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What is a memory?
A scent… a fleeting image…. the warmth of a familiar touch... a
What is Christmas?
The happy association of memories…the tantalizing aroma of
roast turkey or rum-drenched fruit cake…. the glow of moonlight on
a snow-covered hillside… the feverish grasp of a sticky little hand
on Christmas morning… and Silent Night, The First Noël, Toyland,
Ave Maria, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Can one conjure up Christmas recollections without seeming to
hear a few bars here and there of the music that's synonymous with
this beloved holiday?
For those whose memories of Christmas are rich with images of
the frosty, nose-reddening, mulled-cider season, there's the accompanying lilt of Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells and Happy Holiday..
For others, the meaning of Christmas lies in the traditional holy
theme, with the melodies of Away In A Manger, O Come, All Ye
Faithful, Ave Maria, The First Noël.
And there are the rousing Christmas songs like God Rest Ye
Merry Gentlemen, Auld Lang Syne, We Wish You A Merry Christmas
and those that serve as gentle nostalgic ties, like I'll Be Home
For Christmas and Happy Holiday.
Haunting melodies….. bits of lyrics…. added all together they
form the memories that Christmas is made of…..THE ENCHANTMENT OF CHRISTMAS.
And what about the incomparable musical magicians who cast
their enchanting spell? Old friends, all….. wonderful company on
this happy holiday… Guy Lombardo, Fred Waring, Lawrence Welk,
Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Kitty Wells, Jack Jones, Roger Williams,
The Trapp Family Singers, Judy Garland, and many others.
And each joyfully offers his artistry, commemorating the warm
beauty of Christmas…THE ENCHANTMENT OF CHRISTMAS
1 Jingle Bells
Performer – Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians
2 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; The First Noel
Performer – Jack Jones
3 Angels We Have Heard On High
Performer – The Trapp Family Singers
4 Away In A Manger
Performer – Kitty Wells
5 Ave Maria
Performer – McGuire Sisters
6 O Come All Ye Faithful
Performer – The Four Aces
7 The Birthday Of A King
Performer – Judy Garland
8 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Performer – The Columbus Boychoir
9 Silent Night
Performer – Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
10 Auld Lang Syne
Performer – The Ames Brothers
1 Winter Wonderland
Performer – Louis Armstrong
2 The Christmas Song
Performer – Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music
Performer – Pete Fountain
4 Silver Bells
Performer – Brenda Lee
Performer – Roger Williams
6 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Performer – Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra
7 Happy Holiday
Performer – Bing Crosby