WILF CARTER Christmas In Canada

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From 1965 comes the ultimate Canadian Christmas album. I'm sure this was a household tradition for many.
Wilf, or "Montana Slim" as he was known south of the border recorded seven tunes for this album, including the self-penned title track. The remaining three titles are older recordings, probably from the early '50's. The most interesting of these is the story of "Punkinhead", the sad little bear. "Punkinhead" was an attempt by Eaton's, the Canadian department store chain to emulate the success of post-war Christmas marketing creations like Rudolph and Frosty. Opinions vary on how successful they were, and today in Canada "Punkinhead" is little but an obscure memory.

Click here for more about "Punkinhead"


1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
3. An Old Christmas Card
4. Silver Bells
5. Blue Christmas
6. Ting-a-Ling-a Jingle
7. White Christmas
8. Christmas Time in Canada
9. Silent Night
10. Punkinhead (The Little Bear)

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Huntster said...

I am blown away by Wilf's version of "Silent Night" Incredible!!! Greatest yodeler on the planet as demonstrated here. This is a must-hear LP!

Unknown said...

This was a favorite Christmas LP growing up. I'm glad to see there are still people who listen and enjoy these songs.

4CField said...

This is awesome, thanks. I have been looking for this for a long time - we had it on vinyl growing up. Wilf Carter has some unforgettable Christmas tunes for sure!

KXO said...

Outstanding. This is a great Xmas album, I'm so glad you shared it.

Durge & The Oldies said...

Haven't visited you fantastic site in some time but still discover plenty of gems like this to check out. Thanks so much Lonesome Lefty!!

Unknown said...

I want this album so bad. My dad had it and I loved listening to it every Christmas. My dad's been gone now for almost 7 years. I wish I had it.