Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 White Christmas
Bing Crosby 4 3:07
2 Medley: Winter Wonderland / Sleigh Ride
Dolly Parton 3:45
3 The Little Drummer Boy
The Harry Simeone Chorale 3:23
4 O Little Town of Bethlehem
André Previn 2:54
5 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Roger Whittaker 3:28
6 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Nat King Cole 1:51
7 O Holy Night
Perry Como 3:43
8 The Christmas Song
Carpenters 3:44
9 Medley: Carol of the Bells / Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly
Robert Shaw Chorale 2:34
10 ’Twas the Night Before Christmas
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians 6:50
11 Here Comes Santa Claus
Elvis Presley 1:59
12 Santa’s Beard
The Beach Boys 2:03
13 Christmas in My Home Town
Charley Pride 2:08
14 Away in a Manger
Ed Ames 2:24
15 Silent Night
Jim Reeves 3:16
16 Home for the Holidays
Perry Como 2:59
17 Rudolph the Red‐Nosed Reindeer
Gene Autry 3:01
18 Feliz Navidad
José Feliciano 3 3:05
19 Good King Wenceslas
Morton Gould and the RCA Symphony Orchestra 2:36
20 Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helms 2:13
21 Medley: Here We Come A‐Caroling / O Tannenbaum / I Saw Three Ships
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops 5:10
22 Ave Maria (Schubert)
Leontyne Price with the Choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York 4:53
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ding Dong Merrily on High
Roger Whittaker 4:49
2 If Every Day Was Like Christmas
Elvis Presley 2:57
3 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee 2:07
4 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Perry Como 2:45
5 Jingle Bells
Jim Reeves 1:52
6 What Child Is This?
André Previn 3:10
7 Adeste Fideles
Luciano Pavarotti with the National Philharmonic Orchestra 3:33
8 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Perry Como 2:57
9 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Julie Andrews 3:12
10 Christmas in Dixie
Alabama 3:42
11 Do You Hear What I Hear?
Bing Crosby 2:47
12 Medley: Joy to the World / Angels We Have Heard on High
Robert Shaw Chorale 3:19
13 Blue Christmas
Glen Campbell 2:35
14 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus 3:22
15 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland 2:46
16 Mary’s Boy Child
Harry Belafonte 4:26
17 Rocking
Roger Whittaker 3:10
18 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Lena Horne 2:24
19 The First Noel
Sergio Franchi 3:18
20 Silver Bells
Kate Smith 2:39
21 Holly Jolly Christmas
Burl Ives 2:18
22 It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters 2:40
23 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus 2:00

