From 1959 comes Andre Kostelanetz’s first Christmas album. This is real orchestral Christmas music with chorus, featuring baritone Earl Wrightson, similar along the lines of Percy Faith. If you are more familiar with his later albums, Side 1 is a bit more serene, but a beautiful track nonetheless. This release is the source of most of the Kostelanetz tracks on the earlier Goodyear Great Songs of Christmas albums.
Joy To The World (Amazon)
– Note, the artwork is different for the CD release, but the music is the same.
Here is the Sleigh Ride track: [also used on the 1963 Wonderland of Christmas LP]