Hey pallies, likes on this fifth day of Dino-winter-month we shares with youse a ravin' review of our most beloved Dino's Christmas Al-b-um, "The Dean Martin Christmas Album by Dean Martin (1966)." Scribed by a Mr. Brian J. Noggle at his self-tagged blog, "MUSINGS FROM BRAIN J. NOGGLE, it is clear that this dude digs our great great man a great great lot! While Noggle's review is rather brief in word count, it is none-the-less long of Dino-adulation.
We likes deeply deeply digs how Bri reflects on his amazin' appreciato for this classic set of Dino-wintery croons, sayin' "It’s a mood-setting collection, which is a step above background music; it’s worth listening to Dean sing the songs as he invests feeling in them, and his relaxed delivery is reflective." We digs Bri's wise words of Dino-knowin' about how "relaxed our Dino's "delivery" is, but also so remarkably "reflective" there are at the same time!
We thanks Mr. Brian J. Noggle's review of this amazin' Dino-collection of wintery croons and puttin' his readership onto our amazin' Dino. To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Always Dino, Always, DMP
Christmas Album Review: The Dean Martin Christmas Album by Dean Martin (1966)
If you’re expecting “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on this album, baby, it’s the wrong record; that omnipresent song, the one most associated with Dean Martin and Christmas, is from his 1959 platter A Winter Romance.
This album, from 1966 (and on a different label), features Dean Martin’s laid back takes on these classic Christmas songs:
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
“The Things We Did Last Summer”
It’s a mood-setting collection, which is a step above background music; it’s worth listening to Dean sing the songs as he invests feeling in them, and his relaxed delivery is reflective.
My beautiful wife quibbles with the inclusion of “Marshmellow World” on the album, as it is her least favorite secular Christmas carol of all time and might be mathematically the absolute worst song for her ever as she cannot stand marshmallows, whipped cream, or most of the things the winter landscape reminds the singer of. On the other hand, it transitions right into “Silver Bells”, which is her favorite secular Christmas carol, so the crisis is averted.
Meanwhile, I think it’s odd to include “The Things We Did Last Summer” on the LP as it’s more of a reflective, nostalgia song than a winter song or a Christmas song. But I guess it gets included to break the theme up a little bit with a tangental tune, like “A Few of My Favorite Things” gets included on Christmas albums because it mentions packages and gifts.
At any rate, I recommend it; it’s definitely on heavy rotation here at Nogglestead.