Credits

CD 1

organ:
George Decker (track 22)
additional composer:
William H. Cummings (1855) (track 6)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (1753) (track 6)
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1892) (track 14)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl (track 6)
Harry Simeone (track 10)
choir vocals:
Ken Darby Singers (track 1)
chorus master:
William Self (track 22)
composer:
Robert Allen (US songwriter/arranger/pianist) (track 16)
Felix Bernard (track 2)
Ken Darby (track 10)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 17)
José Feliciano (track 18)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1825) (track 22)
Felix Mendelssohn (1840) (track 6)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (track 7)
William James Kirkpatrick (1895) (track 14)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 1)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 3)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 8)
Leroy Anderson (1948) (track 2)
conductor:
Morton Gould (track 19)
Ralph Carmichael (1960) (track 6)
guest background vocals:
Anita Kerr Singers (Mixed vocal group) (track 20)
lead vocals:
Bing Crosby (track 1)
lyricist:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 17)
José Feliciano (track 18)
Sir Walter Scott (19th-century Scottish author) (track 22)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 2)
Al Stillman (track 16)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 14)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1739) (track 6)
John Sullivan Dwight (1855) (track 7)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 1)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 3)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 8)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 8)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 2)
orchestra:
producer:
Lee Gillette (track 6)
solo vocals:
Jack Best (singer) (1956-12-24) (track 10)
Gordon Goodman (1956-12-24) (track 10)
soprano vocals:
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 22)
translator:
Adam Storck (track 22)
vocals:
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (1956-12-24) (track 10)
Nat King Cole (1960) (track 6)
writer:
Joe Beal (track 20)
Jim Boothe (track 20)
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 3)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
HNH International Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 1)
Geffen Records, Inc. (1970) (track 1)
Geffen Records (2010) (track 1)
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 17)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 17)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 1)
DeJamus Ltd. (track 18)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 3)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 2)
J-H Publishing (track 18)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 8)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 1)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 1)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 8)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 3)
part of:
arrangements:
Ave Maria (for piano, Tilling) (track 22)
Ave Maria (for handbell ensemble) (track 22)
Ave Maria (for violin and piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 22)
Ave Maria (Ellens dritter Gesang), S. 557d (for solo piano, Liszt, first version) (track 22)
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks) (track 14)
Away in a Manger (arr. Rutter) (track 14)
Away in a Manger (for brass, Graham) (track 14)
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 22)
Ellens dritter Gesang (Ave Maria), S. 558 Nr. 12 (for solo piano, Liszt, second version) (track 22)
Enkellaulu kajahtaa (translated) (track 6)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Wilcocks) (track 6)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Sovereign Grace version) (track 6)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy) (track 3)
O Holy Night (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 7)
O Holy Night (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 7)
Oh Holy Night (for Sara Stevens) (track 7)
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 8)
White Christmas (1947-03-19) (track 1)
is based on:
Sweet Afton (track 14)
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 3)
is the basis for:
A Lullaby (track 14)
Ave Maria 2001 (track 22)
Ave María (Pallavicini's text) (track 22)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 2)
O Holy Night (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 7)
later parody versions:
Feliz Navidad (track 18)
O Holy Tonight! (track 7)
Rapapapam (track 3)
later translated versions:
Ak, svētā nakts (track 7)
Debespulks dzied apstarots (Latvian version of English "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") (track 6)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 8)
Petteri Punakuono (track 17)
Pieni rumpali (track 3)
Rap jul (track 1)
Rekiretki (track 2)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (German) (track 17)
Talven ihmemaa (track 2)
Valkea joulu (track 1)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
そりすべり (track 2)
ウィンターワンダーランド (Japanese version of “Winter Wonderland”) (track 2)
天には栄え (Japanese version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) (track 6)
新生王 (track 6)
later versions:
Ave Maria (Schubert's Ave Maria: Latin "Ave Maria" text sung to the tune of 'Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria"') (track 22)
Ave Maria (Schubert's, in English, from "Fantasia") (track 22)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 6)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John Ferguson arrangement) (track 6)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 6)
Heavenly Father (track 22)
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 3)
See viis (track 18)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 1)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 2)
live cover recording of:
’Twas the Night Before Christmas (1956-12-24) (track 10)
medley including a recording of:
Sleigh Ride (track 2)
Winter Wonderland (track 2)
recording of:
Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick) (track 14)
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 3)
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 “Ave Maria” (Schubert's song, not the Bach/Gounod work) (track 22)
Feliz Navidad (track 18)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol) (track 6)
Jingle Bell Rock (track 20)
O Holy Night (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (track 20)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 3, 8)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 1)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 2, 17)
Noëls pour cordes (track 6)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 2)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 20)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 2, 8, 17)
version of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 7)
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 2)

CD 2

additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 8)
choir vocals:
The Philadelphia Singers (1971 – 1972) (track 23)
composer:
Walter Kent (track 8)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (tracks 3, 21)
Hugh Martin (track 15)
Red West (track 2)
Jester Hairston (track 16)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 4)
Meredith Willson (1951) (track 22)
conductor:
Kurt Herbert Adler (track 7)
Robert Page (conductor/choir master) (track 14)
Eugene Ormandy (1971 – 1972) (track 23)
lyricist:
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (tracks 3, 21)
Red West (track 2)
Ralph Blane (track 15)
Kim Gannon (track 8)
Jester Hairston (track 16)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 4)
Meredith Willson (1951) (track 22)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 7)
The Philadelphia Orchestra (1971 – 1972) (track 23)
vocals:
Harry Belafonte (track 16)
Perry Como (American popular music singer and TV personality, 1912-2001) (track 8)
writer:
Ray Evans (track 20)
Jay Livingston (track 20)
publisher:
Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI) (track 2)
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 16)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 3, 8)
EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (tracks 4, 15)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 4, 15)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 20)
Frank Music Corp. (track 22)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 4)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 20)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 15)
arrangements:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Peter Knight) (track 15)
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 16)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Kuningas hän on (track 16)
Marian poika (track 16)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 4)
Ziemassvētku nakts (Latvian version of "Silver Bells") (track 20)
later versions:
Nikolaus-Lied (track 4)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (track 15)
recording of:
Mary’s Boy Child (track 16)
Silver Bells (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (tracks 15, 20)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 20)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 16)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 3)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 4)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 15, 20)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 4, 16)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 3–4)

Release

manufactured in: United States
manufactured by: RCA Records (record company—for the imprint, please use “RCA” instead)
phonographic copyright by: BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1987)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/mr0001736689 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1991948 [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/various_artists_f2/the_time_life_treasury_of_christmas.p/ [info]

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/231660 [info]
Wikidata: Q7769417 [info]