Oops, spoke too soon. I see that the same company, Stanyan, has a CD out called "Louis Armstrong: Christmas Through The Years", 12 774.
They also have one, 12 780, "A Very Cherry Christmas". Hmm. Nothing but variations of the Cherry Tree Carol?
They have one, 12 777, "Bah! Humbug! Christmas Songs for Grinch and Grouch." Doesn't say what might be on it.
Speaking of Grinches, I was pleased to see that the songs from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas are now out on a CD.
Contrary to my usual practice of not listening to Christmas songs until at least the middle of December, I am sampling new CD's tonight. I am involved in booking bands for the local parade, and nothing can put you more out of the Christmas spirit than helping to organize a Christmas parade. I'm hoping listening to the music will give me some spirit. For the second year in a row the bagpipers have backed out on us, begging possible damage to their pipes. How can you have a Canadian parade without bagpipes? However the excellent Detroit bands are coming again, so all is well I suppose. I won't feel safe until I see the last one march out of the marshalling area . . .