"Growing up in New York, I've always viewed Christmas as a
holiday for everyone. Though rooted in religion, it has grown
into a holiday that has come to represent the coming together
of all mankind. It represents the best of people. I tried
to capture that spirit in the songs of this album. Hopefully
it will put a smile on your face" - Jon Favreau, director
were two Elf soundtracks released in 2003 to coincide
with the movie release. One of which was John Debney's orchestrated
score, the other was a collection of classic (and variations
on a theme) Christmas songs. Silva
Screen has reissued the later album, at a cheaper price, in
time for Christmas 2005.
am about to make a sad confession here. I'm one of those pitiful
individuals who always over does Christmas. Every year I decorate
the house for me and my family (mainly me) and play non-stop
classic Christmas carols and olde crooner Christmas songs
while we are eating dinner.
year, everyone complained that they were fed of hearing the
same four CDs over and over again... so now I have another
album to add to my Christmas collection.
collection kicks off with Louis Prima's version of Pennies
From Heaven. Also include is Sleigh Ride (Ella
Fitzgerald), Jingle Bells (Jim Reeves), Winter Wonderland
(Leon Redbone) and Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Eddy
be honest there are no surprises here. This is an album you're
either going to love or hate - depending on whether you are
full of the joys of Christmas, or are a bit of a Scrooge.
you are of the former persuasion, this is certainly one Christmas
album that's worth buying to get you in the mood for the festive
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