CD Review: A Very Merry Golden Records Christmas


A Very Merry Golden Records Christmas fetures Malin Akerman, Ed Asner, Cheryl Hines, Busy Phillips, Miss Pyle, Wallace Shawn, Dermot Mulrony, John O’Hurley, Didi Donn and many more.  (Check it out on Amazon!)

Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas (Didi Conn and The Golden Orchestra)
Santa Claus is Coming To Town (John O Hurley)
Jingle Bells (Malin Akerman)
12 Days of Christmas (Missi Pyle)
A Christmas Carol (Wallace Shawn)
Crackerjack Christmas (The Golden Orchestra)
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (Didi Conn)
Christmas Morning (Sabelle and The Golden Orchestra)
Winter Wonderland (Durmot Mulroney)
Frosty The Snowman Story (Busy Phillips)
Frosty The Snowman (John O Hurley)
Little Stowaway on Santas Sleigh (Missi Pyle)
Sleigh Ride (Dermot Mulroney and The Golden Orchestra)
When Santa Claus Gets our Letter (Malin Akerman)
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Story (Cheryl Hines)
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (John O Hurley)
Reindeer Dance (Missi Pyle)
I Just Cant Wait Till Christmas (The Golden Orchestra)
Twas The Night Before Christmas Story (Ed Asner)


A Very Merry Golden Records Christmas is a compilation of 20 tracks.  Most of them are short, just a minute or two, and are sung by some names you may recognize.  I have to say, the people that they got to do these tracks are pretty perfect.  Wallace Shawn re-telling a Christmas Carol was perfect and I loved all of Didi Conn’s songs as well. John O’Hurley’s tracks were perfect for him as well.

I know there are a ton of Christmas CDs out there (I have so many that I have to pick and choose favorite tracks each year or I’d never have time to listen to them all during the Christmas season!) but this one is really great, especially if you have kids.  It is one that kids and adults will both enjoy, great for car rides after snow. Or to have on while baking cookies for Santa’s arrival!

In addition to songs – there are also the stories of Frosty (as told by Busy Phillips), Rudolph (as told by Cheryl Hines) and Twas The Night Before Christmas (told by Ed Asner).  This is a great addition to the CD, so you and your child can share the story that is behind the songs that they know and love (or will know and love after listening to the CD a few times!)

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I received a free copy of this album in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Mr Darcy

Have you ever wondered what Fifty Shades of Grey might be like if it took place in the 1800s? Then Fifty Shades of Mr.Darcy, a spoof on the popular series is for you!
The book chronicles the relationship between naive, innocent Elizabeth and Mr Darcy. They set up an agreement for their relationship in 1814. There are various jokes made about the reader and how things are sped up so we don’t get restless. There is also no technology so letters are passed between the two via Mr Lapptop and Mrs blackberry. (Ha.ha.)
The only odd thing was the mention of Phil Collins of genesis fame… I am pretty sure he was not around in the 1800s!
It is a quick and amusing read, not as good as other parodies I have read, but entertaining none the less.
I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in order to write this review I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Why did her heart race, and her bloomers quiver, at the thought of submitting to Mr Darcy’s every whim?

When Mr. Elliot Bingley comes to court Lizzy Bennet’s sister, she meets his mysterious, grey-eyed friend, a Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. After only a couple of balls, Lizzy is lured into Darcy’s secret world of lascivious practices and lusty urges.

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