A Lawrence Welk Christmas


Graphic Courtesy of the Welk Gift Shop (Click to Visit)

Search:
Just this site   www
 

 

Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk (LP)

Year: 1970
Label: Reader's Digest / RCA
Catalog Number: RDA 07
Number of Records: 4

Track Listing:

Record 1 , Side 1
1. Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House  Listen   Song Info 
2. Silver Bells  Listen   Song Info 
3. Thanks for Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
4. The Little Drummer Boy  Listen   Song Info 
5. White Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
6. The Christmas Song  Listen   Song Info 

Record 1 , Side 2
1. Merry Christmas Day  Listen   Song Info 
2. Christmas Comes But Once a Year  Listen   Song Info 
3. I'll Be Home for Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
4. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
5. Christmas Dreaming  Listen   Song Info 
6. Sleigh Ride  Listen   Song Info 

Record 2 , Side 1
1. Carol of the Bells  Listen   Song Info 
2. Do You Hear What I Hear?  Listen   Song Info 
3. I Wanna Do More Than Whistle  Listen   Song Info 
4. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  Listen   Song Info 
6. Ring Those Christmas Bells  Listen   Song Info 

Record 2 , Side 2
1. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer  Listen   Song Info 
2. High on a Housetop  Listen   Song Info 
3. A Holly Jolly Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town  Listen   Song Info 
5. Ho Ho Ho  Listen   Song Info 
6. Here Comes Santa Claus  Listen   Song Info 

Record 3 , Side 1
1. O Holy Night  Listen   Song Info 
2. Ave Maria  Listen   Song Info 
3. Gesu Bambino  Listen   Song Info 
4. The Lord's Prayer  Listen   Song Info 
5. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  Listen   Song Info 
6. Holy, Holy, Holy  Listen   Song Info 

Record 3 , Side 2
1. Let's Have an Old-Fashioned Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
3. What Child is This?  Listen   Song Info 
4. Blue Christmas  Listen   Song Info 
5. Christmas in Killarney  Listen   Song Info 
6. Jingle Bells  Listen   Song Info 

Record 4 , Side 1
1. Deck the Halls  Listen   Song Info 
2. Good King Wenceslas  Listen   Song Info 
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  Listen   Song Info 
4. Adeste Fideles  Listen   Song Info 
5. The First Noel  Listen   Song Info 
6. Away in a Manger  Listen   Song Info 

Record 4 , Side 2
1. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  Listen   Song Info 
2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  Listen   Song Info 
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem  Listen   Song Info 
4. We Three Kings of Orient Are  Listen   Song Info 
5. Joy to the World  Listen   Song Info 
6. Silent Night  Listen   Song Info 

Back to Top

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.

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Silver Bells

Featured Performer(s): Norma Zimmer (Vocal), Jimmy Roberts (Vocal)
Song Credits: Ray Evans (Composer), Jay Livingston (Composer)

The exciting sights and sounds of Christmas in the city come sparklingly alive as Jim Roberts and Norma Zimmer join their voices to sing this unique Christmas song. Most Christmas songs are built around the religious aspects of the holiday or family gatherings or, if an outdoor scene is depicted, it is the snow-covered country or a cozy small town. But in this song, the big city, with its lights, glittering shop windows and busy shoppers, also has a warm, Christmas feeling which has been caught by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Thanks for Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Steve Smith (Vocal), Charlotte Harris (Cello)
Song Credits: George Cates (Composer), Codian (Composer)

The simple joys of Christmas, the gratitude and appreciation for those who are close to us and for men of good will all over the world, are an integral part of this joyous season. The rich, mellow combination of Charlotte Harris's singing cello and Steve Smith's clear baritone voice add meaning to the thoughtful philosophy expressed in this song. Redheaded Steve Smith is one of those who have worked their way up through the ranks in Lawrence Welk's Champagne Music Makers. He originally joined the troupe as a member of a vocal quartet called The Blenders. He was the group's lead singer and, when the members of the quartet decided to break up the group and go their separate ways, Lawrence Welk knew enough about Steve Smith's singing talents to invite him to stay on. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

The Little Drummer Boy

Featured Performer(s): Sandi Jensen (Vocal), Salli Flynn (Vocal)
Song Credits: Harry Simeone (Composer), Onorati (Composer), Davis (Composer)

One of the most touching of all the Christmas stories is the moving description of the little shepherd boy who made the pilgrimage to see the baby Jesus. While others set the finest gifts before the newborn King, the poor boy offered the only possession he had - his talent for playing the drum. Since Harry Simeone, a onetime choral director for Fred Waring sho now leads his own singing group, wrote and introduced this song in 1958, it has become one of the most beloved songs in the Christmas repertoire. The charming voices of Sandi and Salli project the mood and feeling of the willing little shepherd boy. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

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.

