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Christmas With Arthur Godfrey and All The Little Godfreys

One of the most wonderful things about listening to the very earliest attempts at Christmas albums is to see a genre take form. Take radio personality Arthur Godfrey.

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Andre Kostelanetz – Wonderland of Christmas

Creating Christmas music will almost universally mean an artist has to go outside their comfort zone.

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Sammy Kaye – Christmas Serenade

What’s the first Christmas album? Well, of course, this would have been before the vinyl record was invented in the late 1940s.

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Mahalia Jackson – Silent Night: Songs for Christmas

Sometimes, it’s not about the notes someone sings, about their purity and quality and intrinsic meaningfulness. Sometimes, it’s about the pauses.

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Doris Day – The Doris Day Christmas Album

Pianist Oscar Levant once famously quipped that he “knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.

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A Music Box Christmas: Enchanting 19th-Century Music Boxes from the Collection of Rita Ford

The fantastic thing about recording technology is that it allows us to travel in time.

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Peter Jöback – Jag Kommer Hem Igen Till Jul

One of the most wonderful things about Christmas music is how it can turn expectations on end.

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Ray Conniff – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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Ray Conniff – We Wish You A Merry Christmas

One of the strikingly unusual things about the music industry in the early sixties was how studio orchestra arrangers could become stars in their own right.

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé – That Holiday Feeling!
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Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé – That Holiday Feeling!

In 1964, showbiz darlings, married couple Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé were at the top of their game.

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