Our five ideal family holiday gifts from the singer and actress Doris Day

November 15, 2011 No Comments

The happy holiday season would simply not be the same without a sprinkling of magic from darling Doris Day. Below are five essential items which we think would brighten the cold winter months whilst setting the scene for some very special new Christmas memories.

Everyone at the ‘Discovering Doris’ website wishes you all a safe and happy time during this special season. Please do not forget though to keep your eyes and ears open for those two and four legged friends who may need an extra helping hand as temperatures drop and mother nature plays havoc.

 

FIVE ESSENTIAL FAMILY HOLIDAY GIFTS:

#1 – THE DORIS DAY CHRISTMAS ALBUM
from Columbia/Sony Music UK
Order the CD from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com.

“The sound, feeling and warm atmosphere conveyed throughout Doris Day’s 1964 studio album truly captures the heart and spirit of the season. This digitally re-mastered CD re-issue from Sony Music/Columbia utilises the same cover sleeve photograph from the original LP release plus benefits from the inclusion of three rare bonus tracks.”

  1. Silver Bells
  2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  3. Snowfall
  4. Toyland
  5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  6. Be A Child At Christmas Time
  7. Winter Wonderland
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. Christmas Present
  10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  11. The Christmas Waltz
  12. White Christmas
  13. Deck The Hall With Boughs Of Holly [Bonus Track]
  14. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm [Bonus Track]
  15. Let No Walls Divide (Overdubbed version) [Bonus Track]

 

 

#2 – CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
from MPI Home Video USA
Order the Region 1 DVD from amazon.com

“This ‘Region 1’ DVD bundles together all the Christmas episodes of Doris Day’s TV sitcom ‘The Doris Day Show’ plus many rare newsreels – including Christmas footage – as well as long-lost 1950s holiday broadcasts of The Doris Day Show radio series featuring performances of “Silent Night” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”.”

Included episodes:

  • “A Two Family Christmas” (from Season 2)
  • “It’s Christmas Time In The City” (from Season 3)
  • “Whodunnity, Doris?” (from Season 4)

 

#3 – 2012 DORIS DAY CALENDAR
from DorisDayTribute.com
Order the calendar here.

“Prepare to be taken on a Sentimental Journey as you admire 13 classic images of the Hollywood music and movie icon. All images for this calendar were personally selected by Ms. Day and professionally scanned in high resolution from original photographic prints, transparencies or negatives (ensuring optimum print quality). Proceeds again benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation.”

 

#4 – CALAMITY JANE
from Warner Home Video
Order the DVD from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk

“This film has to be the ultimate family movie filled with lots of super sing-a-long moments for everyone to join in with. For decades Doris Day’s colourful and much adored on screen character Calamity has charmed generations of movie lovers.”

 

#5 – MY HEART (US Edition)
from Arwin Productions USA
Order the CD  from amazon.com

“2011 was the year that Doris Day made a triumphant return to the pop charts with this her latest album containing previously unreleased recordings from the 1980s. This special US edition – released by Ms. Day’s own production company Arwin – features an exclusive bonus track with proceeds from sales benefiting her American-based Animal Foundation.”

  1. Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here +
  2. Daydream +
  3. Way I Dreamed It +
  4. Heaven Tonight +
  5. My One & Only Love
  6. My Heart  +
  7. You Are So Beautiful +
  8. Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries
  9. Disney Girls +
  10. Stewball + [US Edition – Bonus Track]
    [Duet: Doris Day with Terry Melcher]
  11. My Buddy
  12. Happy Endings +
    [Sung by Terry with introduction by Doris Day]
  13. Ohio

+ Previously Unreleased Song

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