Perry Como: Greatest Christmas Songs

September 27, 2016 - Comment

The warm, crooning tones of Perry Como are sure to lend a little extra Christmas cheer to this season’s festivities. Includes the unreleased Some Children See Him .A Perry Como Christmas is the audio equivalent of a Norman Rockwell painting. Like Nat “King” Cole and Bing Crosby, whom Como fondly emulated, Como defined for many

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The warm, crooning tones of Perry Como are sure to lend a little extra Christmas cheer to this season’s festivities. Includes the unreleased Some Children See Him .A Perry Como Christmas is the audio equivalent of a Norman Rockwell painting. Like Nat “King” Cole and Bing Crosby, whom Como fondly emulated, Como defined for many Americans what the holidays sounded like through the ’50s and ’60s. With the advent of widespread television, Como practically became the man for wholesome holiday pleasure and entertainment. Greatest Christmas Songs will reestablish that fact for many who’ve put on a Como record every season. This collection brings together many of his classic seasonal recordings and some tracks even collectors will be delighted to find, including “Some Children See Him,” recorded in 1954 but left off The Perry Como Christmas Album. At 21 cuts, complete with engaging liner notes, this is an essential collection of Como Christmas greats that the immortal baritone presents for the end of the century and the beginning of another. Call it a pop-cultural milestone that will never go out of style. –Martin Keller

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townsend@istar.ca says:

Good value-for-money! This compact disc is worth every penny and more despite the fact that it’s claim of being Perry’s “Greatest Christmas Songs” is hardly credible! The only flaw with this set is what it might have been had BMG tried to create a definitive collection of Perry’s “Merry Christmas Music”. It should have been a 2 or 3 CD box set. The remastering and “remixing” is well done and with unusual sensitivity by someone named Mike Hartry who “remixed” several…

Kent Peters says:

Covers the Sacred and Secular with love of the season. I was born in 1953 and grew up listening to Perry Como as a kid. I’ve loved every type of music from hard rock to classical, but I am in love with Christmas music. Perry Como always had a great show, and to the young people of today, it was a time when the entire family would sit to enjoy not just musical talent, but a theme. A theme of family unity. I recently saw Mr. C. (his nickname) perform a Christmas concert in Ireland in 1993. Although his hearing is going, his voice is still smooth…

townsend@istar.ca says:

Which versions? As good as this compilation is, it’s clear that BMG didn’t do their homework. The author seems to think that Perry’s 1953 ( included here ) version of Mel Torme’s “Christmas Song” is rare but, in fact, it’s not! What’s rare is Perry’s 1946 version of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” recorded with The Satisfiers ( not included here ) which was cut from the “Merry Christmas Music” compilation in 1961 when the RCA Victor album was down-graded to RCA Camden. Rarer…

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