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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Kendo's Cardboard Fireplace! - Chill Retro Christmas Music


A fun, chill, unique throwback to Christmases when fondue pots and plastic covered couches were the norm! From classics to unknowns, and I mean literally we don't know who performed a few of these tracks - culled from my personal collection. Pull up a fiberglass rug and hang out with me - you never know who will show up: Lawrence Welk? Aretha? A high school choir? You'll just have to trust Kendo and listen in the player below. Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by! (shares are greatly appreciated at Christmas time!)


Lawrence Welk - "Christmas Comes But Once a Year" - Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk (1956)

The 50 Guitars - "Jingle Bell Rock" - Christmas with The 50 Guitars (1977)

Shirley Caesar - "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - Gospel Songs at Christmas (1973)

Swan Silvertones - "When Was the Baby Born" - Gospel Songs at Christmas (1973)

Unknown - "Let It Snow" - Chorales and Chimes for Christmas (?)

Unknown - "Sleigh Ride" - Chorales and Chimes for Christmas (?)

Aretha Franklin - "Winter Wonderland" - (?) (1964)

Raymond Lefevre - "Jingle Bells" - Merry Christmas (1968)

Mahalia Jackson - "Go Tell It On the Mountain" - Silent Night (1963)

Sia - "Santa Visits Everyone" - Everyday is Christmas Snowman EP(2021)

Copley High School Choir  - "Carol of the Bells" - The Christmas Album (1972)

Joseph Byrd - "Carol of the Bells" - A Christmas Yet to Come (1975)

The Longines Symphonette - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - The Family Christmas Treasury (1969)

???/??? - "Silent Night" The Original Music Box Medley of Christmas Songs (1977)

The Salvation Army NY Staff Band - "The Carolers (Good King Wenceslas, Deck the Halls, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)" - Christmas with The Salvation Army (1958)

The Salvation Army NY Staff Band - "Cantique de Noel" - Christmas with The Salvation Army (1958)

The Jodie Lyons Singers/Veo Gray - "Deck the Halls" - A Christmas Happening (Discogs says "1960". Veo Gray would have been amazingly way ahead of his time. My vote is 1968)

Jesse Crawford - "Deck the Halls" - Organ & Chimes for Christmas (1957)

Werner Muller - "O Tannenbaum" - O Tannenbaum (1956)

Lawrence Welk - "Christmas Island" - Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk (1956)

Chet Atkins - "The First Noel" - Christmas with Chet Atkins (1961)

Andy Williams - "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - The Andy Williams Christmas Album (1963)

Pepper & Tanner Inc. - "Toy Dept. at hristmas - Sequence" - Sound Effects SE-511-S7 (?)

Felix Slatkin - "White Christmas" - Season's Greetings (1966)