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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for including "Grandma!"
I am so happy that the GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER song is on this album. It just wouldn't be complete without it. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this song, and everyone I know has some sort of story that they tell when they think of the song, Thanks so much for including it in your collection.
Published on Jan. 8 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed results.
The first CD is the best compilation of Christmas songs I have ever heard. The second CD is leveling my uneven dining table. The only good song off the second CD is John and Yoko's Happy Christmas. The rest of the songs are performed by recent artist. Caterwauling is what my uncle called it. And I would have to agree. Now That's What I Call Music should have just sold the...
Published on March 24 2003 by Rose Palmertree
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for including "Grandma!",
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This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)I am so happy that the GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER song is on this album. It just wouldn't be complete without it. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this song, and everyone I know has some sort of story that they tell when they think of the song, Thanks so much for including it in your collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for.,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)I was looking for a cd with ALL the great Christmas songs. I even bought a 5 cd set, but quickly found that, even though they were classic songs, they weren't by the classic singers. I got this one for Christmas and it's the complete Christmas collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars IN with the old, IN with the new!,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)This CD has all of the Christmas classics, plus some modern Christmas tunes! Essential to lift your Christmas spirit! I enjoy this CD because it has all of the classic songs that always come on the radio Christmas day that you wish you had a recording of! The first CD has all the classics, and the second CD has more modern stuff from the late seventies to 2001 or so. I don't like the second CD as much, but if you like nineties pop music and 90s R&B, then you'll love the second CD!....
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't already have it - get it - right away,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)Did you see what is listed in this compilation? Better yet you HAVE heard them just never all in the same place.
There is really no need to get any other entire Christmas cd if yoiu have this one. There are the very best songs by the artists you remember the songs by - for example: The Christmas Song only Nat King Cole can do this the way we always remember it. How about? Bing Crosby - White Christmas; or Blue Christmas - Elvis Presly; - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra; Winter Wonderland - Tony Bennett; Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald; Let It Snow - Dean Martin; Home For The Holidays - Perry Como; It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Johnny Mathis; and Have A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives.
Then there are the more modern day pop Christmas classics like - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen; Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid; Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney; It Must Have Been Old Santa - Harry Connick Jr.; Jingle Bells - Diana Krall; Away In A Manger - Mannheim Steamroller; Deck The Halls - Ottmar Liebert; Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon; and
There are so many great artists on these two discs (the only two I thought were most noticeably missing are Jose Feliciano and Mariah Carey) you'll be thrilled to only need these two for an efficient but indulgent Christmas music collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Holiday Collection,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)A few years ago, I went through my CD collection and realized that I have more Christmas CD's than I could possibly listen to on Christmas day, but I always thought my collection was lacking certain pieces. I was missing many of the songs we hear on the radio, that have become so much a part of Christmas. Many of the tracks I wanted are on albums I probably would not otherwise purchase. For example, take the humorous "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." I mean, many people can get a chuckle when listening to the song, but do people really want to buy the Elmo and Patsy Christmas CD? Are either Bobby Helms or Brenda Lee's recordings available? Yet "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" are part of our pop Christmas culture. This collection has many of the pop standards as well as other favorites by artists such as Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Perry Como, and a host of others. The recoding can be a bit haunting as well, when we hear musicians such as Bing Crosby sing his duet with David Bowie "Peace on Earth," or the voices of Karen Carpenter and John Lennon. This collection will be great for holiday parties or to listen to while getting the tree decorated. While it may not highlight the spiritual meaning of the season, it is fun.
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Christmas CD,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)This CD has a little bit of of everything for everyone. From Bing Crosby to Elvis Presley to Britney Spears and Micheal Bolton. You get two discs, 18 songs on each, 36 songs total. It's a great value for all that you get:
Disc 1's playlist:
1. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
2. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
3. Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
4. Frank Sinatra - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
5. Tony Bennett - Winter Wonderland
6. Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride
7. Dean Martin - Let it Snow!
8. Perry Como - Home for the Holidays
9. Johnny Mathis - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
10. Burl Ives -A Holly Jolly Christmas
11. Gene Autry - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
12. Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
13. Brenda Lee- Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
14. Bobby Helmes- Jingle Bell Rock
15. Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
16. Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling
17. Kathy Mattea - Christmas Collage
18. Bing Crosby & David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy
DISC TWO's PLAYLIST:
As you can see, the first CD consists mainly of older classics. The second CD has more modern Christmas songs and artists. And although I am more partial to disc one, both discs are great!! Great album to listen to in the car or at home to get you in the holiday spirit! Highly Recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome compilation...,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)Well, it's that time of year again, folks. Time to take a hammer to that piggy bank and go nuts with a little holiday spirit. Don't you just love it? Speaking of holiday spirit, this is the perfect CD to get you in the mood for Christmas. Whether you're wrapping presents, taking a trip in your car to go shopping or just plain relaxing by the fire, there's nothing better to set you in that magical Christmas mood than this compilation.
You may as well call the entire first CD a classic. Every song is a Christmas staple, most notably Nat King Cole's "the Christmas Song" and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," which kick off the compilation with a bang. The 16 songs that follow reek of Christmas nostalgia. Absolutely perfect.
The second CD, however, is a little uneven. Oh, sure, you have a few truly great Christmas tunes; most notably John & Yoko's "Happy Xmas," Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?," Luther Vandross's "O Come All Ye Faithful," Bruce Springsteen's rockin' "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" and Boyz II Men's wonderful a cappella rendition of "Silent Night." There's a few other great songs, but these are my favorites. What nearly ruins the flow of this otherwise pretty good disc are the newer songs. Sorry, folks, but these just don't get me the way the other ones do.
But, oh well. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't an overall excellent compilation. Why let a few rotten apples spoil a bunch, right? As I said before, it's perfect to get you into the holiday spirit. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday!!!,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)This is by far the best cd I have ever listened to! It is so good, that I listen to it everyday, no matter what time of year it is.I don't think that matters. It really gives me something to look forward to each day. It really makes me feel better f I'm having a bad day.
4.0 out of 5 stars Disc one is better than disc two,
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This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)A pretty good collection by any standard, but the inclusion of Michael Bolton, Gloria Estefan, Britney Spears, etc. kind of ruin the second disc. (But the first four tunes on that disc are great!)
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Classics In One Place.,
This review is from: Now That's What I Call Christmas! (Audio CD)The first cd has many songs that are considered old "standards" of Christmas. They are songs that my (and probably many of your family as well) grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles would play at family get togethers.
The second cd has some great songs. The rocking Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen. The moving (if sometimes overdone) Happy XMas (War Is Over). The great pop sound of Paul Mc Cartney (I am a confessed Paul fan. Huge fan of all of his work) in Wonderful Christmas Time. The moving Band Aid song Do They Know It's Chirstmas? This particular song features Bono, Sting,members of Duran Duran, Boy George, and other luminaries on the UK rock scene when recorded in 1984. This inspired both Live Aid and We Are The World (Bob Geldof is also on the Band Aid song, and helped to write it).
From Elvis to Frank Sinatra; Gene Autry to David Bowie, Perry Como to John Lennon, Bing Crosby to Paul McCartney, Nat King Cole to Band Aid, and Dean Martin to Bruce Springsteen; this is a great multigenerational Christmas CD.
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