Rest You Merry: Songs for the Holiday Season (Sears & Conner) CD


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“This homespun enterprise offers pleasures. Conner’s arrangements are sophisticated and Sears puts over every word, making it clear and meaningful, and his sense of rhythm is unfailing. Sears can deliver a Christmas song with unaffected intelligence and feeling.”

(Richard Dyer, Boston Globe) 



A Holiday Cabaret


1. Winter Wonderland

Dick Smith & Felix Bernard

2. Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne

3.† & 4. Happy Christmas, Little Friend

Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers

5.† & 6. Wintertime Medley

Skating Vince Guaraldi 

Once Upon a Wintertime

Ray Gilbert & Bobby Worth 

Snow Flakes* 

Arthur Jackson & George Gershwin 

7.† & 8. Little Jack Frost Get Lost

Al Stillman & Seger Ellis

9. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Dr. Suess (Theodore Geisel) & Albert Hague

10.† & 11. The Man in the Red Suit

Here Comes Santa Claus

Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman

Up on the House Top (Rag)* 

B. R. Hainby/arr. Brian Dykstra

Mister Santa Pat Ballard

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Haven Gillespie & J. Fred Coots

12.†& 13. Pine Cones and Holly Berries

Meredith Willson

14.†& 15. Jazz Christmas Carol* 

English carol/arr. Jerome Kern

16. Silver Bells Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

17. The Twelve Days After Christmas

Frederick Silver

18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin

19.†& 20. Happy Holidays to You!

Happy Holiday Irving Berlin

Santa Claus (A Syncopated Christmas Song) * 

Irving Berlin

Christmastime Seems Years and Years Away * 

Irving Berlin & Ted Snyder

Snow Irving Berlin

White Christmas Irving Berlin


*Premiere recording 

†Spoken Intro 

Arrangements by Bradford Conner

Additional information


Various Artists


Various Artists


Benjamin Sears, Bradford Conner






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