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Jim Reeves Christmas CD

Jim Reeves Christmas Songs & Music

In a career cut short by his tragic death at forty, Gentleman Jim gave his Nashville sound to a number of memorable Christmas tracks. Despite releasing just one holiday album in his lifetime, his seasonal music was popular enough to warrant a posthumous Christmas album in 2010.

Jim Reeves Christmas Albums

Twelve Songs of Christmas

1963: Twelve Songs of Christmas

As the title suggests, Jim Reeves lent his velvety voice to twelve Christmas classics in this, his first holiday album. Traditional carols like Silent Night and O Little Town of Bethlehem are silky smooth and beautiful, whilst Reeves’s lush and crooning White Christmas rivals even Bing Crosby’s iconic rendition. Reeves puts his own spin on the Christmas celebrations too, by including the Latin flavoured Senor Santa Claus. Jim Reeves was, after all, from Texas!

Christmas Classics

2010: Christmas Classics

The twelve tracks of Reeve’s first album are joined here by ten other holiday songs recorded throughout the singer’s lifetime. The record is an intriguing mix of traditional carols like Silent Night, pious hymns (It is No Secret What God Can Do), pop hits (Blue Christmas) and a couple of nods to Reeves’s native Texas, like The Padre of Old San Antone. Interestingly, the album opens with a spoken prayer to music, Teach Me How to Pray, but the sombre mood is quickly broken by a rollicking, sleigh bell festooned rendition of Jingle Bells. Christmas Classics serves as a wonderful tribute to the late country star.