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It's Christmas Time


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  • Audio CD (October 7, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • ASIN: B0000AYLIL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. White Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
3. I'd Like To Have An Elephant For Christmas
4. Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons
5. Blue Christmas
6. Mr. & Mrs. Snowman
7. It's Christmas Time
8. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. Silver Bells
10. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
11. Little Christmas Angel
12. It's Christmas Every Day In Alaska
13. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Editorial Reviews

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Hank Thompson was a honky tonk and Western swing singer from Texas and his 1964 Sundazed reissue will be a true gift to lovers of both genres. Thompson wraps most of his tunes in pedal steel, trimmed by the fiddles and piano of the Brazos Valley Boys, but it's his big, no-frills personal vocal style and handful of originals that make It's Christmas Time memorable and collectible. For this effort, Thompson penned "I'd Like To Have An Elephant For Christmas" (a perfect novelty flipside for "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas") and the even more charming "Mr. And Mrs. Snowman." For the more adult minded, there's his "Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons" and a lovable oddity titled "Its Christmas Every Day In Alaska." Thompson's style has long gone out of favor in Nashville and LA, but for those with an ear for cowboy sincerity and a hankering for country and western music before it became Country, here's a little overlooked gem ready to be gift-wrapped. --Martin Keller

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "mahes" on November 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Hank Thompson is one of country music's all time greats and I can't tell you how delighted I was to see this reissue of this fantastic 1964 Christmas album. I highly recommend this album to not only Hank Thompson fans, but it should be in everybody Christmas collection in my opinion. You will love Hank's beautiful and smoothe voice and my favorite song from this album is Mr and Mrs. Snowman. You will love the sound of the Brazos Valley Boys. My darling Nafisah Anif will always be my Christmas angel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 57Johnnie on February 2, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I think I have almost all of Hank's CDs and there isn't a clunker in the lot. This is very fine country Christmas music with a lot of Hank's humor.
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A fine, fun holiday record, western swing with a honkytonk beat, with Thompson's jovial touch added to standards such as "White Christmas," "Silver Bells," "Rudolph," and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," as well as loopy Thompson originals like "I'd Like To Have An Elephant For Christmas" and "It's Christmas Every Day In Alaska." Thompson and longtime producer Ken Nelson bend the songs to their will, moulding each one to match Thompson's distinctive, instantly recognizable, bouncy hillbilly swing style. Best of all, is the gusto with which Thompson tackles each tune -- his delivery is vibrant and heartfelt; it may be just another goofy, cornball Christmas record, but it's lively and enjoyable, a cut or two above similar efforts by other artists. Plus, guitar whiz Joe Maphis provides a sparkling counterpoint to the band's infectious beat. Hey, even a curmudeonly country Scrooge like myself can get into this one!
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By Mrs. C on December 30, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I just love this cd. I remember my mother having this album when I was a child and the song "I'd like to have an elephant for Christmas" was always my favorite growing up. I was so thrilled to find this on cd and enjoyed it immensely through the Christmas season. It brought back so many wonderful memories, and the songs are so much better than the ones the radio stations play over and over.
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