Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono 5 3:34
2 Do They Know It's Christmas
Band Aid 3 3:42
3 Merry Xmas Everybody
Slade 3:43
4 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Wizzard 5 4:39
5 Step Into Christmas
Elton John 3 4:10
6 Wonderful Christmas Time
Paul McCartney 5 3:45
7 I Believe in Father Christmas
Greg Lake 3:31
8 Spaceman Came Travelling
Chris de Burgh 4:03
9 In Dulci Jubilo
Mike Oldfield 4 2:49
10 Little Saint Nick
The Beach Boys 1:58
11 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee 2:04
12 Frosty the Snowman
The Jackson 5 2:38
13 What Christmas Means to Me
Stevie Wonder 2:28
14 All I Want for Christmas
Samantha Mumba 4:04
15 Christmas Wrapping
The Waitresses 5:24
16 Walk This Sleigh
Robbie Williams 3:00
17 Stop the Cavalry
Jona Lewie 4.5 2:55
18 Fairytale of New York
Ronan Keating & Máire Brennan 4:49
19 Baby It's Cold Outside
Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews 3:40
20 Santa Baby
Kylie Minogue 3:22
21 Power of Love
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 4 5:29
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mistletoe and Wine
Cliff Richard 3:53
2 Walking in the Air
Aled Jones 3:24
3 White Christmas
Bing Crosby 4.5 3:06
4 Christmas Song
Nat King Cole 3:10
5 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Dean Martin 1:55
6 Lonely This Christmas
Mud 2.5 3:33
7 Mary's Boy Child
Matt Monro 3:19
8 Winter Wonderland
Peggy Lee 1:54
9 Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop)
Adam Faith 1:46
10 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Supremes 2:39
11 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Ella Fitzgerald 1:26
12 While Shepherds Watched
The King’s Singers 2:20
13 O Come All Ye Faithful
Stacie Orrico 3:58
14 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Weavers 2:27
15 The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Spinners 3:52
16 Ring Out Solstice Bells
Jethro Tull 3:34
17 Gaudete
Steeleye Span 4 2:23
18 In the Bleak Midwinter
Bert Jansch 2:22
19 Silent Night
Sinéad O’Connor 3:42
20 Peace
Norah Jones 3:50
21 Mad World
Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules 3.5 3:02
22 Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy
David Bowie & Bing Crosby 2:38
23 Millenium Prayer
Cliff Richard 4:41

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar, electric guitar and synthesizer:
Mike Oldfield (track 9)
drumset:
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
bass guitar:
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
Steve Pearce (track 19)
strings arranger:
Anne Dudley (track 21)
drums:
Ian Thomas (drummer) (track 19)
guitar:
Brian Nash (track 21)
electric guitar:
John Parricelli (track 19)
snare drum:
William Murray (track 9)
alto saxophone:
Jamie Talbot (track 19)
Phil Todd (UK flautist/saxophonist) (track 19)
piano:
Simon Chamberlain (track 19)
baritone saxophone:
Dave Bishop (track 19)
bass trombone:
Adrian Hallowell (track 19)
tenor saxophone:
Chris Davis (track 19)
Chris White (UK jazz saxophonist) (track 19)
trombone:
Pete Beachill (track 19)
Mark Nightingale (track 19)
Neil Sidwell (track 19)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Stuart Brooks (track 19)
Simon Gardner (track 19)
Steve Sidwell (track 19)
Derek Watkins (trumpeter) (track 19)
additional arranger:
Anne Dudley (track 21)
additional producer:
Stephen Lipson (track 21)
arranger:
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
Mike Oldfield (tracks 9, 9)
choir vocals:
composer:
Jeremy Fax Miner (track 18)
Elton John (track 5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Shane MacGowan (track 18)
Paul McCartney (track 6)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
Chris de Burgh (track 8)
Chris Butler (track 15)
Greg Lake (track 7)
Jona Lewie (track 17)
Frank Loesser (track 19)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 11)
Roy Wood (track 4)
conductor:
Stuart Bruce (track 21)
Godfrey Salmon (Violinist.) (track 7)
engineer:
Andy Bradfield (track 19)
Phil Newell (track 9)
Mike Oldfield (track 9)
guest percussion:
Luis Jardim (track 21)
guest keyboard:
Anne Dudley (track 21)
Andrew Richards (Strawbs keyboard player/record producer) (track 21)
lead vocals:
Holly Johnson (track 21)
Paul McCartney (track 6)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 10)
Kylie Minogue (track 20)
Paul Rutherford (Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
lyricist:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Paul McCartney (track 6)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
Chris de Burgh (track 8)
Chris Butler (track 15)
Greg Lake (track 7)
Jona Lewie (track 17)
Frank Loesser (track 19)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 11)
Peter Sinfield (track 7)
Bernie Taupin (track 5)
Roy Wood (track 4)
mixer:
Tommy Danvers (track 19)
orchestra:
Plastic Ono Band (track 1)
orchestrator:
Matt Dunkley (track 19)
performer:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Wizzard (British Group w/ Roy Wood) (track 4)
Jona Lewie (track 17)
producer:
Steve Anderson (producer, in groups Scratch Acid, Brothers in Rhythm, et al) (track 20)
Tommy Danvers (track 19)
Trevor Horn (track 21)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Chong Lim (track 20)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Phil Spector (track 1)
Chris Butler (track 15)
Mike Oldfield (track 9)
Roy Wood (track 4)
vocals:
Tom Jones (Welsh pop singer) (track 19)
Cerys Matthews (lead singer, Catatonia) (track 19)
writer:
