℗ Originally Released 1963 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
The Andy Williams Christmas Album Tracklist:
There are only a handful of Christmas albums that are necessary and this is one. I'm pretty sure all the great Christmas songs have been written and no remake will ever touch the classics. Sorry, Taylor. ❤️
If "It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" and Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells don't put you in the holiday Spirit, then you're truly a Grinch! My very favorite by Andy, which is not on this album, is Sleigh ride. His songs are happy, full of holiday cheer. It just makes me feel so festive! I've listened to him since I was a little girl and many, many years later, he is the one to put me in the holiday spirit. Other artists can sing the same songs, but there's only one Andy Williams. I am forever grateful for his music and the Memories that he's given to me. Christmas isn't Christmas without him.
Even as a child, and later as a teenager, I loved Andy Williams' voice all year long. My favorite of the Christmas songs has always been Andy's rendition of "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year".
If one can't watch the Andy Williams Christmas specials any more, this is the next best thing. As a kid my family and I waited for the cozy specials with Andy's family and guest stars. It marked the begining of the Christmas season. Listening to Williams' warm inviting voice is like curling up in front of the TV and being carried away to that magical Childhood memory.
I lose respect for an artist that does a lot of covers. I also lose respect for an artist that does multiple holiday albums. Andy Williams' music is, for the most part, bereft of inspiration and emotion. Yeah, sure, he sings with vibrato, (in that pompous, arrogantly androgynous tone of his) but his voice lacks feeling. I hear "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and want to kill myself.
I Have Bing, Frank, Dean, Nat & Tony's Christmas albums... Nobody does Christmas better than Andy. O Holy Night never fails to give me goose bumps. Christmas would not be Christmas around our house without this Classic, It is the Andy Williams Christmas album that never fails to get me into the spirit of the seasons. I've been listening to it every year since 1963, and I've never been disappointed. Thanks, Andy
Just read the 'Ebeneezer iTunes' review. While I share the 'album only' frustration when it effects me, the decision to do that is usually not made by iTunes. iTunes can only sell what they are licensed to sell by the owners of the recordings -- the record labels. Labels will often choose to limit the sale of particular songs for the express purpose of getting people to buy a full album. It goes back to when artists would release Greatest Hits collections, but also record a few new singles to promote the album at radio. Fans would then have to buy the album to get the new songs even though they had all the other songs on other records. I imagine iTunes doesn't care much one way or another. Their margin on the sale of singles and albums is really pretty close to the same. If the labels put a restricion on the sale of their intellectual property, then iTunes has to comply. I know it's annoying, but let's not assume it's iTunes that's at fault. There are plenty of other less visible players in the game making these kinds of decision. Besides, the one star rating is bad for poor Andy 'Mr. Christmas' Williams.
I can't say how much I love this CD. I remember my mom having the record of this when I was younger. Like others have said it isn't christmas without Andy Williams. It is so good to see that all the songs are available. I must add one of my favorites is still "A Song and a Christmas Tree"
Great memories from yester year and today. There's nothing like a gathering of family, friends & Andy at Christmas time. However, I am disapointed that I can't purchase songs individually on this particular album. Holiday Season
This is the perfect Christmas album. Make some hot coco, with a fuzzy blanket, all sitting around the fireplace, and put this album on. I'm telling you, it's the perfect evening. This is a must buy album for the holiday season. Wortgh the $10
There is absolutely no Christmas in my house without Andy WIlliam's Christmas albums. I am 24 years old and grew up listening to this album with my parents. I went to see him live last year & am proud to say I had the biggest, cheesiest grim on my face the entire evening! He is a wonderful performer with a warm heart and a tremendous caring spirit.
I can't put up my Christmas tree without listening to this album. I am 36 and have played this album every year while we decorate for the holidays. It wouldn't be Christmas without Andy Williams.
Everyone has something they love about Christmas. Mine is the Christmas music on the radio. I absolutly love it. Andy Williams is one of my favorites. This album is a collection of his wonderful Christmas spirit.
Christmas is not the same unless i put on Andy Williams. He is Christmas to me and my family. Go to Branson and watch his Christmas show, it's fantastic. He still hits the same notes in his early 80's that he did back in his 40's.....