Sometimes a guy just has to buy himself a Christmas present, and mine came in the mail today. Richard Carpenter has put together a beautiful DVD comprised selections from their two Christmas television specials and two of their appearances on others. (Perry Como and Dorothy Hamill.) The sound and picture are nearly flawless considering they were recorded as early as 1974.
Karen Carpenter proves once again to be the voice of Christmas for her generation. Merry Christmas Darling may be the only Carpenters song you know, but trust me, after watching and listening to this DVD, you'll want to find both Christmas Portrait and An Old Fashioned Christmas and add them to your holiday music collection.
For more information on how to order this excellent disc, go to this post on the A&M Corner website.