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* Seasonal Recording *

Charted: December 1, 1945


Rating: 4.345 (average of 10 ratings)


Genre: traditional pop/ Christmas music


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Silent Night
  2. Adeste Fideles
  3. White Christmas
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. Faith of Our Fathers
  6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  7. Jingle Bells (with The Andrews Sisters & Vic Schoen)
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (with Carol Richards and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra)
  9. Silver Bells (with Carol Richards and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra)
  10. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  11. Christmas in Killarney
  12. Mele Kalikimaka (with The Andrews Sisters & Vic Shoen)


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 4 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 15 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 39
peak on U.K. album chart --


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Silent Night (12/21/35) #7 US, #8 UK. Sales: 10 million.
  • White Christmas (10/3/42) #1 US, #29 UK, #3 AC, #1 RB. Sales: 30 million.
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas (12/4/43) #3 US, #8 RB. Sales: 1 million.
  • Jingle Bells (12/25/43) #19 US
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (12/25/43) #22 US
  • Silver Bells (12/27/52) #20 US
  • Adeste Fideles (O, Come All Ye Faithful) (12/12/60) #45 US


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Rated best album of the year by DMDB.


Merry Christmas (aka “White Christmas”)
Bing Crosby
Review:
“Try to forget the fact that Bing Crosby probably never had to record another song in his life after he immortalized White Christmas. If you can do that, you’ll find plenty more to like in this crooning Christmas collection” (Gdula).

“‘Der Bingle’ in two distinctly different moods: from the solemnity of Silent Night and Adeste Fidelis (sung in Latin and English) to the playfulness (‘gonna have a lotta fun’) on Jingle Bells, with The Andrews Sisters providing some smiles with their ‘Ji-ji-jingle’ vocals” (MacDonald).

“But no matter what you’re told, ‘White Christmas’ will be the number one reason for sticking this one in your stocking. And who can blame you? It’s as timeless now as it was way back when” (Gdula).


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Last updated April 5, 2008.