Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole 3:14
2 Sleigh Ride
Ella Fitzgerald 3:00
3 Happy Holiday
Peggy Lee 1:58
4 Christmas Alphabet
Dickie Valentine 2:09
5 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday 4:00
6 When a Child Is Born
Matt Monro 2:53
7 White Christmas
Vera Lynn 3:24
8 Little Drummer Boy
Harry Simeone Chorale 3:04
9 Little Donkey
Beverley Sisters 2:15
10 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Mantovani & His Orchestra 2:59
11 The 12 Days of Christmas
Cliff Adams Singers 4:10
12 Christmas Eve
Billy Eckstine 3:07
13 Silent Night
Dinah Washington 2:25
14 A Child Is Born
Oscar Peterson 2:37
15 Winter Wonderland
The Platters 2:21
16 O Little Town of Bethlehem
Connie Francis 3:01
17 I’d Like You for Christmas
Julie London 2:38
18 Walking in the Air
Aled Jones 3:26

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Cliff Adams (track 11)
Ralph Carmichael (track 10)
Cecil Milner (track 10)
Frederic Austin (1909) (track 11)
choir vocals:
Cliff Adams Singers (track 11)
composer:
Irving Berlin (track 3)
Felix Bernard (track 15)
Howard Blake (track 18)
Thad Jones (track 14)
Zacar (Italian musician Ciro Dammicco) (track 6)
Carleton Carpenter (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 10–11)
Leroy Anderson (– 1948-02-10) (track 2)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 13)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 16)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 7)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Julie London (track 17)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (track 3)
Howard Blake (track 18)
Carleton Carpenter (track 12)
Fred Jay (track 6)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 15)
Alec Wilder (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 10–11)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 13)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 16)
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 7)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 8)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 1)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 2)
orchestra:
performer:
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (track 14)
producer:
Bobby Troup (track 17)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 13)
treble vocals:
Aled Jones (track 18)
vocals:
Beverley Sisters (track 9)
Nat King Cole (track 1)
Billy Eckstine (track 12)
Ella Fitzgerald (track 2)
Connie Francis (American pop singer and top-charting vocalist) (track 16)
Billie Holiday (track 5)
Peggy Lee (jazz vocalist) (track 3)
Vera Lynn (track 7)
Matt Monro (track 6)
The Platters (track 15)
Dickie Valentine (track 4)
Dinah Washington (track 13)
writer:
Eric Boswell (track 9)
Buddy Kaye (track 4)
Jules Loman (songwriter) (track 4)
Bobby Troup (track 17)
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 8)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (track 6)
Liberty Records (track 17)
PolyGram Records (track 16)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (track 8)
Decca Record Co. (1942) (track 7)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1953) (track 13)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1955) (track 5)
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1955) (track 4)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1956) (track 1)
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1958) (track 10)
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1959) (track 9)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1960) (track 2)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1963) (track 15)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1965) (track 3)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1970) (track 14)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1985) (track 18)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1990) (track 12)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1992) (track 11)
publisher:
Budd Music Corp. (track 4)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 7)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 8)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 15)
Faber Music Ltd. (track 18)
Howard David Blake (track 18)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 15)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 15)
Warner Chappell Ltd. (tracks 1, 3)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 5)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 7)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 7)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 1)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 8)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 394) (track 10)
arrangements:
Deadly Gentlemen (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (arr. Aly and AJ) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Willan arrangement) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Geoffrey Keating) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 10)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks) (track 10)
God rest ye merry, gentlemen (arr. Sirett) (track 10)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy) (track 8)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Culloton arrangement) (track 16)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 16)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams) (track 16)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Aly and AJ) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Stephen Cleobury) (track 13)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 13)
The Christmas Song (arr. John Rutter) (track 1)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. John Rutter) (track 11)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. Geoffrey Keating) (track 11)
cover recording of:
Happy Holiday (track 3)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 1)
Walking in the Air (track 18)
has revision:
instrumental recording of:
A Child Is Born (track 14)
is based on:
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 8)
is the basis for:
A Star to Follow (track 10)
Holy Night (track 13)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 2)
Little Drummer Boy (track 8)
PDX-mas Carol (track 10)
Take a Break Guys (track 10)
The Christmas Song (track 1)
later parody versions:
Rapapapam (track 8)
Silent Night (track 13)
Silent Night (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 13)
The Little Drum Machine Boy (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Avaruus (track 18)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 1)
Noël blanc (track 7)
Pieni rumpali (track 8)
Rap jul (track 7)
Rekiretki (track 2)
Talven ihmemaa (track 15)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 16)
Valkea joulu (track 7)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 7)
Winter Wonderland (track 15)
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 15)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 7)
在等一個晚上 (track 18)
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 16)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 10)
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 8)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 16)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 16)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 16)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 13)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 13)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cahn/Van Heusen lyric version, introduced by Frank Sinatra in 1968) (track 11)
Walking on Glass (track 18)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 15)
part of:
The Snowman (film soundtrack) (track 18)
recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 8)
Christmas Alphabet (1954 song) (track 4)
Christmas Eve (track 12)
Little Donkey (track 9)
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) (track 16)
Silent Night (track 13)
Sleigh Ride (track 2)
White Christmas (track 7)
Winter Wonderland (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (tracks 7, 15)
Christmas Collage (track 10)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 7, 10)
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (track 16)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 15)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1–2, 6, 15)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 13)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 10)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 15)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 15)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 8, 13)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 10, 13, 16)
translated version of:
version of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 2)
St. Louis (track 16)

Release

manufactured in:the U.K.
copyrighted by:Marks and Spencer PLC (1998)
manufactured by:PMDC (UK)
phonographic copyright by:Marks and Spencer PLC (1998)