The Christmas Songs

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A Little Bit of Ireland | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
And I Love You So | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Ave Maria  (1949) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria  (1959) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria  (1968) ( Franz Schubert ) | Lyrics |
Ave Maria | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994 
( The ) Bells of St. Mary's  | Lyrics | 1962 |
( The ) Bells of St Mary's | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Bless This House | Lyrics | 1950 |
Bless this House | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Caroling, Caroling | Lyrics | Alternate Lyrics | 1968 |
Catch a Falling Star | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Christ is Born | Lyrics | 1968
Christ is Born | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S | Lyrics | 1953
Christmas Bells | Lyrics | 1967 |
Christmas Dream | Lyrics | 1974
Christmas Eve | Lyrics | 1968
( The ) Christmas Seal Song '53
( The )  Christmas Seal Song '59
( The )  Christmas Song  ( Merry Christmas To You ) | 1953 Lyrics |
( The )  Christmas Song  ( Merry Christmas To You ) | 1959 Lyrics |
( The )  Christmas Symphony | 1950 |
Come, Come, Come to the Manger | Lyrics | 1950 |
Come, Come, Come to the Manger | Lyrics | 1959 |
Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Do You Hear What I Hear?  | Lyrics | 1968 |
( The ) Father of Girls | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
( The )  First Christmas | Lyrics | 1950 |
( The Story of the ) First Christmas | Lyrics | 1959 |
( The )  First NoŽl | Lyrics 1950 |
( The )  First NoŽl | Lyrics 1959 |
( The )  First NoŽl | Lyrics 1968 |
Frosty the Snowman | Lyrics | 1953 |
Go Tell It In The Mountain ( Eugene Ormandy )
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen | Lyrics 1953 |
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen | Lyrics 1959 |
Guten Abend, Gute Nacht ( Brahms' Lullaby ) ( performed by Roger Whittaker )
Happy Holidays | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  ( The Ray Charles Singers ) | Lyrics | 1968 |
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Lyrics | 1968 |
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Here We Come A-Caroling | Lyrics | 1959 |
( There's No Place Like )  Home For The Holidays | Lyrics | 1954 |
( There's No Place Like )  Home For The Holidays | Lyrics | 1959 |
Hot Diggity | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
If I Could Almost Read Your Mind | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
If You're Irish, Come Into The Parlour | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
I'll Be Home For Christmas | Lyrics | 1946 |
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus | Lyrics | 1953 |
It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas | Lyrics | 1951 
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994|
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever | Lyrics | 1981 |
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Jingle Bells | Lyrics | 1946 |
Jingle Bells | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Joy to the World ! | Lyrics | 1953 |
Kissing Bridge ( The Fontane Sisters ) | Lyrics | 1953 |
( The ) Little Drummer Boy | Lyrics | Alternate Take | 1968 |
( The ) Little Drummer Boy | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Love Is A Christmas Rose | Lyrics | 1967 |
O Come All Ye Faithful  ( Adeste Fidelis )  | Lyrics | 1946
O Come All Ye Faithful  ( Adeste Fidelis )  | Lyrics | 1950
O Come All Ye Faithful  ( Adeste Fidelis )  | Lyrics | 1959
O Come All Ye Faithful | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
O Holy Night | Lyrics 1959 |
O Holy Night | Lyrics 1968 |
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Lyrics | 1946
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Lyrics | 1950
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Lyrics | 1959
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Round and Round | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Lyrics | 1953 |
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Lyrics | 1959 |
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town  | Lyrics 1946 |
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town  | Lyrics 1959 |
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Silent Night | Lyrics | 1946
Silent Night | Lyrics | 1950
Silent Night | Lyrics | 1959
Silent Night | Lyrics | 1968
Silent Night | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Silent Night ~ Harry Belafonte 
Silver Bells | Lyrics 1953 | ~ The Fontane Sisters
Silver Bells |  Lyrics 1968  | 
Sing Along With Me | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Sing to Me Mr. C | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Some Children See Him  ( CD Only )  | Lyrics | 1968 |
( The ) Story of the First Christmas  | Lyrics | 1959
That Christmas Feeling | Lyrics |
There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas | Lyrics | 1950 |
There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas | Lyrics | 1968 |
Too ra loo ra loo ra | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Toyland | Lyrics | 1968 |
Toyland | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
'Twas the Night Before Christmas | Lyrics | 1953 |
( The )   Twelve Days of Christmas | Lyrics | 1953 |
We Need a Little Christmas | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
We Three Kings of Orient Are ( Male Chorus ) | Lyrics | 1950 |
We Three Kings of Orient Are  ( The Ray Charles Singers ) | Lyrics | 1959 |
We Wish You a Merry Christmas | Lyrics | 1959 |
We Wish You a Merry Christmas | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
( The ) Wind Beneath My Wings | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
White Christmas  | Lyrics 1947 |
White Christmas  | Lyrics 1959 | 
White Christmas  | Lyrics 1980 | 
White Christmas | Lyrics | TEAL/PBS 1994
Winter Wonderland | Lyrics 1946 | 
Winter Wonderland | Lyrics 1959 |
The Christmas Songs Index | top of page |
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever ~ 1982
 
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 Andrť 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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