Rudolph, Frosty and Friends' Favorite Christmas Songs culls songs from the late '50s/early '60s television Christmas specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and Little Drummer Boy. All of these songs were recorded with stars in the lead roles, and all of their original performances have been preserved on this 13-track collection. Fred Astaire sings "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," and Jimmy Durante sings "Frosty the Snowman," and Burl Ives sings "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Silver and Gold," and "A Holly Jolly Christmas." There's a couple of weak tracks, but for the most part Rudolph, Frosty and Friends' Favorite Christmas Songs is a sheer delight, particularly for anyone who grew up watching the original television specials.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine