Around the Christmas Tree ~ RCA Victor 45 EPA-496C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-SPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Music by Eddy Arnold
with lyrics by Jenny Lou Carson, 1949
With Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Produced by Henri René
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:51
Recorded May 5, 1953   ~   Matrix No. E3VB 1237 Take 1 - 1A
1953 Lyrics
Original issue: "Around the Christmas Tree" LPM-3133 and "Around the Christmas Tree" 45-EPA-496
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" LPM-1243 MONO 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM DOUBLE EP "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" EPB-1243 MONO 1956
Album: RCA-UK EP "Christmas With Como" RCX-164 MONO 1958
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAL-660 MONO 1961
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1964
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDM-1030 MONO 1969
Re-issue: Pickwick-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CDS-1045 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1972
Album issue: Pickwick-LP12 "The Christmas Collection" PDA-027 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1979
Re-issue: Camden-LP12 "Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music" CAS (e)-660 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
Re-issue: Special Products-LP12 "Christmas with Perry Como" Noel-5211 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1987
Around the Christmas Tree ~ LPM 3133 circa 1953Merry Christmas Music ~ 1956Merry Christmas Music ~ EPB 1243CHRISTMAS WITH COMO - 1958 UK EPMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden
Merry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 CamdenMerry Christrmas Music ~ 1961 Camden alternate coverPerry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music - UK Camden 1969The Perry Como Christmas Collection
Merry Christmas Music ~ 1964 Camden ReissueChristmas with Perry Como - 1987

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Note: a number of Perry's original RCA Camden albums were later issued in Electronically Reprocessed Stereo during the mid-1960s when it became important for recordings to be available in a stereo format. Generally speaking, results were not very good but this was largely dependent on the remastering engineer. Oddly, a number of recordings previously recorded in real stereo were also remastered in this "fake" stereo for reasons assumed to be associated with the project budget but, nevertheless, in direct contradiction to RCA General Manager George R. Marek's original mission statement for RCA Camden recordings in 1958.

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