CHRISTMAS RECORDS

Here are my Christmas-related records for you to enjoy!


Edison Diamond Discs:

Play "O Little Town Of Bethlehem"
Play "Once In Royal David's City"
50302
R 4137-B-1-2 1915.09. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (L. H. Redner) Mixed Voices with Orchestra - The Carol Singers
L 4144-A-6-5 1915.09. Once In Royal David's City (H. J. Gauntlett) Mixed Voices with Orchestra - The Carol Singers

Play "Santa Claus Song"
50383
R 4923-A-2-102 1916.08. Santa Claus Song [Charles T. Ellis] (With Yodle) Yodler with orchestra - George P. Watson

Play "We Three Kings Of Orient Are"
Play "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"
50447
R 5672-C-1-5 1917.07.05/16 We Three Kings Of Orient Are (Old Christmas Carol) Mixed Voices with Orchestra - The Carol Singers
L 5677-B-1-5 1917.07.05/16 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Old Christmas Carol) Mixed Voices with Orchestra - The Carol Singers

Play "Christmas Memories"
Play "The Birthday Of A King"
50448 (8/21/17, 12/1917)
R 5727-B-2-36 1917.08 Christmas Memories (A Fantasie on well-known Christmas Hymns) Celesta solo - Robert Gayler
L 5714-C-2-73 1917.07.25/31 The Birthday Of A King (W. H. Neidlinger) Cornet with orchestra - Pietro Capodiferro

Play "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers"
50987
R 8456-C-3-6 1922.05.17 Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers - Novelty March from "Chauve Souris" (Leon Jessel) Vincent Lopez Orchestra



Play "Santa Claus Hides In Your Phonograph"
Play "The Christmas Cobwebs"
50999
R 8238-C-2-3 1921.10.04 Santa Claus Hides In Your Phonograph (Arthur A. Penn) Harry E. Humphrey
L 4887-B-1-3 1916.07.18/9 The Christmas Cobwebs (Carolyn S. Bailey) A Bed-Time Story - Edna Bailey

Play "Parade Of the Wooden Soldiers"
51192
L 8737-C-3-4 1923.05.31 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (Leon Jessel, Op. 123) Characteristic Fox Trot - Piano Solo - Ray Perkins

Play "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers"
51196
R 9011-B-1-8 1923.06.06 Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (Leon Jessel) Tenor and Mixed Voices - Harvey Hindermyer



Play "Christmas In Other Lands, Part 1 (Ancient Judea-England-France)"
Play "Christmas In Other Lands, Part 2 (Spain-Italy-Germany-United States)"
52129
R 11966-C-2-3 1927.10.18 Christmas In Other Lands, Part 1 (Ancient Judea-England-France) Vaughn De Leath (The Radio Girl)
L 11981-A-1-5 1927.10.25 Christmas In Other Lands, Part 2 (Spain-Italy-Germany-United States) Vaughn De Leath (The Radio Girl)

Play "Ave Maria"
52338
L 18535-B-1-3 1928.05.26 Ave Maria (Franz Schubert) Rollo Maitland on the Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ

Play "The Birthday Of A King"
Play "Ring Out The Bells For Christmas"
80184
R 3326-A-1-3 1914.10.02 The Birthday Of A King (W. H. Neidlinger) Baritone and Chorus - Thomas Chalmers
L 3354-B-3-5 1914.10 Ring Out The Bells For Christmas (Williams) Mixed Voices - Metropolitan Quartet

Play "Song Of The Chimes"
80247
R 3732-B-1-3 1915.04. Song Of The Chimes (Lola Carrier Worrell) Contralto with Orchestra - Beatrice Flint-Collin

Play "(A) There Were Shepherds (B) Chorus - Glory To God - Messiah"
80277
R 4126-C-1-1 [2-1] 1915.09. (A) There Were Shepherds (B) Chorus - Glory To God - Messiah (Handel) (Soprano and Chorus, with Orchestra) Anita Rio

Play "All Through The Night"
80350
L 5283-A-6-29x 1917.01.08/17 All Through The Night (Old Welsh Air) Soprano with orchestra - Betsy Lane Shepherd

Play "Casse-Noisette Suite--Part I"
Play "Casse-Noisette Suite--Part II"
80594
R 6250-H-1-7 1918.06.24/30 Casse-Noisette Suite--Part I [Nutcracker Suite--Part I] (a) Overture Miniature (b) Danse Chinoise [Chinese Dance] (Tschaikowsky) American Symphony Orchestra
L 6252-H-1-1 1918.06.24/30 Casse-Noisette Suite--Part II [Nutcracker Suite--Part II] (a) Danse de la Fée Dragée [Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy] (b) Danse des Mirlitons [Dance Of The Reed Flutes] (b) Danse des Mirlitons (Tschaikowsky) American Symphony Orchestra

