Light the fire, make the hot chocolate, and put this album on at your holiday gathering. Any true classic music fan will enjoy A Gene Autry Christmas. This recording is full of holiday twang and Christmas favorites. One of those favorites is, Here Comes Santa Claus (which Gene penned himself). Whether it's Gene's soothing vocal style or the happy tempo, this song is sure to be a great holiday mood booster.
Another song loaded with holiday spirit is The Night Before Christmas. Gene does this song with Rosemary Clooney. Most people are familiar with hearing this composition as a spoken poem; however Gene and Rosemary sing the words with fiddles and Christmas bells backing them and it becomes Christmas gold.
Gene also combines polka elements with Western Swing by using an accordion on Sleigh Bells. The lyrics illustrate a true winter wonderland.
Where Did My Snowman Go? is a song that adds fun novelty to this album. The Mitchell Choirboys join Gene on this song bringing a vibrant sound.
This album wouldn't be a true holiday treasure if Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer wasn't on the track listings. Gene was the very first person to record this song and his smooth-as-silk singing does the tune plenty of justice.
Gene fittingly chose Merry Christmas Waltz to finish out this album. The soft drum brush beat beautifully blends with Gene's crooner voice.
This album is sure to bring enjoyment to your Christmas get-together or any time of the year. It is available to listen to for free on Spotify and you can also pull up every song on YouTube.