- Audio CD (November 12, 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Purple Crow
- ASIN: B00007FZIE
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Merry Merry Merry Christmas From Captain Kangaroo
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I compared it with my original, scratchy, vinyl version of the same album and this CD is missing: "Sleigh Ride", "Little Fir Tree" and most importantly "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas".
I stupidly assumed that a CD with the same title would have all of the songs of the original.
"Hippopotamus" is THE reason to own this album and the worst song I could think of to leave off of the CD. Everyone I have spoken to who loved this album as a child says the same thing.
A bit disappointing. Find a scratchy vinyl copy with ALL of the songs.
If it had all the songs the old vinyl did, it would be the best Christmas album in the world.
This CD is missing: "Sleigh Ride", "Little Fir Tree" and most importantly "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". Those were the best songs on the album.
I was amazed when I found this album on CD a few years ago. I always thought it was too obscure of a Christmas album to be released on CD. Get it while you can and enjoy!
Note: I gave this current CD version of the album 4 stars because of the unfortunate deletion of 3 songs from the original album (I love the missing "Little Fir Tree" - where else would you hear this song!). I was fortunate, however, to have purchased the CD on the "Drive Archive" label (also found on this website, but "out of stock" - probably forever). That 1998 release had all 17 songs from the original album. It is unbelievable that the current label which has released the CD this time around has deleted 3 songs! Why???!!!
Overall, fun for kids and those who were kids when they heard it first.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
iTunes has the entire album - no missing songs! Can't believe Amazon is not offering that version.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had this album when I was a little girl.. I bought so that my grandchildren could listen and my sisiters and brother and I could reminiss. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by EJT
I was going to purchase this cd, i was so excited to find it available on cd! but leaveing off little fir tree and i wan't a hippo for christmas. why? Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by scotty c
I purchased this CD because my brother and I used to listen to this album together when we were kids, about 45 years ago. The sound quality was very good. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Lynn
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