Play "Casse-Noisette Suite--Part III"
Play "Casse-Noisette Suite--Part IV"
80602
R 6251-A-1-5 1918.06.24/30 Casse-Noisette Suite--Part III [Nutcracker Suite--Part III] (a) Danse Arabe [Arabian Dance] (b) Danse Russo (Trépak) [Russian Dance] (Tschaikowsky) American Symphony Orchestra
L 6249-C-1-9 1918.06.24/30 Casse-Noisette Suite--Part IV [Nutcracker Suite--Part IV] Valse des Fleurs [Waltz of the Flowers] (Tschaikowsky) American Symphony Orchestra

Play "Nazareth"
Play "Silent Night"
80643
R 7389-A-1-6 [1-3] 1920.06.07 Nazareth (Ch. Gounod) Baritone and Chorus, with Orchestra - Thomas Chalmers
L 9278-B-5-3 1923.12.05 Silent Night (Franz Gruber) Soprano, Tenor and Baritone - Elizabeth Spencer, Charles Hart and Vernon Archibald

Play "Rejoice Greatly--Messiah"
80757
L 8480-C-2-1 1922.06.14 Rejoice Greatly--Messiah (Handel) Soprano Solo - Anna Case

Play "Silent Night"
80854
L 10474-C-1-7 1925.06.27 Silent Night (Franz Gruber) Frederick Kinsley on the Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ

Play "Silent Night"
Play "O Holy Night - Christmas Song"
82171
R 6714-C-20-4 1919.04.03/14 Silent Night (Franz Gruber) (Soprano with orchestra) Frieda Hempel
L 6817-C-71 1919.06.04/9 O Holy Night - Christmas Song (Adolphe Adam) (Soprano with orchestra) Frieda Hempel

Play "Ave Maria"
(82536)
R 3815-A-2-82 1915.05. Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) (Soprano with Orchestra) (In Latin) Marie Rappold - Violin Obligato by Albert Spalding



"Holiday Greetings from the Bunch at Orange"

Unfortunately, I don't own this record, just the sleeve! This record was recorded on
November 25, 1924. and was distributed immediately to the dealers of Edison records
and phonographs. Intended to boost morale with plans and promises to make 1925 more
successful than 1924 had been, it features the primary managers of Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
ending with Charles Edison, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and
finally Thomas A. Edison. The record was never offered for sale to the public.


78s:

Play "Christmas Time At Pumpkin Center"
COLG A387 3288 Christmas Time At Pumpkin Center (Cal Stewart) By Mr. and Mrs. Cal Stewart and Company [9/1905]

Play "Bounce Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Fox Trot"
CPH 35998 CO 29508 Bounce Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Fox Trot - Singer - John Kirby and his Orchestra [1/15/1941]

Play "An Old-Fashioned Tree"
Play "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)"
CPH 37942 HCO 2586 An Old-Fashioned Tree - Vocal with Instrumental Acc. - Becker-Williams - Gene Autry with Vocal Group [9/1947]
CPH 37942 HCO 2587 Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) Vocal with Instrumental Acc. - Autry-Halderman-Melka - Gene Autry with Vocal Group [9/1947]


Play "White Christmas"
Play "Let's Start The New Year Right"
DECC 18429-A White Christmas - From Paramount Picture "Holiday Inn" (Irving Berlin) Bing Crosby With Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra [mx: DLA 3009B] [5/29/1942]
DECC 18429-B Let's Start The New Year Right - From Paramount Picture "Holiday Inn" (Irving Berlin) Bing Crosby with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra [mx: DLA 2990AA] [5/25/1942]


Play "Jingle Bells"
Play "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"
DECC 23281-A Jingle Bells - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen And His Orchestra - Vocal With Orchestra [mx: L3199T12A] [9/29/1943]
DECC 23281-B Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (J. Fred Coots-Haven Gillespie) Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen And His Orchestra - Vocal With Orchestra [mx: L3200T6A] [9/29/1943]


Play "Silent Night"
Play "Adeste Fideles - O, Come, All Ye Faithful"
DECC 23777-A Silent Night (Christmas Hymn) (Franz Gruber) Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra - Vocal With Orchestra And Max Terr's Mixed Chorus [mx: DLA 3026A] [6/8/1942]
DECC 23777-B Adeste Fideles - O, Come, All Ye Faithful - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra - Vocal With Orchestra And Max Terr's Mixed Chorus - Sung In Latin And English [mx: DLA 3025A] [6/8/1942]


