Sunday, December 10, 2023

Sunday Share: Nora Aunor "Seasons Greetings"

I'm pretty excited to share this album.  I found this in a great record store in Manhattan KS recently (Sisters of Sound, if you happen to be in the Little Apple).  The guy in the record store said that Nora Aunor was pretty big time in the Philippines, her home country.  'Pretty big time' is an understatement.  Ms. Aunor is an actress and singer who has been performing since the 1960s, and is still active.  In 2023 she filmed Pieta, a drama-thriller movie.  She has received 17 FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) nominations, winning Best Actress five times.

As a singer, Ms. Aunor has a long discography, from her 1968 debut album My Song of Love through her 2009 release Habang Panahon.  Season's Greetings, from 1973, is one of three holiday albums.  She is a beloved star in her home country.

Season's Greetings from Nora Aunor is a joy of an album.  What caught my attention was "I Don't Intend (To Spend Christmas Without You)", the rarely covered song best known by versions from Margot Guryan and Claudine Longet.  "Mister Santa", reminiscent of the Lennon Sisters, and "Christmas Don't Be Late" (a re-named Chipmunk Song) are also highlights, along with nine other Christmas standards.

A great album by a great artist!

Please enjoy Season's Greetings from Nora Aunor  download link


  1. Thanks for this! Have you ever considered posting in a lossless format?

    1. I haven't really thought about it. I know that Audacity has a FLAC output option. If it will export multiple FLAC files, like MP3s, with all the tags etc, I can look into it.

    2. It should do all that!

  2. This looks like great stuff, thanks!

  3. Thanks for this. It came out about 3+ years before I was born. So, 1970s, well it would be would it not.