Roll Credits - Hollywood Holiday

by Lynne Warfel
December 3, 2012

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Still from It's A Wonderful Life (Courtesy of the Artists)

During the holidays we unpack, dust off and polish up countless traditions. Some are surrounded by festive foods, others involve preparing and decorating for family, friends and homecomings. Many of these special times include classic movies that take us back to wonderful Christmases past. Lynne Warfel shares music that made great films from "A Christmas Carol" to "Polar Express" come alive with the warmth and sparkle of the season.

Playlist

Hague: You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80485

Williams: Home Alone Music
Williams/Boston Pops
Sony 48232

Silvestri: Polar Express Suite
Tom Hanks
Warner Brothers 093624889724

Bricusse: "I Hate People" and "You... You" From Scrooge
Albert Finney
Sony Masterworks

Berlin: White Christmas
Bing Crosby
MCA 5765

Bedford Falls Prayers
"It's a Wonderful Life", The Record
Nick at Nite 550

Tiomkin: It's a Wonderful Life Suite
Royal Philharmonic/David Newman
Telarc 88801

Bricusse: Scrooge Finale
Albert Finney
Sony Masterworks

Addinsell: A Christmas Carol
Royal Philharmonic/Newman
Telarc 88801

Williams: Scrooge from Muppet Christmas Carol
Disney 094637118528

Hague: You're a Mean one Mr. Grinch
Jim Carrey

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Basil Rathbone

George Bailey's Merry Christmas
"It's a Wonderful Life", The Record
Nick at Nite 550