If you like the mellow orchestral mood music sound of Jackie Gleason presents albums, you will love this album. It’s a welcome departure from the normal Christmas record orchestration, with the reliance on traditional choir, organ, and bells/chimes. These are swanky orchestrations for a holiday get-together or a nice bit of background music for baking. No snow required!
The track list includes:
- White Christmas
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
- Jingle Bells
- Blue Christmas
- The Christmas Song
- Winter Wonderland
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
It’s not my favorite Christmas album, and it’s not my favorite Jackie Gleason presents disc (that would be Music, Martini, and Memories or The Torch with the Blue Flame), but it’s an excellent addition to the rotation at Nogglestead. I’m glad I picked it up this year.
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