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Holiday Spirits

October 27, 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Release Date: October 27, 2008
  • Label: Atco/Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2008 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
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  • Total Length: 43:15
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  • ASIN: B001IUMJXW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,737 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great CD, very talented group.
Roger D. Blumenthal
We love the songs on this CD and have played them any time even though it really is a Christmas album.
Michael Myers
I would highly recommend it as an addition to your Holiday music collection.
Gene F. Graham

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Julie M. Van Winkle on 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 By Katharyn L. Wheeler on October 29, 2008
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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 By Cassie E. on December 15, 2008
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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 By BMAM4 on October 28, 2008
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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 By Raymond J. Lee on October 29, 2008
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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 By Book Reviewer on December 7, 2008
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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 By Jeff Kissel on December 23, 2008
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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 By Sarah K. Collier on December 22, 2008
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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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