Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 White Christmas
3:15
2 O Little Town of Bethlehem
4:13
3 Jingle Bells
1:38
4 In the Bleak Midwinter
3:54
5 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2:50
6 We Three Kings
4:00
7 The Little Drummer Boy
4:05
8 The First Noel
4:24
9 Silent Night
3:16
10 Good King Wenceslas
2:31
11 The Huron Carol
3:19

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Stuart Cameron (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 6, 10)
cello:
Jane Scarpantoni (Cellist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 4, 11)
Hammond organ:
Chris Brown (Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
bass guitar [bass baritone guitar]:
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 8)
bass guitar [bass]:
Dan Roberts (Bass player for Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1, 3, 8–9)
trumpet:
James Ross (jazz trumpeter) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 7)
finger snaps:
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 5)
chimes:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 3, 7–8)
drums:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 8–9)
pedal steel guitar:
Bob Hoffnar (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 2, 9)
pipa:
Ming Xiao-Fen (閔小芬) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 6)
flute:
Jerry Dodgion (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 5)
organ [Universal organ]:
Chris Brown (Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 3, 10)
guitar:
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 5)
double bass [acoustic bass]:
Andrew Hall (US jazz bassist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 2, 4–7, 10)
timpani [tympani]:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 7)
electric guitar:
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 7–8)
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 2, 4)
tom-tom:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 7)
percussion:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 3, 6, 10)
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 6, 10)
snare drum:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 7)
piccolo trumpet:
James Ross (jazz trumpeter) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 10)
ukulele [baritone ukulele]:
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 3)
piano:
Chris Brown (Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 5–7, 9, 11)
bells [sleigh bells]:
Kenny Wollesen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 3, 8)
piccolo:
Jerry Dodgion (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 10)
trombone:
Brian Harding (2002-03) (track 7)
Brian Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 10)
French horn:
Javier Gandara (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 7, 10)
Wurlitzer electric piano [Wurlitzer piano]:
Chris Brown (Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 2, 8–9)
additional arranger:
Sir John Stainer (1871) (track 8)
additional lyricist:
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 8)
arranger:
Scott Harding (tracks 1, 4–11)
Chris Brown (Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (tracks 1, 3)
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (track 5)
James Ross (jazz trumpeter) (track 7)
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 8)
assistant mixer:
Tom Camusso (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
Ben Bailes (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
assistant recorded by:
Tom Camusso (tracks 1–11)
Ben Bailes (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
background vocals:
Ellen Reid (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–3, 5, 8–9)
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 7, 11)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 1)
Franz Xaver Gruber (track 9)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 8)
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 6)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 3)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 2)
Gustav Holst (1906) (track 4)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 7)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 6)
Christina Rossetti (track 4)
Jean de Brébeuf (1642) (track 11)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 3)
John Mason Neale (1853) (track 10)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 2)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 7)
mixer:
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
producer:
Scott Harding (tracks 1–11)
publisher:
William B. Sandys (1823) (track 8)
William B. Sandys (1833) (track 8)
recorded by:
Scott Harding (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
translator:
Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926) (track 11)
vocals:
Ellen Reid (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 2, 4, 6–11)
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 8, 10)
writer:
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 7)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 7)
publisher:
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 1)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 1)
mixed at:
The Magic Shop in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
recorded at:
The Magic Shop in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (2002-03 – 2002-04) (tracks 1–11)
arrangements:
Good King Wenceslas (Reginald Jaques arrangement) (track 10)
Jingle All the Way (track 3)
cover recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 7)
White Christmas (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 1)
is based on:
Une jeune pucelle (track 11)
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 7)
is the basis for:
PDX-mas Carol (track 5)
Star of Wonder (track 6)
Take a Break Guys (track 5)
later parody versions:
Dschingenkhan (track 3)
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Children's schoolyard parody of Batman and Jingle Bells) (track 3)
Rapapapam (track 7)
Snowdown Skins (track 3)
Čin čin čin (track 3)
later translated versions:
Bjældeklang (track 3)
Kulkuset (track 3)
Pieni rumpali (track 7)
Rap jul (track 1)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 2)
Zvaniņš skan (Latvian version of "Jingle Bells") (track 3)
ジングルベル (transl. Otawa Takashi) (track 3)
ジングルベル (Shōji Miyazawa's translation) (track 3)
later versions:
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 2)
In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Bradley Ellingboe) (track 4)
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 7)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 2)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 2)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 2)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 9)
Swingle Bells (track 3)
The First Noel (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 8)
recording of:
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 5)
Good King Wenceslas (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 10)
Huron Carol (aka "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 11)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst version) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 4)
Jingle Bells (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 3)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 2)
Silent Night (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 9)
The First Noël (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 8)
We Three Kings (2002-03 – 2002-04) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 3, 5, 10)
translated version of:
Jesous Ahatonhia (The Huron Caro) (track 11)
version of:
Cranham (track 4)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Poem) (track 4)
St. Louis (track 2)
The First Nowell (track 8)