September 16, 1991
Amherst Records
Easy Listening, Bop, Big Band, Swing, Holidays, Traditional Pop, Christmas, Instrumental Pop

Album Review

Like Doc himself, Merry Christmas from Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra is a brassy, stylish, and shamelessly enjoyable album. Severinsen never takes risks -- the swaggering arrangements will be familiar to anyone who watched Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, and all the songs are staples -- but he's made an entertaining album. He's not alone on this one either -- the L.A. Children's Chorus, the Philharmonic Strings, and the Desert Bells help out on individual tracks. When all is said and done, there might not be much unexpected here, but it's all quite fun.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  4. The Little Drummer Boy
  5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  6. White Christmas
  7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  8. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  9. Sleigh Ride
  10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11. March of the Toys
  12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  13. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  14. Joy to the World
  15. Silent Night, Holy Night
  16. Jingle Bells