According to the album notes on the back cover, "The Pop Christmas Melodies" is just that - truly a joyous Christmas record.
I was quite amused by the album notes on this record. While I praised the writer of the album info on the last share from George Wright, I can't heap quite as many kudos for this one. Although, for sheer amusement, this isn't bad.
"In America, Christmas is the big holiday..."
"Carols are sung at Christmas season as they are joyous and happy."
"The date, December 25th, was probably picked as it was closest to January 6th (Epiphany)."
Oh well - the writer didn't have Google to help way back when. So, Rondo Record Corporation album note writer, I wish you many Season's Greetings!
Oh, about the record... "The Pop Christmas Melodies" featuring the Popular Players' Orchestra, is a record of pretty good Christmas music. Pretty much standard stuff, arranged and performed quite competently. I particularly like the inclusion of "Little Jack Frost", as it's the one that isn't in the upper tier of the Christmas music canon, although we all know it well.
I dig the artwork on the cover too. As my teenagers say, very retro.
The rips here have some noise. The record was in rough shape, so there is some fuzz here and there that I couldn't remove. But, it cleaned up enough to be a nice addition to the season.
Please enjoy "The Pop Christmas Melodies"