Annotation

Does not include track 2.11 from the original mail-order release. (FIXME: It's probably younger than 1987 as well.)

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-15 00:08 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Christmas Song
Mel Tormé 2:46
2 Jingle Bells
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters 2:36
3 The Little Drummer Boy
Roger Whittaker 3:50
4 Sleigh Ride
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 3:00
5 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Harry Belafonte 3:06
6 Up on the House Top
Eddy Arnold 2:05
7 Irish Carol
Julie Andrews 3:20
8 Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Chet Atkins 2:15
9 Bless This House
Perry Como 2:55
10 Medley: O Little Town of Bethlehem / It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Canadian Brass 3:09
11 Christmas Is for Children
Glen Campbell 3:21
12 Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley 2:10
13 Frosty the Snowman
Red Foley 2:33
14 An Old Christmas Card
Jim Reeves 2:49
15 In Dulci Jubilo
The Vienna Choir Boys 2:33
16 O Come All Ye Faithful
Ed Ames 3:01
17 Silent Night
Sergio Franchi 2:57
18 There’s No Christmas Like a Home Christmas
Perry Como 2:53
19 Christmas Day
The Beach Boys 1:50
20 Tennessee Christmas
Alabama 3:42
21 Home for Christmas
Morton Gould & The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra 2:37
22 Coventry Carol
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 2:16
23 The Holly and the Ivy
Roger Whittaker 3:11
24 O Holy Night
Luciano Pavarotti 4:11
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 White Christmas
Perry Como 3:31
2 Winter Wonderland
The Andrews Sisters 2:43
3 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Bing Crosby 2:56
4 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Robert Shaw Chorale 4:24
5 The Gifts They Gave
Harry Belafonte 4:01
6 The Toy Trumpet
Arthur Fiedler, Al Hirt & The Boston Pops 2:27
7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Roger Whittaker 2:44
8 Good King Wenceslas
The Ames Brothers 2:18
9 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Bing Crosby 2:18
10 C‐H‐R‐I‐S‐T‐M‐A‐S
Jim Reeves 2:51
11 Jingle Bell Rock
Chet Atkins 1:50
12 That Special Time of the Year
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:50
13 Pretty Paper
Willie Nelson 2:32
14 Old Toy Trains
Roger Miller 2:05
15 Medley: We Three Kings / The First Noel / Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Robert Shaw Chorale 3:27
16 Medley: Here We Come A‐Caroling / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Perry Como 1:37
17 Do You Hear What I Hear
Ed Ames 2:47
18 Shepherds in the Field Waiting
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 3:06
19 Joy to the World
Julie Andrews 2:59
20 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Virgil Fox 3:30
21 Gesu Bambino
Luciano Pavarotti 4:28
22 Ave Maria
Renata Tebaldi 2:40
23 Hallelujah Chorus From Messiah
Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra 3:23

