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NOW Essential Christmas

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)Yoko Ono 3:32Album Only
listen  2. Blue ChristmasElvis Presley 2:06Album Only
listen  3. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearAndy Williams 2:30Album Only
listen  4. Baby, It's Cold OutsideDean Martin 2:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ChristmasJohnny Mathis 2:14Album Only
listen  6. The Little Drummer BoyHarry Simeone Chorale 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. A Holly Jolly ChristmasBurl Ives 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed ReindeerGene Autry 3:12Album Only
listen  9. Little Saint NickThe Beach Boys 2:00Album Only
listen10. The Chipmunk SongThe Chipmunks 2:20Album Only
listen11. Santa Claus Is Coming To TownJackson 5 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Run Rudolph RunChuck Berry 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Grandma Got Run Over By A ReindeerElmo & Patsy 3:26Album Only
listen14. Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeBrenda Lee 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Feliz NavidadJosé Feliciano 3:02Album Only
listen16. This ChristmasDonny Hathaway 4:06Album Only
listen17. Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney 3:44Album Only
listen18. Step Into ChristmasElton John 4:27Album Only
listen19. Last ChristmasWham! 4:46Album Only
listen20. Jingle Bell RockDaryl Hall & John Oates 2:02Album Only
listen21. Do You Hear What I HearCarrie Underwood 4:10Album Only
listen22. Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)Amy Grant 5:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. MistletoeColbie Caillat 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. This Christmas (Could Be The One)Ledisi 4:42Album Only
listen25. Silent NightThe Temptations 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMe
  • ASIN: B001EI5BZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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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46 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars kind of silly... 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Songs December 10, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the right.... December 9, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Christmas hit August 7, 2013
By Talia
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This is a great cd if you want something to have on in the background during the Christmas season. There's nothign new here, but the familiar favorites will make you smile and some holiday cheer to the your home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars It is what you expect it t be.. December 19, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
Christmas music, almost classic, at a price that I couldn't resist. Thank you Amazon, nice gesture for the holidays! Merry Christmas to you all:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Compilation December 19, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
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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