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Spike Jones Christmas
It’s A Spike Jones Christmas

Rhino R2 70196

1. Jingle Bells Medley:
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
The Christmas Song
Jingle Bells

2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

3. The Night Before Christmas

4. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

5. Silent Night

6. Sleigh Ride

7. My Birthday Comes On Christmas

8. Snow Medley:
The First Snow Fall
Let It Snow

9. Nuttin’ For Christmas

10. Deck The Halls Medley:
Deck The Halls With Holly
Away In The Manger
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
The First Noel

11. White Christmas Medley:

Winter Wonderland
Silver Bells
White Christmas

12. (I’m The) Angel In The Christmas Play

13. Christmas Cradle Song

14. Frosty, The Snow Man

15. Hark Medley:
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
O, Little Town Of Bethlehem
Joy To The World
O, Come All Ye Faithful

16. Christmas Alphabet Medley:
Christmas Alphabet
Merry Christmas Polka
Christmas in America

17. Santa Claus’ Son

18. Christmas Island

19. Victor Young Medley:
It’s Christmas Time
Sleep Well Little Children

20. Here Comes Santa Claus

21. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The idea for this album was not original with me. Helen and I get our biggest thrill from enjoying entertainment with our children, Linda Lee, Spike, Jr., Leslie Ann and Gina Maria. With sex and violence the major trend in motion pictures, stage shows with family appear almost extinct, and my entire family getting powder burns from watching Private Eyes and Cowboys shoot it out on the T.V. screen, it hasn’t been easy to sustain our togetherness.

However at Christmas time our search for FAMILY FUN is naturally much easier. One of the major delights we share, not only with each other, but with anyone who drops over, is group singing. My children don’t think I’ll ever be another Como, in fact they wonder how I got the six Gold Records I have hanging in my study, but at least they like my spirit and we all have a ball. Instead of gathering around the piano we make it with the Hi-Fi set and records. Not so long ago, Spike Jr., said, “Why do we have to keep changing records to get all the songs we like to sing? WHY CAN’T WE HAVE ALL THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC WE WANT ON ONE RECORD?”

And so Music Lovers, here it is! THIRTY-FIVE of the most wonderful CHRISTMAS SONGS, HYMNS AND CAROLS, from the most sacred of all, SILENT NIGHT, sung reverently by my twenty-five voice choir, to the laugh provoking TWO FRONT TEETH, tenderly rendered by the mischievous George Rock; from Irving Berlin’s melodic desire shared by millions, I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS to JINGLE BELLS, sung even in Pig-Latin by the City Slicker Juniors (seven of my thirty-one nieces and nephews).

Jud Conlon, whom I consider to be the most brilliant choral arranger in television and recording today, not only added greatly to his many artistic achievements in vocal scoring for this album, but has purposely made the melody and harmony parts so easy to follow that even I sound like I graduated from Julliard, Magna Cum Louder, when we gather at our house to sing.

In “IT’S A SPIKE JONES CHRISTMAS,” I sincerely hope I have created something that will be enjoyed as long as children enjoy Christmas!

From my family to yours, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, always...

Spike Jones
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