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Celine Dion & David Foster - The Christmas Song (NO AUDIO - VIDEO ONLY)

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Uploaded on Oct 10, 2008

**AUDIO REMOVED BY REQUEST OF COPYRIGHT OWNER**
Celine Dion & David Foster perform "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" on his TV special, "David Foster's Christmas Album" (NBC, December 10, 1993).

This song is from David Foster's Christmas CD, which features an all-star cast singing some of the best Christmas music of the 1990s:
http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Album...

Celine would later include this track on her 1998 "These Are Special Times" CD:
http://www.amazon.com/These-Special-T...

The staging and camera work on this video are beautifully matched to the musical arrangement. The closing is especially memorable, as Celine & David are bathed in light as the orchestra plays its final notes.

On the TV broadcast, the musical interlude in the middle of the song was edited to make it shorter. I have restored the full-length audio here, and inserted a couple of photos to fill the gap in the video.

Watch the original broadcast version here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsf0iR...

In 2003, David Foster re-used this arrangement on a recording by Michael Buble... and I do mean the exact same arrangement. Listen and you'll hear Michael sing along with the identical music tracks that Celine used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6aW1l...

Words & Music by Mel Torme & Robert Wells

Audio:
Produced by David Foster
Arranged by Johnny Mandel

Video:
Produced by Linda Jonsson, David Foster & Michael Petok
Directed by Paul Miller
Musical Staging & Choreography by Walter Painter

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