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

The Christmas Song

Featured Performer(s): Myron Floren (Accordion)
Song Credits: Mel Torme (Composer), Wells (Composer)

Few songs of any kind have conveyed so vividly the smells and sounds and sights of a scene as this warm, nostalgic picture of a family Christmas gathering. Its composer, Mel Torme, was only twenty-one when he wrote it, but he was already a popular singing star. He introduced it in 1946, singing about the "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" in that soft, husky voice that caused him to be known as "The Velvet Fog." However, it was an even more distinctive voice - the warm, intimate tones of Nat "King" Cole - that lifted this song to its status as one of the most lastingly popular of all contemporary Christmas songs. In this recording Myron Floren and his accordion are featured. This paragraph taken from the Reader's Digest collection, "Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk", 1969 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Merry Christmas Day

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

This version also appears on:

Back to Top

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

Featured Performer(s): Clay Hart (Vocal)
Song Credits: Charles (Composer), Roberts (Composer), Clayton (Composer)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Tanya Falan Welk (Vocal)
Song Credits: Johnny Marks (Music), Clement Clarke Moore (Poem)

Back to Top

Sleigh Ride

Featured Performer(s): Myron Floren (Accordion)
Song Credits: Leroy Anderson (Composer)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Carol of the Bells

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

This version also appears on:

Back to Top

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Featured Performer(s): Tanya Falan Welk (Vocal)
Song Credits: Regney (Composer), Shayne (Composer)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

I Wanna Do More Than Whistle

Featured Performer(s): Sandi Jensen (Vocal), Salli Flynn (Vocal)
Song Credits: George Cates (Composer), Greene (Composer), Copeland (Composer)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Dick Dale (Vocal)
Song Credits: Meredith Willson (Composer)

This version also appears on:

Back to Top

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Featured Performer(s): Jimmy Roberts (Vocal)
Song Credits: Johnny Marks (Music), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Poem)

This version also appears on:

Back to Top

Ring Those Christmas Bells

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

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Clay Hart (Vocal)
Song Credits: Johnny Marks (Composer)

This version also appears on:

Back to Top

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Featured Performer(s): Jo Ann Castle (Honky-Tonk Piano)
Song Credits: Haven Gillespie (Composer), J. Fred Coots (Composer)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Ho Ho Ho

Featured Performer(s): Larry Hooper (Vocal)
Song Credits: Rizzo (Composer), Horton (Composer)

Back to Top

Here Comes Santa Claus

Featured Performer(s): Bob Lido (Vocal)
Song Credits: Gene Autry (Composer), Haldeman (Composer)

Back to Top

O Holy Night

Featured Performer(s): Joe Feeney (Vocal), Bob Ralston (Organ)
Song Credits: Adolphe-Charles Adam (Composer), Ramsey (Adaptation)

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Ave Maria

Featured Performer(s): Norma Zimmer (Vocal)
Song Credits: Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Charles Gounod (Composer), George Cates (Adaptation)

Back to Top

Gesu Bambino

Featured Performer(s): Charlotte Harris (Cello)
Song Credits: Pietro Yon (Composer)

Back to Top

The Lord's Prayer

Featured Performer(s): Norma Zimmer (Vocal)
Song Credits: Albert Hay Malotte (Composer)

Back to Top

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk's Twin Harpsichords, Joe Livoti (Violin)
Song Credits: Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), George Cates (Adaptation)

Back to Top

Holy, Holy, Holy

Featured Performer(s): Lawrence Welk Glee Club (Vocals)
Song Credits: Reginald Heber (Poem), John B. Dykes (Music), King (Adaptation & Arrangement)

Back to Top

Let's Have an Old-Fashioned Christmas

Featured Performer(s): Natalie Nevins (Vocal)

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

What Child is This?

Featured Performer(s): Ralna English (Vocal)

This version also appears on:

An alternate version of this song appears on:

Back to Top

Christmas in Killarney

Featured Performer(s): Joe Feeney (Vocal)

This version also appears on:

Back to Top