Yuletide Album Discography
By Mike Callahan and David Edwards
Last update: March 26, 2002

Modern started as a label in 1945, and had many subsidiaries over the years. The story of the Modern label is covered in the Modern Records Story.

Yuletide was one of Modern's subsidiaries. Obviously, it specialized in Christmas music, as their slogan was "Great Sounds of Christmas." The records were issued in compatible stereo, suggesting a late-1960s issue date. They had the usual cheesy packaging, with generic jacket backs. And they certainly didn't lose a lot of sleep scratching their heads for song titles for the nine albums, they just chose a relatively small number of popular carols and issued them over and over.

The Yuletide label was light green with dark green print. "YULETIDE SERIES" was on two lines at the top of the label, bracketed by mistletoe leaves. Around the left and right edges of the label, it read, "LONG PLAYING 33 1/3 R.P.M", and at the very bottom in small print, it said, "Printed in U.S.A." On the bottom of the back of the record jacket, the label's address was given as 5810 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, California 90044. Interestingly, the copy of the album we obtained for this label (YS-212), has no markings whatsoever in the dead wax area, not even a master number, but the vinyl appears to be the same as used by the other Modern/Crown labels.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Modern or Yuletide Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

YS-211 - Famous Christmas Carols - Johnny Cole & Robert Evans Chorus [1968?] Silent Night/The First Noel/O Come All Ye Faithful/Away In A Manger/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear//Hark The Herald Angels Sing/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings/Joy To The World/Deck The Halls/O Holy Night
YS-212 - O' Come All Ye Faithful - Robert Evans Choir with Organ & Chimes [1968?] Silent Night/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/The First Noel/O'Come All Ye Faithful/Angels We Have Heard On High/O Holy Night//We Three Kings/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Away In A Manger/Joy To The World

YS-213 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Other Christmas Favorites - Johnny Cole & Robert Evans Chorus & Orchestra [1968?] Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer/Twas The Night Before Christmas/Jingle Bells/Silent Night/Joy To The World//Away In A Manger/The First Noel/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Hark The Herald Angels Sing

YS-214 - Christmas Favorites - Fred Kirby's Pipe Organ & Chimes [1968?] Silent Night/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Good King Wenceslas/Angels We Have Heard On High/It came Upon A Midnight Clear/We Three Kings//O Holy Night/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The First Noel/Joy To The World/Deck The Halls/Away In A Manger

YS-215 - White Christmas - Gordon Jenkins & Christmas Strings [1968?] White Christmas/Silent Night/O Come All Ye Faithful/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/O Little Town Of Bethlehem//Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/The First Noel/Good King Wenceslas/O Holy Night/We Three Kings

YS-216 - 12 Days of Christmas - Johnny Cole & Robert Evans Chorus [1968?] Shepherds/I Wonder As I Wander/Ring Out Wild Bells/Here We Go A Wassailing/The Shepherds' Carol/Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella//Jingle Bells/Auld Lang Syne/O Tannenbaum/12 Days Of Christmas/Silent Night/The First Noel

YS-217 - Silent Night: Organ and Chimes Favorites - William Daly [1968?] Silent Night/The First Noel/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night/Joy To The World/Away In A Manger/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Jingle Bells/O Christmas Tree/Auld Lang Syne

YS-218 - Joy to the World - Juan Ditmar's Organ and Chimes [1968?] Hark The Herald Angels Sing/Away In A Manger/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/O Holy Night/Good King Wenceslas/O Come All Ye Faithful/Silent Night/Joy To The World/The First Noel/It came Upon A Midnight Clear/Angels We have Heard On High/Deck The hall With Holly/Carol Of The Shepherds

YS-219 - The Little Drummer Boy - Voices of Christmas [1968?] The Little Drummer Boy/The First Noel/Deck The Halls/Joy To The World/O Come All Ye Faithful//God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Silent Night/The twelve Days Of Christmas

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