- Audio CD (August 13, 1996)
- Original Release Date: December 7, 1969
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony Wonder (Audio)
- ASIN: B000006O7I
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The only significant holiday tv special recordings not included here are the nifty "Heat Miser" and "Snow Miser" from Rankin-Bass's Year Without A Santa Claus (you can find those on Nick At Nite's A Classic Cartoon Christmas Too) and A Charlie Brown Christmas' "Christmas Time Is Here," "Hark The Herald," and "O Tannenbaum" (available on Vince Guaraldi's Christmas cd and on Nick At Nite's A Classic Cartoon Christmas). Plus, "Welcome Christmas" and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from How The Grinch Stole Christmas (also found on A Classic Cartoon Christmas). All of these songs will make you feel like a kid again. Happy listening!
All of the songs are well done, and come straight off the soundtrack for the Christmas special. Rankin/Bass has always meant holiday fun, and this CD is no exception.
The only complaint about this CD is that it could have been better. Rankin/Bass has a treasure horde of Christmas songs, both traditional and original. Songs from "The Year Without a Santa Claus" would have been appreciated. For what it is, it is a good CD. But it could have been better.
Ah well, "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle, I can hear those sleigh bells ring, I am old Kris Kringle, I'm the king of jingle ling..."
You'll play this one over and over.
You may even play it too much.
I have fond memories of watching those animated specials on television, so I really love this CD. The CD includes both familiar holiday standards, as well as songs which are specific to these animated films. Some show business legends sing several of the songs: Jimmy Durante ("Frosty the Snowman"), Fred Astaire ("Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"), and Burl Ives ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and two others).
My favorite selections are the songs specific to the animated films and their characters: "Put One Foot in Front of the Other" (from "Santa Claus..."), a wonderful duet between Mickey Rooney and Keenan Wynn; "We're a Couple of Misfits" (from "Rudolph..."), sung by Billie Richards and Paul Soles; and more. A great CD for children, and for adults who still love these characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Songs from my childhood, just magical. Rare album and hard to find. A must have. Nostalgic.Published 6 months ago by musicguy
very nice cd great music from the cartoons i would recomend this to anyonePublished 18 months ago by gary
This Christmas compilation of Songs includes all the ones you remember as a child from your favorite Christmas holiday classics. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Lace
Ever since I was little, I always liked these Christmas favorites. When I saw there was a CD, I purchased a copy. I love it!Published on February 15, 2013 by JJC
This collection of songs doesn't even scratch the surface of all the original music in the Rankin Bass library. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by bgilzean