Various Artists

Merry Christmas [Proper]

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The Proper label didn't go out of its way when trying to come up with a name for this collection. As an album title, Merry Christmas may seem a little generic perhaps, but it's actually rather fitting. It's a straightforward title that gets right to the point of the matter. And that's exactly what Proper did in regard to the featured music as well -- this is a straightforward compilation of all the expected favorites. Yet what sets Merry Christmas apart from the myriad other straightforward holiday collections out there is this particular album's scope -- it's whopping. Spanning two discs and clocking in with a total of 36 tracks, Merry Christmas definitely isn't short on music. The quantity's here -- and so is the quality. You really can't go wrong with this collection. It's the perfect one-stop holiday collection to own. All the big-name holiday performers are here: Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and yet more Bing Crosby. You may never have to buy another holiday collection after this.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:05 Amazon
2 02:35 Amazon
3 02:00 Amazon
4 02:28 Amazon
5 01:15 Amazon
6 03:12 Amazon
7 01:30 Amazon
8 02:18 Amazon
9 02:43 Amazon
10 03:56 Amazon
11 02:59 Amazon
12 03:13 Amazon
13 01:29 Amazon
14 02:33 Amazon
15 02:19 Amazon
16 03:07 Amazon
17 02:54 Amazon
18 02:58 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:31 Amazon
2 01:54 Amazon
3 03:25 Amazon
4 01:27 Amazon
5 02:40 Amazon
6 01:28 Amazon
7
03:39 Amazon
8 02:58 Amazon
9 03:22 Amazon
10 01:46 Amazon
11 02:57 Amazon
12 02:51 Amazon
13 02:50 Amazon
14 03:06 Amazon
15 02:04 Amazon
16 02:13 Amazon
17 03:28 Amazon
18 02:34 Amazon
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