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Christmas With The California Raisins


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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Priority Records
  • ASIN: B000003A73
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Jingle Bell Rock
3. Winter Wonderland
4. White Christmas
5. Silent Night
6. Sleigh Ride
7. Frosty The Snowman
8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. It's Christmas Again
10. Happy Christmas

Customer Reviews

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A perfect addition to anyones Christmas collection!! :)
Christina
Hands down this is the best Christmas album I have heard in years.
Phillip N. Thomas
Got to have the California Raisins with Christmas music!
barb

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason C Moore on December 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD
For everyone still looking for this it is note for note and word for word on Buddy Miles Greatest Christmas hits. That Cd can be found almost everywhere and a more normal cost then purchasing these. If you can do without the album artwork then purchase Buddy Miles Greatest Christmas hits its the very same thing!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Phillip N. Thomas on December 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Christmas with the California Raisins was given to me shortly after its release in 1988. Since that time I have recently lost my copy. Hands down this is the best Christmas album I have heard in years. There is just something about it that puts you in the holiday spirit even if you are feeling like a "Scrooge". If you can find a copy of this on cd or cassette, please do yourself a favor and get it. You will not be disapointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hughesgirl on December 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am 27 and every year I look forward to hearing this CD. I listened to it growing up and now my children will grow up to it. It's fun to dance to and puts you in a good mood. It's a little dorky but it's still a classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 20, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Back in the 1980's when the California Raisin Growers' Association commissioned the folks at Claymation to come up with an animated commercial for use on television, little did they know it would blossom into a commercial hit.

In short order Ross Vannelli, brother of Gino and also producer for Earth, Wind & Fire and Howard Hewett, brought a studio group together consisting of drummer and lead vocalist Buddy Miles and vocalists Alfie Silas and Niki Haris, and in early 1988 their rendition of I Heard It Through The Grapevine had cracked into the Billboard Pop Hot 100, finishing at # 84 on Priority 9719 b/w You can't Hurry Love, an L.A. label formed in 1985 by Bryan Turner, Mark Cerami and Steve Drath, all formerly with K-Tel (in the U.K. their release would have Lean On Me as the flip). In 1989 the hit would be re-released on A&M 749.

Although that would be their only charted single, Priority then released the album Christmas With The California Raisins later that year on Priority 7923, and it scored at # 27 on album charts, offering up some standard Christmas tunes along with two, It's Christmas Time Again and Happy Christmas, that you don't get to hear too often.

It's my understanding that Priority still functions as part of EMI, dealing mainly with Hip-Hop, so it would be nice to see this re-released this year to not only bring the delights of The California Raisins to a whole new generation, but also to bring those used prices down to earth!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A.J. Black on November 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I'm 19 yrs. old and I still love this album, my parents got the cassette of this back in the early 90's, and we have listened to it ever since, too bad you cannot buy the CD anymore. I currently own a copy of the CD, I had to download all the songs, but at least I have the album, so if you ever get a chance to buy this, please do, it will not dissapoint!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By barb on November 19, 2012
Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
I used to have this cassette and couldnt find it. Got to have the California Raisins with Christmas music! Was glad to find this classic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becki on December 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Christmas with the California Raisins is one of the most entertaining and refreshing music cd's we've owned. We own the original cassette from 1988, and have nearly worn it out. If you need to get into the spirit of Christmas, like it a bit jazzed, this one's for you!! Kids love it! Don't be surprised if you'll end up loving it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff & Sonya Forrester on December 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The California Raisins capture the spirit of Christmas with their lively and exciting music, expertly sung and played. If there is one Christmas recording every lover of the holidays should not be without, it is this one. You have my personal guarantee you will not be disappointed....rather, it will be far more than you expect!
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