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 19)
composer:
John Baptiste Calkin (composer) (track 5)
Amy Grant (track 20)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 19)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (track 24)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 2)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
conductor:
Morton Gould (track 21)
lead vocals:
Al Jardine (track 19)
The Andrews Sisters (1943-09-29) (track 2)
Bing Crosby (1943-09-29) (track 2)
lyricist:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 19)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 2)
John Sullivan Dwight (1855) (track 24)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 1)
orchestra:
Vic Schoen and his Orchestra (1943-09-29) (track 2)
vocals:
Elvis Presley (track 12)
writer:
Mickey J. Addy (track 18)
Bill Hayes (track 12)
Vaughn Horton (track 14)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 12)
Carl Sigman (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
RCA Victor (1957) (track 12)
Geffen Records, Inc. (1970) (track 2)
Geffen Records (2010) (track 2)
Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (2015) (track 19)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 1)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 12)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 1)
recorded at:
Decca Studios (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1943-09-29) (track 2)
arrangements:
Jingle All the Way (track 2)
Jingle Bells (arr. Gordon Langford) (track 2)
Jingle Bells (arr. Chilcott) (track 2)
Jingle a cappella (track 2)
O Holy Night (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 24)
O Holy Night (catch-all for arrangements) (track 24)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 24)
Oh Holy Night (for Sara Stevens) (track 24)
cover recording of:
Blue Christmas (track 12)
is the basis for:
O Holy Night (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 24)
Trikkevise (track 2)
Året rundt (track 2)
later parody versions:
Dschingenkhan (track 2)
Jingle Bells (track 2)
Jingle Bells Deep (track 2)
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Children's schoolyard parody of Batman and Jingle Bells) (track 2)
O Holy Tonight! (track 24)
Snowdown Skins (track 2)
Yingle Bells (track 2)
Čin čin čin (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
Klokkeklang (track 2)
later translated versions:
Ak, svētā nakts (track 24)
Bjelleklang (track 2)
Bjældeklang (track 2)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 1)
Kulkuset (track 2)
Zvaniņš skan (Alfrēds Krūklis version) (track 2)
ジングルベル (Shōji Miyazawa's translation) (track 2)
ジングルベル (transl. Otawa Takashi) (track 2)
聖誕鈴聲 (track 2)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 12)
Gribas man baltam sniedziņam būt (Latvian version of "An Old Christmas Card") (track 14)
Jingle Bells (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 2)
Jingle Bells (Lechner / Trabitsch) (track 2)
Swingle Bells (track 2)
Vive le vent (track 2)
Zvaniņš skan (Latvian version of "Jingle Bells") (track 2)
recording of:
Christmas Day (track 19)
Jingle Bells (track 2)
O Holy Night (track 24)
Tennessee Christmas (track 20)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1961) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 1)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1, 12)
version of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 24)

CD 2

additional composer:
Lowell Mason (1839) (track 19)
additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 3)
choir vocals:
Robert Shaw Chorale (track 23)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 22)
Felix Bernard (track 2)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 19)
Walter Kent (track 3)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 9)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (track 23)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1853) (track 22)
conductor:
Robert Shaw (conductor) (track 23)
lead vocals:
Bing Crosby (1943-10-11) (track 3)
lyricist:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 9)
Kim Gannon (track 3)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 2)
Isaac Watts (hymn writer) (track 19)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 22)
orchestra:
John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (1943-10-11) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records, Inc. (1970) (track 3)
Geffen Records (2010) (track 3)
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 9)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 3, 9)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 2)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
recorded at:
Decca Studios (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1943-10-11) (track 3)
arrangements:
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 22)
Joy to the World (Geoff Zanelli's arrangement) (track 19)
Joy to the World (John Rutter's arrangement) (track 19)
Joy to the World (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 19)
Joy to the World (Our God Reigns) (Sovereign Grace version of Joy to the World) (track 19)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Good King Joy (track 19)
Joy to the World (Mariah Carey song, based off both the Christmas carol and the Hoyt Axton/Three Dog Night song) (track 19)
Joy to the World (track 19)
Joy to the World (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 19)
PDX-mas Carol (track 19)
雪の夜 (track 22)
later parody versions:
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 3)
later translated versions:
Ave Maria (Italian translation of "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod) (track 22)
Ave Maria (Japanese translation of Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria") (track 22)
Līksmi lai skan (Latvian version of English "Joy to the World") (track 19)
Petteri Punakuono (track 9)
Riemuita saa (translated by V. Arti) (track 19)
Riemuita saa! (translated by Hilkka Norkamo) (track 19)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (German) (track 9)
Talven ihmemaa (track 2)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
ウィンターワンダーランド (Japanese version of “Winter Wonderland”) (track 2)
later versions:
Winter Wunderwelt (track 2)
orchestrations:
Ave Maria (for violin and orchestra, orch. Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 22)
part of:
recording of:
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 22)
Joy to the World (Christmas carol) (track 19)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1943-10-11) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Bach (track 22)
Noëls pour cordes (track 19)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 2)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 2, 9)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 2)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 9)

Release

ASIN: US: B0009ICXHG [info]