In 1978 True Value Hardware Stores released this very nice Christmas Album through RCA Records. This album was only available through True Value Hardware Stores and it included some of the very best Christmas favorites, the following are on this album: (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays by Perry Como; Here We Come A-Caroling, O Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum), I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops with Chorus; The Christmas Song by Henry Mancini Orchestra and Chorus; Ave Maria (Schubert) by Leontyne Price; Jingle Bells b y Julie Andrews; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Page, Director; O Come all Ye Faithful, Away In A Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Robert Shaw Chorale; Christmas and Love by Charley Pride; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Silent Night by John Gary; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by Danny Davis Nashville Brass.
Love appears in many guises. Sometimes it isn't recognized until after the moment has passed. But there are many places where love is predictable, happily, and we can look forward to sharing its message and feeling with confidence, over and over again.
One such place is the music of Christmas. Whether its category is popular or traditional, jolly or serious, the import is one o f love everlasting, preserved for soul and senses in the incomparable medium and harmonious sound.
This 13th edition of Happy Holidays celebrates the revelation of love through music and text. Its program is drawn from many sources; it extols joys of the Christmas tree, Jingle Bells and being home for the Holidays, The binding force, however, which radiates from every stanza is love. And in its melodious way, the collection assures a Happy Holiday to all!