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Francis Goya - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1978)
 Born to a family of musicians, he took a guitar in his hands for the first time at the age of 12. At 16, Francis Goya formed his first group (Les Jivaros) together with his brother who played the percussion, and several friends. In 1975, he released his fi...
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John Denver - A Christmas Together (1979)
The Crown Prince of Christmas Specials, John Denver, probably did his best Yuletide work with the Muppets. There is some great fun here, particularly for kids, although the TV special has aged a little faster than most of the Muppet material. The songs use ...
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LSO & John Alldis - A Festival of Christmas Carols (1979)
An Olde English Christmas presents 18 Christmas carols in opulent arrangements that should appeal to anyone who enjoys a "light classics" approach to the season. Peter Hope's lavish orchestrations of such holiday favorites as "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,"...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year, to the birth of Christ brought with him the joy, peace, hope and love. — Tracy Roger, Christmaswishes24.blogspot.com
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Willie Nelson - Pretty Paper (1979)
Artists almost always release Christmas albums when they have a comfortable level of sales, and when Willie Nelson was at a popular peak during the late '70s, he chose to exploit his popularity by releasing Pretty Paper. Fortunately, the album was hardly a ...
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Caravelli - Chansons De Noel: Christmas Carols (1980)
Track Listing Jingle Bells Noel Blanc (White Christmas) L'enfant Au Tambour (Little Drummer Boy) What Child Is This (Greensleeves) Ave Maria (Schubert) Joie Pour Le Monde (Joy To The World) Silent Night (Douce Nuit, Sainte Nuit) Le Petit Renne Au Nez Rouge ...
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Meco - Christmas in the Stars - Star Wars Xmas (1980)
Few Christmas albums are as truly terrible as Star Wars: Christmas in the Stars, George Lucas' ill fated cash in on the Christmas season. But between the secret celebrity hiding in the credits to the seven songs sung by "robots," few Christmas albums are as...
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The Mistletoe Disco Band - Christmas Disco (1980)
This album by the Mistletoe Disco Band was released to little or no fanfare at the end of 1980. It's your standard fare of strings, synthesizers, cop whistles, and that driving disco beat. I wish I could pick out a favorite track on this album - each song b...
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Anne Murray - Christmas Wishes (1981)
Nova Scotia-born Anne Murray built her musical influences from the pop sounds that her parents listened to (Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como) and the Top 40 sounds that AM New York radio stations piped into Canada (Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee). She f...
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BZN - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1981)
Inspired by the sound of the British Invasion, BZN formed in the Dutch city of Volendam in 1966. Over the band's 30-plus-year history, BZN has released over 60 albums (26 of which have gone platinum in the Netherlands), but its Western success has been quit...
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