Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas [Mono]
- Label: Decca Records DL-8128 / MG-4088T13
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1955
- Grade LP: (G+) Sleeve: (G)
Merry Christmas is a compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby
Original title Merry Christmas later changed to White Christmas.
When Decca (and the rest of the industry) abandoned the 10-inch LP format in 1955, it created a 12-inch LP version of Merry Christmas, catalogue Decca DL-8128, with four additional songs and the now familiar cover with Crosby in his Santa Claus stocking cap as pictured above. The new songs were "Silver Bells" and "Mele Kalikimaka," both recorded in September 1950, and "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and "Christmas in Killarney," both recorded on October 1, 1951. The album's track listing was also adjusted slightly, with "Faith of Our Fathers" now preceding "I'll Be Home for Christmas." This issue has remained unchanged to present; first pressings of the album were released on Decca's all-black label with the catalog number in the top left corner of the front cover.