Title: K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
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(Date Posted:02/05/2018 16:01)

Anyone feel like taking a trip back to 1974? This site has a lot of audio that was played in K-Mart stores. In particular, this audio from a reel to reel specifically made for the Christmas Shopping Season including announcements and jingles. The audio is two hours long and is downloadable.
https://archive.org/details/KmartDecember1974ReelToReel


The playlist, copied and pasted from the above link:


0:03 K Mart jingle
1:03 
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas – Billy Vaughn (1958, Christmas Carols album)
3:55 
Happy Holiday – Eddie Dunstedter (1963, The Bells of Christmas Chime Again album)
6:11 
March of the Toys/Toyland Medley – Andre Kostelanetz (1959, Joy to the World album)
8:53 
The Christmas Waltz – Ronnie Aldrich (1964, Christmas with Ronnie Aldrich & The London Festival Orchestra album)
11:28 
Jingle Bells – Mantovani Orchestra (1963, Christmas Greetings from Mantovani & His Orchestra album)
13:24 
Will Security please report to Section 3?
13:30 
I'll Be Home for Christmas – Jackie Gleason Orchestra (1969, All I Want For Christmas album)
15:52 
Silver Bells – The Living Strings (1963, The Spirit of Christmas album)
19:02 
Snowbound - Wayne King Orchestra (1963, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas album)
20:58 
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Ferrante & Teicher (1962, Christmas Is So Special album)
23:31 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops (1959, Pops Christmas Party album)
25:37 
Jingo Jango - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra (1963, Christmas Wonderland album)
27:38 
Attention please: if you plan to pay with your purchase with a personal check...
27:48 
Jingle Bell Bossa Nova - Eddie Dunstedter (1965, Christmas Candy album)
30:02 
Pine Cones & Holly Berries/It's Beginning to Look a LotLikeChristmas–The Living Strings(1963, NewFromBroadway)
33:07 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town/March of the Toys/Rudolph medley – ("The Twenty-Two Best Loved Christmas Piano Concertos" (1959))
35:41 
Sleigh Ride – Hugo Winterhalter (1959, Wish You Were Here album)
38:19 
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas – Frank Chacksfield (1959, Music for a Merry Christmas album)
41:15 
There is no smoking allowed on the sales floor, only in the Snack Bar...
42:15 
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – George Melachrino & His Strings (1959, Christmas Joy album)
43:29 
Walking in a Winter Wonderland – The Three Suns (1961, The Sound of Christmas album)
46:06 
Jingle Bells – Domenico Savino & His Orchestra (1959, Hi-Fi Christmas Party album)
47:26 
Christmas Bells – Mantovani Orchestra (1963, Christmas Greetings from Mantovani & His Orchestra album)
49:36 
Frosty the Snowman – John Klein (1959, A Christmas Sound Spectacular album)
52:01 
Christmas Candy - Eddie Dunstedter (1965, Christmas Candy album)
54:11 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hollyridge Strings (1965, Christmas Favorites album)
57:01 
Snow in Hawaii - The Waikikis (1973, Merry Christmas in Hawaii album)
59:16 
Snowfall – Tex Beneke (1965, Christmas Serenade in the Glenn Miller Style album)
59:54 
K Mart jingle
1:00:52 
Jingle Bell Rock – Pete Fountain (1967, Candy Clarinet album)
1:03:03 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town/Here Comes Santa Claus – Liberace (1952, A Liberace Christmas)
1:04:56 
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – ?piano and orchestra
1:07:44 
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Andre Kostelanetz (1972, Wonderland of Christmas album)
1:09:38 
Parade of the Wooden (Tin) Soldiers – Living Voices (1962, Living Voices Sing Christmas Music album)
1:11:33 
All Around the Christmas Tree - John Klein (1964, Lets Ring the Bells All Around the Christmas Tree album)
1:14:31 
Will Security please report to Section 10...
1:14:37 
I'll Be Home for Christmas – Lawrence Welk (1961, Silent Night album)
1:16:39 
Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Hollyridge Strings (1963, Christmas Favorites by the Hollyridge Strings album)
1:19:15 
Under the Christmas Mistletoe - Dick Leibert (1963, The Happy Hits of Christmas album)
1:20:37 
Sleigh Ride – Tex Beneke (1965, Christmas Serenade in the Glenn Miller Style album)
1:23:32 
Sleigh Ride – Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops (1959, Pops Christmas Party album)
1:26:17 
Attention please: if you plan to pay with your purchase with a personal check...
1:26:29 
Ring, Christmas Bells (Ukrainian Bell Carol) – Eddie Dunstedter (1963, The Bells of Christmas Chime Again album)
1:28:40 
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - The Wayne King Orchestra
1:30:51 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – The Living Strings (1963, The Spirit of Christmas album)
1:33:31 
Happy Holiday – Jackie Gleason Orchestra (1956, Merry Christmas album or possibly a later recording)
1:35:56 
Toy Parade - Bert Kaempfert (1963, Christmas Wonderland album)
1:38:24 
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Three Suns (1959, A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas album)
1:40:35 
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas – Hollyridge Strings (1963, ChristmasFavorites by the HollyridgeStrings album)
1:43:02 
There is no smoking allowed on the sales floor, only in the Snack Bar...
1:43:14 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Lawrence Welk (1956, Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk album)
1:45:09 
I'll be Home for Christmas – Eddie Dunstedter (1965, Christmas Candy album)
1:48:02 
March of the Wooden (Tin) Soldiers – ?orchestra
1:51:44 
Silver Bells – Al Hirt (1965, The Sound of Christmas album)
1:54:11 
I'll be Home For Christmas – Hollyridge Strings (1963, Christmas Favorites by the Hollyridge Strings album)
1:56:42 
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Wayne King & His Orchestra (1963, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas album) 

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RE:K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
(Date Posted:02/05/2018 19:52)


Ah, the good old days.

By the way, there's a lot of info that is wrong on this discography, but the fourth to last song is "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers" by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops from 1959.



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RE:K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
(Date Posted:02/06/2018 05:44)

Ah!!! I knew if anyone had any corrections to whoever wrote that list that it would be you!!! Thank you!!!!
Yes...the good old days!!! If they could take me back to the 60's, that would be great!! But I'll take the Christmas shopping experience from 1974!

It really sets the mood, doesn't it?
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RE:K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
(Date Posted:02/06/2018 13:50)


Definitely, Gene. And yes, the '60s were the ultimate time for classic Christmas music. We were both lucky to have grown up during that time.


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RE:K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
(Date Posted:02/07/2018 11:18)

This is really nice, brings me back to my teens, and when the stores weren't being pushed out of business by Wal-Mart.  K-Mart always had great sales.  Too bad most of them are closed now.  Not to mention their parent company Sears.
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RE:K-Mart In-Store Holiday Music from December 1974
(Date Posted:02/11/2018 17:49)

Thank you Gene for letting us know about this. It definitely brings back memories of blue light specials and lay-away Christmas gifts.
"Those were the Days" :)
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