Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

The Christmas Songs

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Ave Maria

( The ) Bells of St. Mary's  ( CD Only )

Caroling, Caroling

Carol Medley

Christ is Born

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S

Christmas Bells

Christmas Dream

Christmas Eve

( The ) Christmas Song ( Merry Christmas To You )

( The ) Christmas Symphony

Come, Come, Come to the Manger

Do You Hear What I Hear?

( The ) First Christmas

( The ) First Noël

Frosty the Snowman

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Happy Holidays  ( CD Only )

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Here We Come A-Caroling

( There's No Place Like )  Home For The Holidays

I'll Be Home For Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever

Jingle Bells

Joy to the World !

Kissing Bridge

Little Drummer Boy

Love Is A Christmas Rose

O Come All Ye Faithful ( Adeste Fidelis )

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

Silent Night

Silver Bells

Some Children See Him  ( CD Only )

( The ) Story of the First Christmas

Sueño de Navidad ( Christmas Dream )

That Christmas Feeling

There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas

Toyland

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

( The )   Twelve Days of Christmas

We Need a Little Christmas  ( CD Only )

We Three Kings of Orient Are

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

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Perry's connection with "Christmas Music" has followed him throughout his career. Few appreciate that his recordings for the original "Merry Christmas Music" Musical Smart Set were recorded in 1946. And these recordings were made by methods which were literally turned upside down within a decade. Those songs have appeared in various compilations, including compact disc, and have stood the test of time for more than fifty years. Perry recorded two additional full-length stereophonic Christmas albums, one in 1959 and the other in 1968, and both were equally successful. Surprisingly, a number of Christmas singles have not been available widely, the most obscure being his 1950s recording of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", and more recently his 1967 recordings of "Christmas Bells" and "Love Is a Christmas Rose". Perry's last studio recorded Christmas single was a theme song for the motion picture soundtrack "The Odessa File", composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Timothy Rice, with German lyrics by André Heller, titled "Christmas Dream", which he recorded in 1974. He also recorded another Christmas song for his 1981 television special "Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas", composed by Nick Perito and Richard Matheson, titled "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever", which was later released as the title track of a special Christmas album compilation. Both songs are somewhat autobiographical of Perry's long time association with Christmas music and no doubt will be long remembered as such.

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Friday, December 09, 2011