Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (1962)

Reason for Listening:
#70 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191130). Holiday album.
Last Week: 111 | Peak: 7 | Weeks on Chart: 43.

Released 1960XXXX.
7/7 songs. 14:34/14:38. The Magic of Christmas (1960)
7/7 songs. 16:18/14:38. The Christmas Song (1962)
14 songs. 31:17. The Christmas Song (1986)
16+4 songs. 35:26+07:38. The Christmas Song (Reissue) (1999)
14+5 songs. 31:17+10:51. The Christmas Song (Expanded Edition) (2018)

First listen. Expanded Edition.

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the expanded edition.
3: "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)";
2: "Deck The Hall"; "Adestes Fideles"; "O Little Town Of Bethlehem"; "O Holy Night"; "Joy To The World"; "Silent Night"; "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen";
1: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"; "Away In A Manger"; "Caroling, Caroling"; "O Come All Ye Faithful"; "The Christmas Song" (with Natalie Cole);
0: "O Tannenbaum"; "I Saw Three Ships"; "A Cradle In Bethlehem"; "The First Noel"; "The Happiest Christmas Tree";
-1: "Buon Natale (Means Merry Christmas To You)";

While this album contains the classic "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)" as recorded by Nat King Cole, the rest of the album does not consistently compare.

Overall Rating (Expanded Edition): 3.4/5
Overall Rating (Standard): 3.8/5
Favorite Song: "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)"

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