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Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas

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The Essential NOW That's What I Call Christmas is the 2008 Christmas-themed release from the hugely successful NOW That's What I Call Music! series of compilation albums, which have collectively scanned over 70-million units in the U.S. in the last 10 years. This CD presents 25 of the most beloved holiday favorites from some of the greatest music artists of all-time, all on one CD.NOW has sold more than 70 million copies in the US! The three previously-released volumes of NOW That's What I Call Christmas have scanned nearly 6-million units combined! National TV Advertising Campaign targets a wide variety of tween, teen and family skewing networks and programming.


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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)John Lennon and The Harlem Community Choir and The Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono 3:32Album Only
  2. Blue ChristmasElvis Presley 2:06Album Only
  3. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearAndy Williams 2:30Album Only
  4. Baby, It's Cold OutsideDean Martin 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ChristmasJohnny Mathis 2:14Album Only
  6. The Little Drummer BoyHarry Simeone Chorale 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. A Holly Jolly ChristmasBurl Ives 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed ReindeerGene Autry 3:12Album Only
  9. Little Saint NickThe Beach Boys 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. The Chipmunk SongThe Chipmunks 2:20Album Only
11. Santa Claus Is Coming To TownJackson 5 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. Run Rudolph RunChuck Berry 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Grandma Got Run Over By A ReindeerElmo & Patsy 3:26Album Only
14. Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeBrenda Lee 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. Feliz NavidadJosé Feliciano 3:02Album Only
16. This ChristmasDonny Hathaway 4:06Album Only
17. Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney 3:44Album Only
18. Step Into ChristmasElton John 4:27Album Only
19. Last ChristmasWham! 4:46Album Only
20. Jingle Bell RockHall & Oates 2:02Album Only
21. Do You Hear What I HearCarrie Underwood 4:10Album Only
22. Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)Amy Grant 5:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
23. MistletoeColbie Caillat 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
24. This Christmas (Could Be The One)Ledisi 4:42Album Only
25. Silent NightThe Temptations 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMe
  • ASIN: B001EI5BZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (493 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,202 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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47 of 57 people found the following review helpful By C. Gustafson on October 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Basically this is a compilation of 16 tracks already featured on previous Now Christmas releases, and 9 new additions:

Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Amy Grant - Breath Of Heaven
Hall & Oates - Jingle Bell Rock
Carrie Underwood - Do You Hear What I Hear
Colbie Caillat - Misletoe
Ledisi - This Christmas
The Temptations - Silent Night

Unless you absolutely need these songs, your money would be better spent on Now Christmas 1, 2, or 3. They cost the same and come with more music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Lennox on December 19, 2012
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There's quite a bit of good music on this album; about 20 of the songs are definitive Christmas classics that you hear played (or maybe overplayed?) on the radio and in shopping malls every December. Johnny Mathis' It's Starting to Look Like Christmas, Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad, and Hall & Oates' Jingle Bell Rock (Daryl's Version) are all favorites worth the purchase to me. My only minor complaint is that I wish Beach Boys' Little Saint Nick was the single version and not the album version as it is here; the single version has a more "Christmasey" sound to it. Also I was surprised by the version of Wham's Last Christmas on here; it's not the single or "Pudding Mix" version but rather a rare alternate mix with a distinct "clapper" sound and a missing verse. Not really as good as the hit version but still an interesting listen, and pretty hard to find otherwise. Overall though the album's one of the better Christmas compilations you'll come across and if you can get it during Amazon's frequent mp3 promotions it's a bargain.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Y. Steils on December 10, 2012
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I bought this MP-3 music album to listen to on my way to Seattle, WA this Christmas as all my Christmas CD's are packed away with my Christmas decorations. It has all the artists and songs I like. I would recommend this to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kaitlin Thorsen on December 9, 2012
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There is just the right amount of both old and new music on this album/cd/recording. I'm enjoying it a lot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Penn on December 19, 2012
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Wow, first off I'll just say what a steal this is! Just $0.99 for 25 songs! Thanks Amazon. Anyway, this compilation is pretty good. It has a lot of the classics, even right from the beginning. But, it does have some pretty unnecessary tracks. I mean, Carrie Underwood and Colbie Callait? Really? They don't even have Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song", which is very essential. So overall, pretty good, but could use more classics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PFunkEra on December 19, 2012
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I love Christmas music. This is a great album of new versions of classic songs. I got it at a great deal and I couldn't be more pleased with it. Thank you Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis R. Martinez on November 28, 2012
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There are a handful of songs in this 25 song collection that you're bound to enjoy. Whether it's worth buying the whole cd or just a handful of your favorites is the real question. I did get this on sale for $1.99, so I had the luxury of picking and choosing what to keep. Really, if you find 9 songs you like, then you're ahead of the game. Lots of variety from a lot of quality singers, but with most Christmas/Holiday songs your taste with how the artist sings them may vary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MovieMan on November 25, 2012
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I can't believe how many of my all time favorite Christmas songs are in this collection. One after another, I just couldn't believe it. I'm so happy that I found this collection. These are the song I wait to hear every Christmas. Now I can hear them anytime. So happy. If you love Christmas music like I do, this is a must have!
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