Perry Como Christmas CD

Perry Como Christmas Songs & Music

Throughout a career spanning more than fifty years, American singer and television personality Perry Como tried his hand at almost every style of music imaginable! Pop, jazz, Latin, country and even religious music are just a few of the styles Mr C. made his own. It is little surprise then that Christmas music became another staple of Como's musical repertoire. Throughout his career, the star released five holiday albums, as well as three compilation holiday specials containing the very best of his seasonal hits.

Perry Como Christmas Albums

Around the Christmas Tree / Christmas Joy

1953: Around the Christmas Tree / Christmas Joy

Como’s first Christmas album, Around the Christmas Tree opens with a charming reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Complete with musical interludes, the piece sets the perfect tone for a good old-fashioned holiday album. Around the Christmas Tree features just four tracks and was released simultaneously with Christmas Joy. Both these albums served as something of a novelty, coming complete with a Christmas ornament to cut out and hang on the Christmas tree! These two 1953 albums were to become part of a larger project, as the world was to discover a few years later…

Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music

1956: Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music

Three years after the release of Como’s Christmas tasters, Around the Christmas Tree and Christmas Joy, the two albums were combined into the full length Merry Christmas Music. Coming in at sixteen tracks, the record is a great mix of classics like Silent Night and The Twelve Days of Christmas plus lesser-known carols like C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Como is accompanied throughout by full orchestra and the mix of muted trumpets and lush strings is perfect for conjuring up cold, cosy Christmases of days gone by!

Seasons Greetings from Perry Como

1959: Seasons Greetings from Perry Como

Perry Como is all packaged up like a Christmas gift on the cover of his 1959 holiday offering. The album opens with a re-recording of Como’s own Christmas hit (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays, before treating listeners to renditions of eight classic carols. Some are songs that had appeared on his earlier Christmas albums and others are new renditions, all with the same lush and warm orchestrations that are synonymous with Como’s Christmas music.

The Perry Como Christmas Album

1968: The Perry Como Christmas Album

It was another nine years before Perry Como brought more Christmas joy to his fans with the 1968 release The Perry Como Christmas Album. Whereas his last holiday album was a compilation of some of the world’s most famous Christmas songs, this record features several more unusual tracks like Toyland, plus a few lesser known carols such as Do You Hear What I Hear? By the release of this album, Como’s fans knew what to expect when it came to his holiday music. That same warm, sit by the fire with a mug of cocoa feel is here in bucket-loads, no doubt ensuring Como’s legion of fans were not disappointed.

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Forever

1982: I Wish it Could Be Christmas Forever

Nearly thirty years after his first holiday release, Perry Como gave his fans one last Christmas present; the 1982 album I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever. Like his other holiday albums, many of the tracks are shared between his other seasonal releases, although listeners of this album were blessed with dreamy new renditions of songs like Silver Bells and White Christmas. The closing track is sure to make listeners wish it really could be Christmas forever; a moving rendition of the hymn Bless This House in which Como’s luxurious voice is accompanied by a lush full choir.

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