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An Old-fashioned Christmas

Old-fashioned Christmas / Various
Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4490  
Number of Discs: 1 
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An Old-Fashioned Christmas – Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts, 1959-1966

Florence Henderson stars in and hosts this magnificent collection of over 40 Christmas favorites, from Carols to Classical to Pop songs such as "The Christmas Song" (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Other performers include Gianna d'Angelo, Phyllis Curtin, Lisa Della Casa, Anita Gillette, Mildred Miller, Sherrill Milnes, Giorgio Tozzi, Earl Wrightson, Bruce Yarnell, and the Buffalo Bills. The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra & Chorus; Donald Voorhees, conductor. 107 minutes, Color, mono, 4:3, All regions.

Florence Henderson (host and performer), Gianna d’Angelo, Phyllis Curtin, Lisa Della
Read more Casa, Anita Gillette, Mildred Miller, Sherrill Milnes, Giorgio Tozzi, Earl Wrightson, Bruce Yarnell, The Buffalo Bills, Brunilda Ruiz & Richard Gain.

Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra & Chorus

Donald Voorhees, conductor

Part I: CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES
Telecast of December 18, 1966

1. Introduction: Joy to the World
performed by Entire Cast

2. In Dulci Jubilo
performed by Sherrill Milnes

3. Mary Walks Amid the Thorn
performed by Gianna d'Angelo

4. Young and Old Must Raise the Lay
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

5. The Coventry Carol (“Lully, Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child”)
performed by Gianna d'Angelo

6. O Come, O Come, Emanuel
performed by Sherrill Milnes, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

7. O Tannenbaum
performed by Florence Henderson, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

8. March of the Kings (“Three Great Kings”)
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

9. The Cherry Tree Carol
performed by Brunilda Ruiz and Richard Gain;
Gianna d’Angelo and Sherrill Milnes

10. Born Is Jesus, the Infant King
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

11. Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming
performed by Sherrill Milnes

12. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
performed by Gianna d'Angelo

13. Medley: Shepherds, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep;
To Us Is Born a Little Child; The Three Kings
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

14. The First Noël
performed by Florence Henderson

15. “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light”
from Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

16. Medley: Adeste Fideles; Deck the Halls performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

17. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
performed by Bruce Yarnell

18. O Little Town of Bethlehem
performed by Anita Gillette

19. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
performed by Gianna d’Angelo, Sherrill Milnes

20. Here We Come A-Wassailing
performed by Bruce Yarnell, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

21. The Holly and the Ivy
performed by Anita Gillette; Brunilda Ruiz and Richard Gain, Bell Telephone Hour Dancers

22. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
performed by Yarnell, Gillette

23. Medley: Christmas is Coming; I Saw Three Ships;
Christmas Bells
performed by Florence Henderson, Children’s Chorus

24. Away in a Manger
performed by Florence Henderson

25. Joy to the World
performed by Entire Cast

26. The Christmas Story (Luke 2:8-16)
performed by Florence Henderson, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus, Soloists

27. Silent Night
performed by Entire Cast

Part II: AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Telecast of December 23, 1962

28. Deck the Halls
performed by Florence Henderson, Earl Wrightson, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

29. The Christmas Song (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”)
by Robert Wells, Mel Tormé
performed by Florence Henderson, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

30. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

31. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
performed by the Buffalo Bills

32. Let it Snow, Let it Snow
By Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
performed by Earl Wrightson

33. Let’s Have an Old-Fashioned Christmas
by Larry Conley, Joe Solomon
performed by Florence Henderson, Earl Wrightson,
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

34. Joy to the World performed by Florence Henderson, Earl Wrightson,
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

35. O Little Town of Bethlehem
performed by Mildred Miller

36. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
performed by Earl Wrightson, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

37. Christmas Waltz by Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
performed by Florence Henderson

38. Medley: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Gillepsie & Coots)
by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie

Be a Santa
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green
performed by Buffalo Bills, Florence Henderson, Earl Wrightson,
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

Part III: A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS
Telecast of December 18, 1959:
39. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
performed by Giorgio Tozzi, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

40. Deck the Halls
performed by Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

41. I Saw Three Ships
performed by Lisa Della Casa

42. What Child is This (Greensleeves)
performed by Giorgio Tozzi

43. The Coventry Carol (“Lully, Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child”)
performed by Lisa Della Casa, Giorgio Tozzi, Bell Telephone Hour Chorus

Telecast of December 23, 1962:
44. I Wonder as I Wander
By John Jacob Niles
performed by Mildred Miller

45. O Leave Your Sheep
performed by Mildred Miller

Telecast of December 24, 1963:
46. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
performed by Phyllis Curtin

47. Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming
performed by Phyllis Curtin

48. O Come, O Come, Emanuel
performed by Phyllis Curtin

Telecast of December 22, 1964:
49. The First Noël
performed by Phyllis Curtin

50. "Alleluja" (Mozart)
performed by Phyllis Curtin
Telecast of December 22, 1961:

51. Jesu Bambino
performed by Lisa Della Casa

52. "Ave Maria" (Bach/Gounod)
performed by Lisa Della Casa

53. “Come Unto Him” from Messiah (Handel)
performed by Lisa Della Casa

Telecast of December 18, 1959:
54. Cantique de Noël (“O Holy Night”)
performed by Lisa Della Casa
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