I think Eddy Arnold has a voice made for Christmas songs. Warm, smooth like a winter blanket. This record is an odd duck. It is a combination with Henry Mancini. It's not that they do songs together, the album just alternates between the two artists. I'm pretty sure all of the Eddy Arnold songs can be found on "Christmas With Eddy Arnold" which is a great Christmas record.
Eddy's version of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" is by far my favorite version of the song. It has heaping helpings of nostalgia and just sounds like a quintessential old time Christmas song.
The Mancini numbers are okay, standard really. They are listenable and all, but there are no revelations. They are just functional. The real reasons to listen to the record are for the Arnold numbers.
Christmas With Eddy Arnold & Henry Mancini.zip
01 Jolly Old St. Nicholas.m4a
02 Medley God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Deck The Halls, Hark The Herald Angels Sing.m4a
03 Silent Night.m4a
04 The Little Dummer Boy.m4a
05 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.m4a
06 I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day.m4a
07 Medley We Three Kings Of Orient, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy To The World.m4a
08 Up On The Housetop.m4a
09 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).m4a
10 O Little Town Of Bethlehem.m4a