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Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House (LP)

Year: 1982
Label: Reader's Digest / RCA
Catalog Number: RDA-040/D
Number of Records: 1

Track Listing:

Side 1
1. O Little Town of Bethlehem  Listen   Song Info 
2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  Listen   Song Info 
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  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 

Side 2
1. Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House  Listen   Song Info 
2. Jingle Bells  Listen   Song Info 
3. Silver Bells  Listen   Song Info 
4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town  Listen   Song Info 
5. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer  Listen   Song Info 
6. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  Listen   Song Info 

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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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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.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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

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