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Anne Murray Christmas CD

Anne Murray Christmas Songs & Music

Ever since the single Snowbird launched her career, it became evident that country-pop star Anne Murray was destined to sing Christmas songs. One of the most prolific artists in the genre, Murray's name is often counted among greats like Perry Como and Bing Crosby when it comes to great yuletide performances. Favourites from Murray's extensive Christmas output appear on her compilation albums Best of the Season (1994), My Christmas Favourites (1995) and What A Wonderful Christmas (2001).

Anne Murray Christmas Albums

Christmas Wishes

1981: Christmas Wishes

Anne Murray chose ten tried and true classics for her first holiday album. She shows herself to be adept at the genre, with light-hearted renditions of Winter Wonderland and Silver Bells, a powerful Joy to the World and a touching O Holy Night. Murray even does justice to the traditional gospel carol Go Tell it on the Mountain. This is a good old-fashioned holiday album still available on vinyl today. Crank up the record player, open a bottle of wine and let the Christmas spirit flow!

Christmas

1988: Christmas

Murray’s country roots shine through in this, her second Christmas album. Honky-tonk piano abounds in songs such as No Room at the Inn and Sweet Little Jesus Boy. The first half of the album, however, is much more traditional, featuring carols such as O Come All Ye Faithful and secular favourites like White Christmas. Perhaps the most unexpected and enjoyable track, however, is a choral rendition of the Irish carol Christmas in Killarney. The Celtic influence of this rollicking carol is a great contrast to the country and classical influences, making Christmas a unique and surprising holiday collection.

The Season Will Never Grow Old

1993: The Season Will Never Grow Old

Anne Murray’s third Christmas album was a Hallmark special release and is a tricky album to track down. The Season Will Never Grow Old, a collection of songs in which Murray is accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, is nonetheless worth the effort. The album is made up of some of the most well known Christmas songs that Murray has covered in the past, including Silent Night and Joy to the World. She also tries several new covers such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, whilst the Ambrosian singers help out with renditions of Jingle Bells and Ding Dong Merrily on High.

Anne Murray’s Christmas Album

Anne Murray’s Christmas Album: Anne Murray’s Christmas Album

Although she released three Christmas compilation albums in the nineties and early 2000’s, Anne Murray’s Christmas Album marked the singer’s first new holiday music in fifteen years. The album features some of Murray’s previously released favourites like Silver Bells and Away in a Manger, as well as five newly recorded covers. Murray brings her inimitable style to the classics Jingle Bells Rock and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, as well as two memorable collaborations. Baby It’s Cold Outside is a sultry duet with Michael Buble, whilst Murray’s new rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas features the talents of jazz star Diana Krall.

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