Australia released, NTSC/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 animated Christmas film that revolves around a young calf who aspires to learn to fly and become one of Santa Claus' reindeer. It is narrated by Randy Travis and stars veteran voice actress Kath Soucie. ...Annabelle's Wish ( Anna Belle's Wish )
Manufacturer: A&M Records
How about snowy days and Mondays? The soft, soothing sounds of Karen and Richard Carpenter are perfectly suited to a white Christmas with a crackling fire; here are their Christmas Portrait ('78) and An Old Fashioned Christmas ('84) LPs, together in one 2-CD set: It Came upon a Midnight Clear; O Holy Night; Christmas Waltz; Sleigh Ride; Silent Night; Jingle Bells; Ave Maria; Carol of the Bells; My Favorite Things; Do You Hear What I Hear; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town , and more! Rainy days and Mondays always made Karen Carpenter blue. Maybe she should have played her two Christmas records, Christmas Portrait and An Old Fashioned Christmas. Both are combined in this 31-piece collection, a great value for fans of this brother-sister duo who captured the pop airwaves during the early to mid-'70s. A number of good performances mark the collection, which includes songs from their Christmas TV special, numerous cuts backed by full orchestra that prove the duo could extend their pop sensibilities to timeless holiday fare, and singular works such as "Little Altar Boy," a song that Richard Carpenter feels was among his sister's greatest performances. --Martin Keller
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has recorded her first-ever holiday album, A Mary Christmas, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records. A Mary Christmas is an extraordinary collaboration between collaboration between Blige and legendary producer and Verve Music Group Chairman, David Foster. 'Working with David Foster is a singer's dream. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this soulful classic Christmas album with him. David's music has touched so many lives, I'm so proud of what we've created and I believe my fans will love it as much as I do,' says Mary J. Blige.A Mary Christmas features Blige's soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes including 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' and 'The Christmas Song.' Blige is joined by a number of A-list guests, starting with Barbra Streisand, who duets with Blige on 'When You Wish Upon A Star,' along with Jessie J on 'Do You Hear What I Hear;' The Clark Sisters join Blige on 'The First Noel' and 'Noche de Paz,' is a Spanish collaboration with Mark Anthony.Other highlights on the album include 'Little Drummer Boy,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'This Christmas,' 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,' and Tino Rossi's 'Petit Papa NoÃ«l.''There are so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, says David Foster, 'but it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries. She doesn't think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female. She just thinks of herself as a singer and she's a great singer.'
Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Reigning ACM and CMA Male Vocalist of the year, Blake Shelton presents his first Christmas album, Cheers It's Christmas on Warner Bros. Records. The album will feature several duet performances including fellow The Voice advisor Michael Buble, long-time friend Reba, and a very special duet with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford. The album includes classic Christmas songs that have touched Blake over the years. Many of the tracks were also recorded at the famous Capitol Studios with full orchestral accompaniment.
Christmas At Downton Abbey is the official festive collection from the much loved, award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Transport yourself back to a simpler time and enjoy this two CD collection of well-known carols and hymns, which have been carefully curated to evoke the Christmas At Downton Abbey spirit. Christmas At Downton Abbey brings together the ultimate classic carols & hymns collection plus exclusive new recordings of traditional carols from Downton Abbey cast members Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora) and Julian Ovenden (Charles Blake) plus a special, spoken word Christmas story read by Jim Carter (Mr. Carson). Added to this The Downton Abbey composer John Lunn has written a new & exclusive extended seasonal suite version of the Downton Abbey theme music, part 1 & part 2 open each disc.Click HERE for track list.
Hard rock producer Paul O'Neill, renowned for his work with Aerosmith and Savatage, teamed with the latter band's Jon Oliva to create Trans-Siberian Orchestra, an inspired fusion of classical music and rock-opera pageantry. Their first two releases are visionary and timeless Christmas-themed concept albums, spotlighting lead guitars and classical string sections alike, and they became instant contemporary holiday classics. 2004's The Lost Christmas Eve, which completes their symphonic rock Yuletide triology, underscores Billboard's recent comment that TSO "seems to be turning into a Christmas tradition."
2012 holiday album from the R&B singer, songwriter and producer. Features 10 songs to help usher in a soulful season including 'What Christmas Means', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', 'Be Mine For Christmas', 'The Christmas Song' and many others.
Cee Lo Green promises his Christmas album is "the real deal." Green has stated that the album, Cee Lo's Magic Moment, is a "soulful take on a host of Christmas classics."Among the tunes on the Elektra Records album are "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song," "This Christmas," "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "White Christmas."Rod Stewart, B.o.B. and Straight No Chaser are among the featured artists.
Upon claiming attendance milestones on their OWN THE NIGHT WORLDTOUR, one of the hottest groups across all genres, Lady Antebellum, bringsyou twelve traditional Christmas songs for the holiday season, On ThisWinter s Night. Stand out tracks include Have A Holly Jolly Christmas and Silent Night. The band will host An Evening with Lady Antebellum live concert event inNashville in early December to showcase the songs on the release. Theevent will be open to the public and will be held at one of Nashville spremiere concert halls, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Holiday Wishes is produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas".