Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Andy Williams 3:22
2 Silent Night
Elvis Presley 2:22
3 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra & The Fontane Sisters 2:34
4 Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt 3:25
5 Christmas Story
Doris Day with Chorus and Orchestral accompaniment 3:07
6 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Andy Williams 2:30
7 Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra 2:41
8 Mary’s Boy Child
Harry Belafonte 4:21
9 It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Andy Williams 2:29
10 Good King Wenceslas
The Ames Brothers 2:15
11 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jimmy Boyd 2:29
12 Jingle Bells
Gene Autry 1:57
13 Little Drummer Boy
Johnny Cash 2:31
14 Sleigh Ride
Andy Williams 5 2:07
15 Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Gene Autry 2:29
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley 2:07
2 White Christmas
Andy Williams 2:28
3 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Harry Belafonte 3:01
4 Silver Bells
Doris Day 2:41
5 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra 3:33
6 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Gene Autry 3:06
7 O Little Town of Bethlehem
Elvis Presley 2:34
8 We Three Kings of Orient Are
Mitch Miller and The Gang 3:47
9 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Burl Ives with Percy Faith and His Orchestra & Chorus 3:50
10 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
The Browns feat. Jim Ed Brown 2:37
11 Once in Royal David’s City
George Beverly Shea 2:17
12 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Elvis Presley 4 1:52
13 Silent Night
Andy Williams 2:13
14 O Christmas Tree
Paul Baron & His Orchestra 1:47
15 A Christmas Surprise
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:02
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra & Chorus 2:53
2 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
Elvis Presley 1:51
3 Joy to the World
Andy Williams 2:47
4 The First Noel
Jerry Vale 2:43
5 Greensleeves (What Child Is This)
The Ray Conniff Singers 2:29
6 Winter Wonderland
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra 3:25
7 All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers 2.5 3:06
8 Jingle Bells
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:57
9 (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra 2:54
10 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Andy Williams 2:14
11 Frosty the Snowman
Ray Conniff 2:18
12 O Come All Ye Faithful
Jerry Vale 2:02
13 Ring Christmas Bells
Ray Conniff feat. The Ray Conniff Singers 2:27
14 Mary’s Little Boy Child
Andy Williams 3:50

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Robert Mersey (track 14)
composer:
Tommie Connor (track 11)
Hugh Martin (track 1)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
Jester Hairston (track 8)
Pauline Walsh (track 5)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 2)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 12)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 7)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 13)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Leroy Anderson (1948) (track 14)
Meredith Willson (1951) (track 3)
conductor:
Robert Mersey (track 14)
lead vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist) (track 9)
lyricist:
Tommie Connor (track 11)
Ralph Blane (track 1)
Jester Hairston (track 8)
Pauline Walsh (track 5)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 2)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 12)
John Mason Neale (1853) (track 10)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 7)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 13)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 6)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 6)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 14)
Meredith Willson (1951) (track 3)
performer:
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 2)
vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist) (track 9)
writer:
Gene Autry (track 15)
Oakley Haldeman (track 15)
Joan Javits (track 4)
Eddie Pola (track 9)
Anthony Springer (track 4)
Philip Springer (track 4)
George Wyle (track 9)
Jester Hairston (track 8)
Henry V. Onorati (1958) (track 13)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (1963) (track 9)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1963) (track 9)
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 8)
EMI Feist Catalog Inc. (tracks 1, 7)
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 13)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 9)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 7, 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 9)
Frank Music Corp. (track 3)
Herman Music, Inc. (track 11)
Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 11)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 7)
Remick Music Corp. (track 15)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 6)
TM Music Ltd. (track 4)
Tamir Music (track 4)
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 1)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 6)
Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. (1955) (track 13)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 13)
arrangements:
Good King Wenceslas (Reginald Jaques arrangement) (track 10)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Peter Knight) (track 1)
Here Comes Santa Claus (arr. Ployhar) (track 15)
Jingle All the Way (track 12)
Jingle Bells (arr. Chilcott) (track 12)
Jingle Bells (arr. Gordon Langford) (track 12)
Jingle Bells (Beegie Adair, Roger Spencer arrangements) (track 12)
Jingle a cappella (track 12)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy) (track 13)
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 8)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 2)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 2)
Silent Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 2)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 2)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 2)
has revision:
is based on:
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Good King Joy (track 10)
Holy Night (track 2)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 14)
Trikkevise (track 12)
Året rundt (track 12)
later parody versions:
Dschingenkhan (track 12)
Jingle Bells (Daniel Ingram lyrics) (track 12)
Jingle Bells Deep (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 12)
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Children's schoolyard parody of Batman and Jingle Bells) (track 12)
Rapapapam (track 13)
Silent Night (track 2)
Silent Night (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 2)
Snowdown Skins (track 12)
The Little Drum Machine Boy (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 13)
Yingle Bells (track 12)
Čin čin čin (track 12)
later translated parody versions:
Klokkeklang (track 12)
later translated versions:
Atnāk Santa Klauss (track 15)
Bjelleklang (track 12)
Bjældeklang (track 12)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 6)
Kulkuset (track 12)
Kuningas hän on (track 8)
Marian poika (track 8)
Pieni rumpali (track 13)
Rekiretki (track 14)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 7)
Zvaniņš skan (Alfrēds Krūklis version) (track 12)
そりすべり (track 14)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Rokurō Akashi’s translation) (track 15)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Hiroshi Unno Translation) (track 15)
サンタクロースがやってくる (Teiko Mizuno’s translation) (track 15)
ジングルベル (transl. Otawa Takashi) (track 12)
ジングルベル (Shōji Miyazawa's translation) (track 12)
聖誕鈴聲 (track 12)
later versions:
Jingle Bells (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 12)
Jingle Bells (Lechner / Trabitsch) (track 12)
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 13)
Nikolaus-Lied (track 7)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 2)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 2)
Swingle Bells (track 12)
Vive le vent (track 12)
Zvaniņš skan (Latvian version of "Jingle Bells") (track 12)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (track 1)
recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 13)
Christmas Story (track 5)
Good King Wenceslas (track 10)
Jingle Bells (track 12)
Mary’s Boy Child (track 8)
Santa Baby (track 4)
Silent Night (track 2)
Sleigh Ride (track 14)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 10, 12)
Holiday Cheer (track 1)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 8, 10)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1–2, 6, 13)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 2)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 6–7, 14–15)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 7–8, 11)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 12)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 7)
Noëls pour cordes (track 2)
translated version of:
version of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 14)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Elvis Presley (1957-09-07) (track 12)
membranophone:
D.J. Fontana (1957-09-07) (track 12)
double bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-09-07) (track 12)
electric guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-09-07) (track 12)
piano:
Dudley Brooks (1957-09-07) (track 12)
additional composer:
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906) (track 7)
additional writer:
Buck Ram (track 12)
arranger:
Frederic Austin (1909) (track 9)
background vocals:
The Jordanaires (1957-09-07) (track 12)
Millie Kirkham (1957-09-07) (track 12)
composer:
John Baptiste Calkin (composer) (track 3)
Evelyn Danzig (track 10)
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 8)
Walter Kent (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 7, 9, 14)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 6)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 13)
Henry John Gauntlett (1849) (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 5)
lead vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist) (track 2)
Elvis Presley (1957-09-07) (track 12)
lyricist:
John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (composer, “We Three Kings”) (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 9)
Kim Gannon (track 12)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 6)
Jack O. Segal (track 10)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 13)
Ernst Anschütz (1824) (track 14)
Cecil Frances Alexander (1848) (track 11)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 7)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 5)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 5)
translator:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 14)
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 13)
writer:
Raymond B. Evans (track 4)
Bill Hayes (track 1)
Lena Horne (track 15)
Jay Johnson (songwriter of "Blue Christmas") (track 1)
Jay Livingston (track 4)
Billy Strayhorn (track 15)
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 6)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 6, 12)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 2)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 4)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 4)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 5)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 1)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 2)
Oxford University Press (1906) (track 7)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 2)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 5)
arrangements:
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Jack Jezioro, Brendan Harkin arrangements) (track 7)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Rutter) (track 11)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Willcocks) (track 11)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Ferguson) (track 11)
Once in Royal David’s City (harmony Arthur Mann, descant Stephen Cleobury) (track 11)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 13)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 13)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 13)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. Geoffrey Keating) (track 9)
We Three Kings (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 8)
We Three Kings (arr. Neary) (track 8)
cover recording of:
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1957-09-07) (track 12)
has revision:
is based on:
Christmas Bells (track 3)
is the basis for:
Holy Night (track 13)
Star of Wonder (track 8)
Star of Wonder (track 8)
later parody versions:
Frosty the Red-Nosed Snowman (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) (track 6)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (parody version, apparently) (track 12)
Silent Night (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 13)
Silent Night (track 13)
Ö Christmas Tree (Ö Tannenbaum) (parody recorded by Ö la Palöma Boys) (track 14)
later translated versions:
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 5)
Petteri Punakuono (track 6)
Rap jul (track 2)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (German) (track 6)
Valkea joulu (track 2)
Ziemassvētku nakts (Latvian version of "Silver Bells") (track 4)
later versions:
Cik lēni snieg (Latvian version of "Blue Christmas") (track 1)
Le Ruban rose (track 10)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 13)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 13)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cahn/Van Heusen lyric version, introduced by Frank Sinatra in 1968) (track 9)
We Three Kings (Nox Arcana version) (track 8)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 2)
recording of:
Blue Christmas (track 1)
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 7)
O Christmas Tree (English version of German "O Tannenbaum") (track 14)
Silent Night (track 13)
Silver Bells (track 4)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 5)
We Three Kings (track 8)
White Christmas (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (track 4)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy / We Three Kings (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 8)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 6)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 4, 13)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1, 5–6)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 4–5, 13)
Noëls pour cordes (track 13)
translated version of:
O Tannenbaum (original German version) (track 14)
version of:
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 7)

CD 3

additional arranger:
Sir John Stainer (1871) (track 4)
additional composer:
Lowell Mason (1839) (track 3)
additional lyricist:
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 4)
arranger:
Ralph Carmichael (track 1)
Michel Legrand (track 5)
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 4)
composer:
Robert Allen (US songwriter/arranger/pianist) (track 9)
Felix Bernard (track 6)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 4–5)
Jester Hairston (track 14)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 12)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 8)
Donald Yetter Gardner (1944) (track 7)
Jule Styne (1945-07) (track 10)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 4)
Jester Hairston (track 14)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 6)
Al Stillman (track 9)
Isaac Watts (hymn writer) (track 3)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 12)
James Lord Pierpont (1850) (track 8)
William Chatterton Dix (1865) (track 5)
Donald Yetter Gardner (1944) (track 7)
Sammy Cahn (1945-07) (track 10)
publisher:
William B. Sandys (1823) (track 4)
William B. Sandys (1833) (track 4)
translator:
Frederick Oakeley (1841) (track 12)
vocals:
George Rock (1947-12-04) (track 7)
writer:
Ray Conniff (track 13)
Claude Demetrius (track 2)
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote "Frosty the Snowman") (track 11)
Walter E. Rollins (track 11)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Jester Hairston (track 14)
publisher:
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 14)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 2, 11)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 6)
Gladys Music (track 2)
Minder Music Ltd. (track 2)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 6)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 11)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 394) (track 1)
arrangements:
Deadly Gentlemen (track 1)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 1)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 1)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks) (track 1)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 1)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Willan arrangement) (track 1)