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Holiday Spirits

Straight No ChaserAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. The Christmas Song 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. This Christmas 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Christmas Wish 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard On High 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Little Saint Nick 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The 12 Days Of Christmas [Live] 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Indiana Christmas 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Christmas [Baby Please Come Home] 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Carol Of The Bells 2:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just ... Read more in Amazon's Straight No Chaser Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B001G0LBXS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Originally formed a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the a cappella group has reassembled and reemerged after their video for 'The 12 Days of Christmas' became a phenomenon with almost 8 million views on YouTube. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal- the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense...and with a sense of humor.

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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC Christmas CD! October 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album is a PERFECT addition to your Christmas CD collection! There are classic Christmas songs, NEW Christmas songs, and twists of your favorites. You MUST listen! These guys are fantastic!!

My favorites are (of course) The 12 Days of Christmas (absolutely amazing!!!!), Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Indiana Christmas (original song that is wonderful...especially since I'm from Indiana!), and my favorite of all....Auld Lang Syne. You've never heard Auld Lang Syne arranged like this before!

It's amazing! Buy it today!!!! I'm already in the Christmas spirit and it's not even November yet! :)
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Harmonious Christmas October 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Straight No Chaser's "Holiday Spirits" is a must have addition to your Christmas music collection. While you may have many of these songs already in your collection, Dan Ponce and Walter Chase's arrangements and the tight a cappella harmonies Straight No Chaser fuses together are more than worth adding repeats to your collection. They also include two original songs, "Christmas Wish" and "Indiana Christmas", written by Dan Ponce the founder of the group.

Their humor is never more apparent than in their live version of "The 12 Days of Christmas", the only live song on the album. The song truly encompasses the feeling of watching them on stage, which I have been privileged to do many times throughout the 10 years since they were formed.

Give it a listen, or two, or three, add it as a permanent feature on your iPod, in your CD player, and have a Merry Christmas!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just keep getting better December 15, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After watching these guys on Youtube for over a year and loving their performances, I bought the cd in hopes they could keep the same beautiful harmonics and they didnt disappoint. AFter listening to the songs, I had to order more to give out as gifts this year. Couldnt think of a better way to spread the holiday cheer and share the passion and joy of the season. These guys have done a phenomenal job and I'm just thrilled they were able to share it with us.

Santa Claus is coming to town was arranged so beautifully, it became an instant favorite.

Jingle Bell Rock was always a favorite, but with their wonderful voices, it makes the instrumental version seem cheesy.

The Christmas song was never one of my personal faves, even with classic performers. But it fits perfectly with a 10 voice group that can show the true definition of how it SHOULD be done.

This Christmas is a fun song that you just cant hold still for. As soon as Jerome starts to sing, you cant help but bounce along.

Christmas Wish is a beautiful song and Dan Ponce did a fantastic job on the lyrics and arrangement.

Hark the Harald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High is a truly inspirational piece that brings out the feeling of the season. Their arrangement sounds like heaven opened up and allowed us the chance to hear a brief glimpse of perfection.

Little Saint Nick is probably one of my favorites. Like so many of their songs, they blew the original artists out of the water with their rendition!

12 Days of Christmas never gets old. I'm absolutely addicted to it. If I hear another version, I get mad and ask 'Where's Africa?" Now the song seems weak without it!

Indiana Christmas is another triumph by Dan.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is awesome !! October 28, 2008
By BMAM4
Format:Audio CD
If you like Holiday music, you will absolutely love this one. A fresh, current sound that will appeal to all ages. A must for the holidays !!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE christmas CD of the year October 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i will be playing this CD with my Christmas tree, stockings, while serving eggnog to my friends. it is a much needed addition to anybody's Christmas collection. bravo to the straight no chaser guys!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Destined to be a holiday classic! December 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I somehow missed the YouTube phenomenon last year of 12 Days of Christmas. My old favorite used to be Kenny Roger's version of having audience members come on stage to sing it with him with hilarious results. That is nothing compared to the way SNC does it. By far the best and most entertaining. This cd is a must have on your Christmas list. Every song is artfully done and a pleasure to listen to. Pure Christmas joy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what *real* talent sounds like. December 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
In today's world of sampling, auto-tuning, and other musical trickery, you seldom get a chance to hear 10 pure voices singing in harmony with no accompaniment.

This music is the real deal. Most people have heard their rendition of "12 Days of Christmas", but they'll suprise you with many more of the best versions of old Christmas classics out there, along with an incredible new song, Indiana Christmas.

If you like Christmas music at all, you're bound to like this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight No Chaser has done it again December 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I became enamoured with Straight No Chaser when I found them on YouTube a year ago. I proceeded to buy their 10 year reunion DVD and it was fabulous! I watched the promos for Holiday Spirits and purchased it post haste and it certainly didn't disappoint. I don't know what Dave Ponce's musical background is, but he is very talented as are all of the members of the group and I hope they set up a US tour in the near future. My favorites on this CD are the group's updated version of Auld Lang Syne, Dave Ponce's original Indiana Christmas and, of course, the song that made them famous The Twelve Days of Christmas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth owning!
Listen to this year round!! Wonderful harmonies, great song arrangements, and unforgettable version of "12 Days of Christmas". Get your copy ASAP!
Published 5 days ago by Norma Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD for the Holiday season
We love this group, especially in their original line-up. The songs are beautiful, the musical arrangements are special, and the recording is of very good quality, too. Read more
Published 14 days ago by DW-77
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Wonderful & great gift.
Published 18 days ago by book maven
5.0 out of 5 stars I love them! They are great
Most talented people! I love them! They are great!
Published 21 days ago by Richard Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Their album is great. Their version of" the 12 Days of Christmas" ...
Their album is great. Their version of" the 12 Days of Christmas" is funny, and I love" Indiana Christmas. " I very pleased with my purchase.
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Schreiter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the sound. Can't wait for Christmas so I can play it over and over.
Published 1 month ago by Gary/Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday Cheer
Straight No Chaser is awesome and their album 'Holiday Spirits' is just as awesome! I love their voices and their song selection is pretty good, too. They scream holiday cheer!
Published 1 month ago by Tiffiny Hargrave
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas songs will never be the same again
I was first introduced to these guys while browsing the satellite radio station one morning on my way to work. Instantly hooked on their Christmas albums. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CMarz19
4.0 out of 5 stars Gives variety
A pretty good Christmas CD that is family friendly. I am always looking for variety for Christmas music and this was pretty good.
Published 1 month ago by tmb
5.0 out of 5 stars So entertaining!
Love this cd! Can't help but bebop along!
Published 1 month ago by Betty Stander
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SnC - Holiday CD won't play - what 's the deal?
This is Walter Chase from the group Straight No Chaser. I wanted to let you know that I saw your post about the problem you have encountered with the disk. I wanted to let you know that I have forwarding this concern along, and hopefully someone from our label will be contacting you (or... Read More
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