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The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
THE ESSENTIAL NOW THAT?S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS! Brings Together the Most Popular Chri
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The 25 most popular holidaysongs of the past 50 years, from 1957 to 2007, modern classics and newfavorites, are now on one CD, presented by the world’s best-sellingmulti-artist album series.* THE ESSENTIAL NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS!,released September 23, 2008, is the latest Christmas-themed release from [...]
I will have to give the "Now, That's What I Call Christmas" franchise credit. They do a fairly decent job of blending Christmas music from the older to the new. However, for serious collectors too many of the time honored so called classics constitutes fluff.
While this latest CD offers only one tune that before now hasn't seen the light of day on CD, there are just too many "throw aways" to make it worth buying new. Who wants to add a CD to their collection that contains about 80% of what's already in one's collection? As far as the newer tunes, most are from artists of which I'm not very interested.
That being said, I do own two of the "Now" Christmas collections; bought one on clearence and the other used. Although I already had most everything on them, the price was cheap enough that I could economically add Christmas tunage to the collection. Even if I'm not particularly interested in certain artists/genres, that Christmas "hook" will get me everytime if the price is right! I've added some pretty good tunes that I would have otherwise overlooked by shopping at pawn shops, thrift stores, yard/tag sales, etc.
My suggestion for these types of compilation CDs is to use them as a basis of starting a Christmas music collection. Choose one series like this "Now" collection to build a good foundation of classics while getting the newer tunes as well. Be careful though! After awhile you'll be wandering the back alleys digging for the obscure when the Christmas music bug latches onto your groove bone.
Originally Posted by dvdguy
is it just me, or is there no Bing what so ever?
dvdguy, this is the fourth Christmas offering from the "Now That's What I Call Christmas" series. Der Bingel has already made his appearance! That's why it's important to stick to one particular series like this one or the many others like the Time-Life collection when seriously collecting.