film (virginity personified 90% of the time), I approached this cd as one simply to enlarge my already copious collection of Christmas material. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Robert G Fray
5.0 out of 5 stars great X-mas album
As I like all the old Christmas stuff, this one can`t be missed. Great voice and very nice songs - the CD gave me much pleasure! Thanks
Published on 28 Dec 2011 by Angelika Jacob
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful
The digital remastering of this album destroys everything that was wonderful in Doris's vocals. Get the original if you can, and pay whatever, but don't buy this junk.
Published on 19 Dec 2011 by Pk Nicoll
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