Walter Afanasieff (track 14)
Mariah Carey (track 14)
Guy Chambers (English songwriter and record producer) (track 16)
Anna Gordy Gaye (track 13)
Bob Geldof (track 2)
Peter Gill (UK drummer for Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
George Gordy (track 13)
Noddy Holder (track 3)
Joan Javits (track 20)
Holly Johnson (track 21)
Jim Lea (track 3)
Brian Nash (track 21)
Steve Nelson (US songwriter who co-wrote "Frosty the Snowman") (track 12)
Mark O’Toole (former bassist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) (track 21)
Walter E. Rollins (track 12)
Anthony Springer (track 20)
Philip Springer (track 20)
Allen Story (track 13)
Midge Ure (track 2)
Robbie Williams (track 16)
phonographic copyright by:
Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2010) (track 9)
publisher:
BMG Rights Management (France) SARL (for imprints, please use "BMG Rights Management") (track 9)
Frank Music Corp. (track 19)
Perfect Songs (track 21)
Perfect Songs Ltd. (track 18)
Rye Songs (track 14)
Sony Songs Inc. (track 14)
Sony Tunes, Inc. (track 14)
Tamir Music (track 20)
Wallyworld Music (track 14)
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) (2017-04-01 –) (track 2)
mixed at:
recorded at:
The Beacon (Mike Oldfield home studio) in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom (1974-11) (track 9)
The Manor in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom (1975-10) (track 9)
mash-ups:
remixes:
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (digitally remixed and remastered) by John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir (track 1)
cover recording of:
Santa Baby (track 20)
later parody versions:
Baby, It's Cold Outside (parody) (track 19)
Wii Christmastime (track 6)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Conte de Nova York (track 18)
Então é Natal (track 1)
Snømannen Kalle (track 12)
later versions:
recording of:
Christmas Wrapping (track 15)
Frosty the Snowman (track 12)
In dulci jubilo (instrumental) (track 9)
Little Saint Nick (track 10)
Stop the Cavalry (track 17)
The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood song) (track 21)
Walk This Sleigh (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 2, 12)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 3–6, 11)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 12)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 3–4, 11)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 1)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 12)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 2, 7)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 7)
version of:
In dulci jubilo (macaronic of English and Latin) (track 9)

CD 2

piano:
Norah Jones (track 20)
additional composer:
Sir David Willcocks (track 12)
arranger:
Sammy Cahn (track 5)
Ralph Carmichael (track 11)
Paul Campbell (songwriting pseudonym used by The Weavers) (track 14)
Jule Styne (track 5)
Frederic Austin (1909) (track 15)
background vocals:
Tori Haberman (track 21)
Sam Shelton (backing vocals) (track 21)
choir vocals:
Ken Darby Singers (track 3)
composer:
Felix Bernard (track 8)
Howard Blake (track 2)
Nicky Chinn (track 6)
Horace Silver (track 20)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 17)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track 9)
Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull) (track 16)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 6)
Jester Hairston (track 7)
Roland Orzabal (track 21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 11, 14–15)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 13)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 19)
Gustav Holst (1906) (track 18)
J. Fred Coots (1932) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 3)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 4)
Jule Styne (1945-07) (track 5)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (track 11)
guest lead vocals:
Gary Jules (track 21)
lead vocals:
David Bowie (track 22)
Bing Crosby (tracks 3, 22)
Ella Fitzgerald (track 11)
Dean Martin (American singer/actor) (track 5)
Matt Monro (track 7)
lyricist:
Howard Blake (track 2)
Nicky Chinn (track 6)
Arthur Alexander (country soul singer) (track 9)
Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull) (track 16)
Doug Carn (track 20)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 6)
Jester Hairston (track 7)
Roland Orzabal (track 21)
Christina Rossetti (track 18)
Richard B. Smith (wrote lyrics to "Winter Wonderland") (track 8)
Nahum Tate (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 11, 14–15)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 13)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 19)
Haven Gillespie (1932) (track 10)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 3)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 4)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 4)
Sammy Cahn (1945-07) (track 5)
mixer:
Gary Jules (track 21)
orchestra:
performer:
Adam Faith (track 9)
Bert Jansch (track 18)
Jethro Tull (track 16)
Mud (UK glam rock band) (track 6)
Cliff Richard (track 1)
The Spinners (US R&B/soul group, aka The Detroit Spinners) (track 15)
Steeleye Span (track 17)
producer:
John Altman (track 2)
Ian Anderson (Canadian producer) (track 16)
Nicky Chinn (track 6)
Harvey Fuqua (track 10)
Peter Gabriel (track 19)
Lee Gillette (track 5)
Ralph McTell (track 18)
Paul Moessl (track 1)
Sinéad O’Connor (track 19)
Cliff Richard (track 1)
Alison Wallace (track 2)
