Continuing their series of THE GREATEST (blank) SHOW ON EARTH compilations, the good folks at Decca/London have assembled this Christmas collection from their vast catalog. The recordings range over 40 years and include many of the greats of classical music singing and playing the best-known and most beloved Christmas music. There are carols from cathedral choirs, carols from opera singers, and generally plenty of holiday cheer to go around.
With 42 tracks and not a bad apple among them, it's difficult to single out outstanding performances, as there are so many. With choirs directed by David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury, two recognized lights of British cathedral music, and an array of singers from Domingo to Te Kanawa, you just can't go wrong. THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SHOW ON EARTH truly offers something for everyone. Put it in the CD player and call your friends for a cup of wassail, or settle in to watch the Yule log, or gather your family and sing along!