Sunday, December 18, 2016


Here's the next entry as we revisit the collections put out each year celebrating the best of Christmas In July, this time from 2009.  Each year I try to share all the Christmas and seasonal tracks I can find from non-holiday albums, highlighting the world of stuff that most people don't even know exist.  Each year I dig up a couple hundred tracks, then put them all together into some sort of collection.  I'm not much of a compilation builder, but I think these collections have really stood up well, though that may just be because I listened to them so much while creating them.  But give it a listen and let me know what you think!

1. The Weavers-Santa Claus Is Coming (It's Almost Day)
2. John Klein, Orchestra And Chorus By Leo Addeo-Sweet Nutcracker!
3. Perry Como With The London Boy Singers-Christmas Dream
4. 101 Strings-Ski Run
5. Larry Chesky And His Orchestra-Sun Valley Polka
6. Johnny Dyno-Jingle Bells-Polka
7. Tom T. Hall-Christmas Is
8. Skitch Henderson, His Piano And Orchestra-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
9. The McGuire Sisters With Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs-Children's Holiday
10. The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Conducted By George Barati-Mele Kalikimaka
11. Roger Miller-Footprints In The Snow
12. The Duluth Accordionaires, Directed By John Copiskey-Brazilian Sleigh Bells
13. Lockhart Cougar Chorus-Will The Real Santa Please Stand Up
14. The Merrill Staton Voices-That Man Over There
15. David Rose And His Orchestra-The Sad, Sad Rocking Horse
16. Eddie Albert-Let There Be Peace On Earth
17. Fay McKay-Twelve Daze Of Christmas
18. Dick Shawn, Arranged And Conducted By Milton DeLugg-My Favorite Things
19. Jane Morgan-The Marvelous Toy
20. Anna Russell With Eugene Rankin And Arthur Hoberman-Let Us Hang The Holly
21. The Ray Charles Singers-A Toy For A Boy
22. Jack Shaindlin Conducting The Cinerama Symphony Orchestra-Hup-Sa-Sa
23. Leroy Anderson-Song Of The Bells
24. Merle Haggard-Blue Christmas
25. Kurt Wege & His Orchstra-Sleigh Ride
26. Ernie Maxwell-The Bells Of St. Mary
27. Esquivel, His Piano And His Orchestra-Snowfall
28. Ray Bohr-Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
29. Polyphon Music Box-Silent Night
30. Jimmy Soul-Rockin' Santa
31. Eddie Lawrence, The Old Philosopher-What Do You Want For Christmas



Dan M said...

Hey Ernie... since your blog runs on comments, I figure that I better leave you one or two along the way.

It really feels like Christmas to me when your are sharing out the joy -- Thank You So Very Much!!!

In my searching through the usual shops for interesting LPs I used to normally just scan right past the Christmas Albums -- don't know why. Perhaps because my parents were a little obsessed with getting the annual Firestone Christmas Album when I was a youngster, and -as nice as those are- they still don't inspire me even though I do like them now.

But _your_ selections do provide that inspiration to me, as well as a lovely joy of the season. I even listen to them at other times of the year, much to the consternation of others around me.

Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

Ernie said...

New link for 2020!