Andy Williams Christmas (2CDs)

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ANDY WILLIAMS: The Complete Christmas Recordings (2-CD Set)

  • Andy Williams Was "Mr. Christmas"
  • This Is the First-Ever Collection of His Complete Christmas Recordings
  • Includes the Multiple #1-Charting Albums The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas along with his 1974 album Christmas Present
  • Features the Christmas Chart Hits "White Christmas" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" 
• Also Includes Definitive Renditions of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "The Bells of St. Mary's"
  • Rarities Include the B-Side
"Ave Maria," Unreleased Foreign- Language Versions of "White Christmas," and the "Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart"/"The Wind, The Sand and the Star" Single
Andy Recorded for the Cadence Label
  • Notes by John Alexander
  • Photos
  • Remastered at Sony's Battery Studios in NYC by Sean Brennan 

Andy Williams didn’t gain the nickname “Mr. Christmas” for nothing. His first Christmas album, 1963’s The Andy Williams Christmas Album, remains one of the most popular holiday releases of all time, vaulting to #1 on the charts and staying there for nine weeks, and re-entering the Christmas charts 10 straight years after that, twice at #1! It also spawned a #1 holiday hit with his rendition of “White Christmas” and offered the definitive rendition of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” His second Christmas album, 1965’s Merry Christmas, also went to #1, this time for “only” three weeks, and re-entered the Christmas charts for five straight years, twice more at #1 (it, too, featured a Christmas charting single, the #18 hit version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”). Yet, despite all this artistic and commercial success, there has never been a collection that compiled every seasonal side that Andy Williams recorded during his legendary career…until now! Andy Williams: The Complete Christmas Recordings collects all three classic Christmas albums cut for Columbia—the aforementioned LPs The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas plus his 1974 album Christmas Present—plus the Columbia single “Ave Maria,” unreleased Spanish and Italian-language versions of “White Christmas” and, as a special added treat, the 1955 single of “Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart/The Wind, the Sand and the Star” that were the first two songs the young singer cut for the Cadence label back in 1955. John Alexander’s notes touch on the many high points of Andy’s career, and the package also includes photos from the Columbia vaults. 42 tracks that will form the cornerstone of any Christmas music collection.

 Disc One

The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963)

1.  White Christmas

2.  Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season  

3.   The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 

4.  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 

5.  A Song and a Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days of Christmas)

6.  Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells 

7.  The First Noël    

8.  O Holy Night   

9.  Away in a Manger  

10. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 

11. The Little Drummer Boy  

12. Silent Night, Holy Night 

Merry Christmas (1965)

13. Sleigh Ride 

14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  

15. Winter Wonderland 

16. My Favorite Things  

17. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!   

18. Christmas Holiday  

19. Some Children See Him  

20. Do You Hear What I Hear?

21. Little Altar Boy

22. Silver Bells

23. Mary’s Little Boy Child

24. The Bells of St. Mary's

 Disc Two

Christmas Present (1974)

 1.  Christmas Present 

 2.   Joy to the World  

 3.   O Little Town of Bethlehem 

 4.   Christmas Bells  

 5.   It Came upon a Midnight Clear  

 6.   Ave Maria 

 7.   O Come All Ye Faithful

 8.   Angels We Have Heard on High 

 9.    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 

 10.  Ave Maria

 11.  What Child Is This? 

 12.  I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 

 13.  The Lord's Prayer  

 Singles

14.  Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart  

 15.  The Wind, the Sand and the Star

 16.  Ave Maria  

 Unreleased

 17.  White Christmas (Spanish Version)

 18.  White Christmas (Italian Version)  

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