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Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House (CD)

Year: 1982
Label: Ranwood
Catalog Number: RBD-2000
Number of Discs: 1
Editor's Rating: (Read Review)
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Track Listing:

1. Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House  Song Info 
2. Joy to the World  Song Info 
3. White Christmas  Song Info 
4. Away in a Manger  Song Info 
5. Carol of the Bells  Song Info 
6. Silent Night  Song Info 
7. Merry Christmas Day  Song Info 
8. We Three Kings of Orient Are  Song Info 
9. Ring Those Christmas Bells  Song Info 
10. Adeste Fideles  Song Info 

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Editor's Review

This is a perfectly fine (though short) CD. The problem is, there aren't any songs/versions on this CD that aren't included on one of the other Lawrence Welk Christmas CDs. If you like Lawrence Welk, or just love good Christmas music, pass this one up and get "22 Merry Christmas Favorites", "Christmas Memories", and "Jingle Bells" instead. Those CDs will get you the majority of the recordings that were included in Reader's Digest's splendid 4-record set issued in 1969/1970, as well as a few additional songs and alternate versions, notably the Lennon Sisters' rendition of "Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House".

Having said all of that, if you do get this CD, or receive it as a gift, you'll enjoy it just fine. "Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House" and "Ring Those Christmas Bells" alone are worth it.

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Song Information

Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Singers
Song Credits: George Cates (Composer), Green (Composer)

The warm, neighborly spirit of friendship that lights up all our houses at Christmastime glow through this inviting song, composed by Lawrence Welk's musical director, George Cates. The lyrics, expressing the heartfelt emotions of this holiday season, are sung by the twenty-eight voices of the Lawrence Welk Singers. This group, which has a remarkably intimate feeling for such a large ensemble of voices, is conducted by Lyn Murray, who led vocal groups for Andre Kostelanetz and on the Hit Parade radio show before he brought his talents to the Welk organization. He has also served as an arranger for such singers as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and the late Judy Garland. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

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White Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Singers
Song Credits: Irving Berlin (Composer)

Irving Berlin had been a successful songwriter for almost forty years by 1942, with more hits to his credit than any other popular composer. But there were still many, many more great songs to come and, in that year, he set a challenge for himself by undertaking to write a film score that would include songs for all the national holidays. The song he wrote for Christmas was "White Christmas", which has been estimated to be the most valuable popular song in the world. Bing Crosby, who added immeasurably to his own wealth by singing it, introduced it in the motion picture Holiday Inn. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

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Carol of the Bells

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Singers
Song Credits: George Cates (Adaptation), Frank Scott (Adaptation)

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Merry Christmas Day

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Singers
Song Credits: George Cates (Composer), Frank Scott (Composer), Elliott (Composer)

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Ring Those Christmas Bells

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Singers
Song Credits: Marve Fisher (Composer), Levene (Composer)

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