Monday, December 8, 2008

My Favorite Album Covers: Dean Martin - Christmas With Dino

I plan to mostly post Christmas items related to the Rat Pack until my last post on Wednesday, December 24th. I'm taking a holiday break after that Christmas Eve post until the following Monday, which will be December 29th. I hope you will enjoy all these Christmas posts that I am going to do. Maybe they will help put you in the holiday spirit.

I thought that I would start with some of my favorite album covers. These are the covers for the two different editions of Christmas With Dino. The first album basically collects holiday tunes from several of Dean Martin's other Christmas albums. The second one features remastered versions of his Christmas songs, plus a virtual duet (Baby, It's Cold Outside)between Dino and Martina McBride. I actually have both of these albums. I love them both. They should both be among the albums any Dean Martin fan has, plus they are great Christmas albums to listen to during the holiday season.


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P.S. Please check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. It's a video from the Dean Martin Christmas Special in 1977. I hope you enjoy it.

P.S.S. Today is Sammy Davis Jr.'s birthday. Happy Birthday to Sam. I raise a toast to him. I'm sure he's having a party up there at that big casino in the sky. Cheers!

14 comments:

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

Rat pack Christmas music is a must in the Phantom household, every year. Dino's collection is my personal favorite.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. Thanks for the comments. I totally agree. I've been listening to this two albums here this weekend a lot. It definitely puts me in the holiday spirit. Cheers!

Steve Langton said...

Nice covers. Look forward to your Christmas posts thru this month.

Tonygirl said...

I love playing Dino at Christmas especially his version of "I've got my love to keep me warm".

Planet Mondo said...

Great choices Keith - are you planning on posting any Frank covers ?

PS I've kicked off for Christmas, with a cajun flavour on the PM blog today..

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks. I hope everybody likes them.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. I've got a post with some Frank covers. There's also a post with some Rat Pack covers. I've got some posts with some video clips coming as well. I'll check out your blog today.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks for the comments. I love listening to Dino at the holiday season. He does so many cool Christmas tunes.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, nothin' like Dinowintermusic to puts one in the holiday mood...

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. I totally agree with you there. Don't forget to check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. The link is in this post. It's a clip of our Dino from his 1977 Christmas special. Cheers!

Cocktails said...

Hey Keith, Inspired by your good self I've finally bought a copy of 'Christmas with Dino'. Well, I've ordered it anyway. Just waiting for good old Amazon to deliver it now. Can't wait!

Keith said...

Hey Cocktails. That's great news! I'm so glad that I could inspire you to get this album. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Let me know what you think when you get it. Cheers!

Farbror Sid said...

I agree Keith... I love Dean's Christmas album, Christmas With Dino... or Makin' Spirit Bright.
It's spinning on my CD every December for years now...

Keith said...

Hey Sid. Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you're such a fan too. It just isn't the holidays without listening to some Dino Christmas music.