Mike Chapman (Australian producer and songwriter) (track 6)
Michael Andrews (American musician & film composer) (track 21)
recorded by:
Michael Andrews (American musician & film composer) (track 21)
translator:
Frederick Oakeley (1841) (track 13)
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 19)
treble vocals:
Aled Jones (track 2)
vocals:
Cliff Richard (track 1)
Norah Jones (track 20)
writer:
Jeremy Paul (British songwriter and producer) (track 1)
Leslie Stewart (track 1)
Keith Strachan (track 1)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 22)
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 22)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 22)
Ian Fraser (English composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger and music director) (1977) (track 22)
Larry Grossman (1977) (track 22)
Buz Kohan (1977) (track 22)
phonographic copyright by:
Geffen Records, Inc. (1970) (track 3)
Geffen Records (2010) (track 3)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 3)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 8)
Faber Music Ltd. (track 2)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 10)
Redwood Music Ltd. (track 8)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 4)
WB Music Corp. (track 8)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 3)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 3)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 4)
edit of:
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 394) (track 11)
arrangements:
Deadly Gentlemen (track 11)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 11)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 11)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Geoffrey Keating) (track 11)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks) (track 11)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 11)
Mary's Boy Child (arr. Langford) (track 7)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (arrangement by Elvis Presley) (track 13)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) (arr. Don Gillis) (track 13)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 19)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 19)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. Geoffrey Keating) (track 15)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Rutter) (track 14)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Warrell) (track 14)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Frege & Rohde) (track 14)
We wish you a Merry Christmas (arr. Willcocks) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Mad World (track 21)
Mary’s Boy Child (track 7)
Peace (version with lyrics by Doug Carn) (track 20)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 4)
White Christmas (1947-03-19) (track 3)
Walking in the Air (1985) (track 2)
has revision:
is the basis for:
A Star to Follow (track 11)
Holy Night (track 19)
Let It Snow (track 5)
O Come All Ye Faithful (Prizeman arrangement) (track 13)
O come, all ye faithful (arr. Willcocks) (track 13)
PDX-mas Carol (track 11)
Take a Break Guys (track 11)
Timere (track 17)
later parody versions:
Mad Mares (track 21)
Silent Night (track 19)
Silent Night (track 19)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Avaruus (track 2)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 4)
Kuningas hän on (track 7)
Marian poika (track 7)
Rap jul (track 3)
Santa Klauss nāk (track 10)
Talve ihmemaa (track 8)
Winter Wonderland (track 8)
おめでとうクリスマス (Hiroshi Yokoi version) (track 14)
在等一個晚上 (track 2)
later versions:
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 11)
In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. Bradley Ellingboe) (track 18)
Lass es schnei’n (track 5)
Nikolaus-Lied (track 10)
O' Come All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin "Adeste Fideles" - Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 13)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 19)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 19)
Swinging Christmas (track 14)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cahn/Van Heusen lyric version, introduced by Frank Sinatra in 1968) (track 15)
Walking on Glass (track 2)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 3)
Winter Wunderwelt (track 8)
medley of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 22)
Peace on Earth (track 22)
part of:
The Snowman (film soundtrack) (track 2)
recording of:
Gaudete (track 17)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst version) (track 18)
Mistletoe and Wine (track 1)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin "Adeste Fideles") (track 13)
Silent Night (track 19)
Winter Wonderland (track 8)
Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy (1977-09-11) (track 22)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 11, 13)
Mix 2 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 7–8, 10)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1, 14, 19)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 7, 11)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 4, 8, 10)
Polarlufteinbruch (tracks 5, 8)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 3, 11, 14)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 8, 10)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 4, 19)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 11, 19)
translated version of:
Adeste fideles (original latin version) (track 13)
version of:
Cranham (track 18)
In the Bleak Midwinter (poem) (track 18)
Peace (track 20)