Half the album didn’t download. What gives?
Great songs, when Karen is on them....
I agree with the other reviewers who say that they love the cuts which have Karen on them. Unfortunately, Richard continues to remix and change stuff around and the songs with his voice just can't compare to Karen's amazing vocals. I'll stick with Christmas Portrait.
Best Christmas Album Ever
This is what Christmas music is all about! Truly the best holiday album there is!
Yes! I love Christmas! It's sour grapes to boo the Carpenters but so be it I suppose! I've always loathed this woman's voice. Nearly 100% of the time she sounds so depressed! Boo! Hiss! Sorry, just had to get that out and be done w it! This is the 1st and the last time I will ever review the Carpenters. Glory be!!
Amazing That is all!
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Classic Christmas songs sung by the best alto who ever sang a song.
Make it a tradition
This is hands down the classic for Christmas music. Incredible arrangements with Karen's golden voice make this the best ever.
Karen has such a stunning voice it is incredible. Out of all must-have Christmas CD's, Carpenters is definetly needed.
I am a child of the sevenities and I remember being 5 years old listening to the voices of the Carpenters because my dad played/owned all of their albums. I was looking for some of the Christmas music I grew up on in the itunes library and this is a classic! It brings me back to a time when the holidays were about family and traditions. The warm voice of Karen and arrangements Richard captured, brings it all home again - A must have Christmas collection cd!!
a Christmas Staple
I am so glad that this album is finally released in its entirety. I had the "Old Fashioned Christmas" on LP and still do. I was waiting for the right time to see about getting it on cd so that I can add to my ITunes. I was glad to see this collection. After reading some of the liner notes Richard writes, he mentions his feelings about this collection. I remember reading that if Karen had lived they would be on their 4th Christmas album by now. Of course that was a few years ago when it first was released. I also remember reading in other places that Christmas Portrait is the most coveted album through the years. Even so that it has been the top 10 most purchased Christmas albums in the 80's, 90's, 00's and today. That is very impressive since Karen took over some of the production on the Portrait album. I have to confess that I listen to these songs when I am feeling down a loss of a loved one or friend etc. Not just listening to them around the holidays. I do not feel these songs will ever grow old or out of date. I also feel it will remain one of the most needed albums for years to follow.
the carpenters christmas
always bought and listened to karen carpenter on christmas
merry christmas darling the best out of all. worth buying
i have the album then the cd....worth it