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Get into the holiday spirit with one of these CDs.

A Holiday Carole

Performer: Carole King, vocals, with instrumental acc.

Contents: My favorite things — Carol of the bells — Sleigh ride — Christmas paradise — Everyday will be like a holiday — Chanukah prayer — Have yourself a merry little Christmas — I’ve got my love to keep me warm — Christmas in the air — Do you hear what I hear — This Christmas — New Year’s Day.

Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Performer: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Contents: An angel came down — O come all ye faithful ; O holy night — A star to follow — First snow — The silent nutcracker — A mad Russian’s Christmas — The prince of peace — Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 — Good King Joy — Ornament — The first Noel — Old city bar — Promises to keep — This Christmas day — An angel returned — O holy night — God rest ye merry gentlemen.

Cool December

Performer: Various Artists

Contents:     Looks like a cold, cold winter (Bing Crosby) — Snowbound (Sarah Vaughan) — Let it snow! let it snow! let it snow! (Doris Day) — Baby, it’s cold outside (Pearl Bailey) — Winter weather (Jo Stafford) — Violets for your furs (Stacey Kent) — I’ve got my love to keep me warm (Billie Holiday) — Winter romance (Dean Martin) — Warm December (Julie London) — Snowfall (the Manhattan Transfer) — Little Jack Frost get lost (Frankie Carle) — Love turns winter to spring (June Christy) — Winter wonderland (René Marie) — Sleigh ride (Ella Fitzgerald) — What are you doing New Year’s Eve? (John Pizzarelli) — There’s frost on the moon (Artie Shaw).

Holiday Spirits

Performer: Straight No Chaser

Contents: Santa Claus is coming to town — Jingle bell rock — The Christmas song — This Christmas — Christmas wish — Hark! The herald angels sing/Angels we have heard on high — Little Saint Nick — The 12 days of Christmas — Indiana Christmas — Sweet little Jesus boy — Christmas (baby please come home) — Carol of the bells — Silent night — Auld lang syne.

My Holiday

Performer: Mindy Smith, with acc.

Contents: My holiday (3:43) — Christmas song (3:48) — Santa will find you (3:49) — Follow the shepherd home (4:22) — What are you doing New Year’s Eve? (3:51) — Away in a manger (2:42) — I know the reason (4:19) — Silver bells (3:14) — I’ll be home for Christmas (3:34) — It really is (a wonderful life) — Come around (4:16).

Sounds of the Season

Performer: Various Performers

Contents: Peace / Norah Jones — Have yourself a merry little Xmas (live) / Coldplay — Winter wonderland / Liz Phair — Christmas wish / Stacie Orrico — Santa baby / Kylie Minogue — Let it snow / Michael Buble — O holy night / Josh Gordon — Ave Maria / Sarah Brightman — December makes me feel this way / Dave Koz with kenny Loggins — Silent night / Lisa Marie Presley — Merry Christmas, baby / Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown — God rest ye merry, gentlemen / Carly Simon — Jingle bells / Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Have a Steel Drum Holiday

Contents: Deck the halls — Winter wonderland — Santa Claus is comin’ to town — Jingle bells — Frosty the snowman — God rest ye merry gentlemen — Rudolph, the rec-nosed reindeer — The dreidel song — Joy to the world.


Take the Holiday Train

Performer: Duke Ellington Orchestra

Contents: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — Sleigh ride — White Christmas — Santa Claus is coming to town — Winter wonderland — I’ll be home for Christmas — Jingle bells/Silver bells medley — The Christmas song — Auld lang syne.

Tranquil Holiday

Contents: Circle of joy — December morning — Oh come, all ye faithful — O tannenbaum — Coventry Carol / What child is this — Hark! The herald angels sing / Angels we have heard on high — Angels from the realms of glory — Simple gifts — Snowfall promises — My favorite things.


Performer: Kenny G. with accompaniment

Contents: Deck the halls/Twelve days of Christmas (medley) — Hark! The herald angels sing/O come all ye faithful (medley) — Joy to the world — God rest ye, merry gentlemen — Rudolph the rednose reindeer/Frosty the snowman (medley) — Wishes — Do you hear what I hear? — Cantique de Noel (O holy night) — Jesu, joy of man’s desiring — Auld lang syne (freedom mix).


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