Monday, November 30, 2009

Crosby, Bing - "White Christmas"

Crosby, Bing - White Christmas
2008, Universal

1. Silent Night
2. White Christmas
3. Faith of Our Fathers
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Adeste Fideles
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)
7. Jingle Bells
8. Christmas in Killarney
9. Silver Bells
10. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)
11. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
12. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
13. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
14. Here Comes Santa Claus

Ol' Bing... yeah... there's no way I could say anything bad about Ol' Bing. He's flippin' Bing Crosby for cryin' out loud! Along with Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, he pretty much invented Christmas music as we know it. This is a classic, no doubt about it. You know, we can make metal Christmas albums or get the latest "flavor of the month" pop star to make a Christmas album, but nothing takes you back like Ol' Bing. His cool, smooth voice, along with the simple music and simple production really strips Christmas of all the hype and commercialism and leaves what's important: fun, family, and the birth of Christ. If you fancy yourself a fan of Christmas music and you don't have one of the millions of version of this disc, go get one. Then sit back, turn off the tv, let Ol' Bing sing your troubles away.

Useless Fact: Like I said there are a million of different versions of this album. I happened to get one from Walmart in a tin with the movie Holiday Inn and a Santa hat. I know there are versions with two other CDs full of music on them... kinda wish I could've gotten that one.

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