Play "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen"
DECC 23778-B God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra [mx: DLA 3028] [6/8/1942]


Play "Iíll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)"
DECC 23779-A Iíll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) (Walter Kent-Kim Gannon-Buck Ram) Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra [mx: L 3203] [10/11/1943]

Play "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"
MERC 5534 3951 Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Leon Rene) Patti Page with Orch. under the direction of Jack Rael - Vocal by Patti Page [10/14/1950]

Play "Christmas Eve In The Toy Shop"
Play "Ragtime In A Toy Shop"
OKEH 4208-A Christmas Eve In The Toy Shop (Intro. Toys, Traps, Chimes, etc.; Recitation and Song) (Wm. H. Penn) Irving Gillette [Henry Burr]-Maud Randolph-Sterling Trio - Orchestra Accompaniment [mx: S7548a] [8/1920]
OKEH 4208-B Ragtime In A Toy Shop (Intro. 25 Different Toys and Trap Effects) (F. W. Hager) Conway's Band (Captain Pat Conway, Conductor) [mx: S7579c] [8/1920]


Play "Christ Was Once A Little Baby"
Play "Christmas (Merry, Merry Chiming Bells)"
PLAY 243-A Christ Was Once A Little Baby - Vernon Dalhart (mx: 4093-1) [1924]
PLAY 243-B Christmas (Merry, Merry Chiming Bells) - Vernon Dalhart (mx: 4091-2) [1924]


Play "Christmas Fantasy - Part 1"
Play "Christmas Fantasy - Part 2"
VBBK 19816-A Christmas Fantasy - Part 1 ("Christians Awake" - "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" - "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" - "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem") Mark Andrews - Pipe Organ Solo (VE) [mx: BVE-33466-4] [10/15/1925]
VBBK 19816-B Christmas Fantasy - Part 2 ("Joy to the World" - "God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen" - "The First Nowell") Mark Andrews - Pipe Organ Solo (VE) [mx: BVE-33298-3] [10/8/1925]


Play "Jingle Bells"
VBKS 19791-A Jingle Bells - Shannon Quartet - Male Quartet with orchestra [mx: BVE-33090-14] [8/21/1925]

Play "Der Tannenbaum"
VBRS 87543 Der Tannenbaum (The Christmas Tree) (Volkslied) Alma Gluck - Paul Reimers - Soprano and Tenor Duet with orchestra - In German [mx: B-15968-2] [4/29/1915]


Play "Silent Night, Holy Night"
VBRS 87544 Silent Night, Holy Night (Christmas Hymn) (Franz Gruber) Alma Gluck-Paul Reimers - Soprano and Tenor Duet with orchestra - In English [mx: B-20683-2] [9/19/1917]


Play "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
VRCB 20-2395-B What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (Frank Loesser) Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Tommy Mercer and Irene Day (7/24/1947)


Play "The Childrens' Christmas--Part 1"
Play "The Childrens' Christmas--Part 2"
VOC A 14244 The Childrens' Christmas--Part 1 - Christmas Eve; A dream of Santa Claus (Arr. by R. H. Bowers) Played by The Aeolian Concert Band [1921]
VOC B 14244 The Childrens' Christmas--Part 2 - Christmas Morning; The Awakening (Arr. by R. H. Bowers) Played by The Aeolian Concert Band [1921]


Play "Christmas Hymns and Carols--No. 1"
Play "Christmas Hymns and Carols--No. 2"
12VBL 35712-A Christmas Hymns and Carols--No. 1 "Christians Awake!"--"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"--"God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen"--"The First Nowell"--"Silent Night" - Trinity Choir - Mixed Voices with orchestra [mx: C-12506-5] [6/21/1918]
12VBL 35712-B Christmas Hymns and Carols--No. 2 "Joy to the World"--"The Angels and the Shepherds"--"Calm on the Listening Ear of Night"--"We Three Kings of Orient are"--"A Joyful Christmas Song" - Trinity Choir - Mixed Voices with orchestra [mx: C-25584-2] [10/3/1921]


Play "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring"
Play "Chorale Prelude No. 8 - "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming" (Es ist Ein Ros Entsprungen)"
12V-RCA-R 18292-A Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Chorale Prelude from the Cantata No. 147) (Bach) E. Power Biggs - Playing the Organ in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. [1942]
12V-RCA-R 18292-B Chorale Prelude No. 8 - "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming" (Es ist Ein Ros Entsprungen) (Based on 16th Century Melody attributed to Praetorius) (Brahms, Op. 122) E. Power Biggs - Playing the Organ in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. [1942]



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Last Updated on 9/1/2017
By Richard Densmore

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