Cherished Christmas Treasures

Remember Christmas shopping at Grants department stores, or were you more the Kresge’s type?

Someone at Columbia Records produced this gem “Exclusively for Grants” at a time when CBS records resided at 51 West 52 Street, New York, New York.  That’s right, no zip code needed.  Only they could have gathered Christmas recordings from:

Bobby Vinton

Compliments of: Grants Department Stores
Compliments of: Grants Department Stores

Diahann Carroll

Leslie Uggams

Mitch Miller and the Gang

Jim Nabors

The Ed Sullivan Orchestra

Cary Grant

The Ray Coniff Singers

Mahalia Jackson

The Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra

The Percy Faith Orchestra

Robert Goulet

Johnny Mathis

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Temple University Choir, with Eugene Ormandy as Conductor and

Burl Ives

placing them all on one album for your listening enjoyment.  Adding to your fervor to purchase this treasure comes this little marketing coup: “Few men in the world could make a ‘Christmas Lullaby’ more meaningful than the graceful, ageless CARY GRANT.”

Wow, there’s a sales pitch that is hard to improve upon.

Sharing Christmas album covers would be incomplete without the coveted translucent, green vinyl record.

The Robert Rheims Choraliers
The Robert Rheims Choraliers

Sometimes, just seeing is believing.

Green vinyl

Merry Christmas !

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