Tracklist

CD 1: Traditional
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
Nat King Cole 3:11
2 White Christmas
Bing Crosby 4 3:05
3 Jingle Bells
Diana Krall 2:13
4 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Dean Martin 1:57
5 Sleigh Ride
Ella Fitzgerald with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 2:58
6 Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt 2:49
7 Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helms with the Anita Kerr Singers 2:11
8 A Holly Jolly Christmas
Burl Ives 2:15
9 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee 2:06
10 Little Saint Nick
The Beach Boys 2:09
11 The Christmas Waltz
Peggy Lee 2:53
12 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Anne Murray 3:00
13 The Huron Carol
Toronto Children's Chorus 2:45
14 O Holy Night
John McDermott 3:56
15 Ave Maria
Sarah Brightman 2:59
16 Auld Lang Syne
Guy Lombardo 2:10
CD 2: Contemporary
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir 5 3:34
2 Wonderful Christmastime
Paul McCartney 5 3:47
3 Mary Had a Baby
Bruce Cockburn 4:41
4 Good King Wenceslas
Loreena McKennitt 3 3:19
5 Children Go Where I Send You
Heather Rankin, Cookie Rankin & Raylene Rankin 3:47
6 The First Noel
Brian McKnight feat. Claude McKnight & Tim Miner 3:35
7 Silent Night (Stille Nacht Heilige Nacht)
Boyz II Men 1 2:34
8 Baby It's Cold Outside
Holly Cole 4:05
9 Happy New Year
ABBA 2 4:23
10 2000 Miles
Pretenders 3 3:39
11 Run Rudolph Run
Sheryl Crow 2:53
12 Song for a Winter's Night
Sarah McLachlan 3 3:48
13 It's a Marshmallow World
Kim Stockwood 3:53
14 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Coldplay 2:38
15 All We Need Is Love (Christmas in the Yard)
The Big Yard Family feat. Shaggy 3:58
16 Deck the Halls
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1:06

Credits

CD 1: Traditional

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1960-08-05) (track 5)
piano:
Nat King Cole (track 1)
additional composer:
William H. Cummings (1855) (track 12)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (1753) (track 12)
arranger:
Jule Styne (track 4)
Sammy Cahn (track 4)
Frank De Vol (track 5)
choir vocals:
Ken Darby Singers (track 2)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 15)
Marks (American songwriter) (tracks 8–9)
Jule Styne (track 11)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
Felix Mendelssohn (1840) (track 12)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1853) (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
Jule Styne (1945-07) (track 4)
Leroy Anderson (1948) (track 5)
conductor:
Frank De Vol (1960-08-05) (track 5)
Ralph Carmichael (1961) (track 1)
guest background vocals:
Anita Kerr Singers (Mixed vocal group) (track 7)
lead vocals:
Bing Crosby (track 2)
Dean Martin (American singer/actor) (track 4)
lyricist:
Marks (American songwriter) (tracks 8–9)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 10)
Sammy Cahn (track 11)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1739) (track 12)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 2)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 1)
Sammy Cahn (1945-07) (track 4)
Mitchell Parish (1950) (track 5)
orchestra:
Frank De Vol Orchestra (1960-08-05) (track 5)
orchestrator:
Charles R. Grean (track 1)
Pete Rugolo (track 1)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 1, 4)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1961) (track 1)
writer:
Beal (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
HNH International Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 2)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1959) (track 4)
Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (1959) (track 4)
Geffen Records, Inc. (1970) (track 2)
Geffen Records (2010) (track 2)
publisher:
Carlin (track 7)
Chappell (track 9)
Chappell/Morris Ltd. (tracks 1, 4)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 2)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 1)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 10)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 2)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 2)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 1)
recorded at:
part of:
arrangements:
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 15)
Enkellaulu kajahtaa (translated) (track 12)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Wilcocks) (track 12)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Sovereign Grace version) (track 12)
The Christmas Song (arr. John Rutter) (track 1)
cover recording of:
The Christmas Waltz (track 11)
White Christmas (1947-03-19) (track 2)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1961-03-30) (track 1)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Jingle Bell Rock (track 7)
Jul - Det’ cool (track 5)
Let It Snow (track 4)
The Christmas Song (track 1)
With One Voice (track 12)
雪の夜 (track 15)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Ave Maria (Italian translation of "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod) (track 15)
Ave Maria (Japanese translation of Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria") (track 15)
Debespulks dzied apstarots (Latvian version of English "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") (track 12)
Het is feest (track 4)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 1)
Noël blanc (track 2)
Rap jul (track 2)
Rekiretki (track 5)
Valkea joulu (track 2)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 2)
そりすべり (track 5)
ホワイトクリスマス (Tomoko Nakayama’s translation) (track 2)
天には栄え (Japanese version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) (track 12)
新生王 (track 12)
later versions:
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 12)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 12)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John Ferguson arrangement) (track 12)
Lass es schnei’n (track 4)
orchestrations:
Ave Maria (for violin and orchestra, orch. Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 15)
recording of:
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 15)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol) (track 12)
Jingle Bell Rock (track 7)
Little Saint Nick (track 10)
Sleigh Ride (1960-08-05) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Holiday Cheer (track 7)
Hooked on Bach (track 15)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 1)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Polarlufteinbruch (track 4)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 9)
Noëls pour cordes (track 12)
Medley (Christmas with Frank Ferrari) (track 2)
Megamix 1 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 7, 9)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1, 5)
version of:
Sleigh Ride (original instrumental version) (track 5)

CD 2: Contemporary

acoustic guitar:
Dan Ar Braz (track 4)
Aidan Brennan (track 4)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 9)
Sarah McLachlan (track 12)
violin:
Hugh Marsh (track 4)
Hammond organ:
David Kershaw (track 12)
drums (drum set):
Martin Chambers (track 10)
bass guitar:
Malcolm Foster (track 10)
Rutger Gunnarsson (track 9)
membranophone:
Ola Brunkert (track 9)
guitar:
Luke Doucet (track 12)
Robbie McIntosh (English guitarist for The Pretenders) (track 10)
Janne Schaffer (track 9)
David Sinclair (Canadian guitarist) (track 12)
Bruce Cockburn (track 3)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
bass:
Brian Minato (track 12)
John Dymond (Canadian bassist) (track 3)
double bass:
George Koller (track 4)
percussion:
Gary Craig (Toronto-based drummer) (track 3)
Rick Lazar (track 4)
Hossam Ramzy (track 4)
Dick Smith (Canadian percussionist) (track 3)
Ashwin Sood (track 12)
Bruce Cockburn (track 3)
keyboard:
David Kershaw (track 12)
Pierre Marchand (track 12)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 9)
accordion:
Donald Quan (track 4)
Richard Bell (Canadian keyboardist for The Band/Janis Joplin) (track 3)
uilleann pipes and whistle:
Robert A. White (track 4)
harp:
Loreena McKennitt (track 4)
guitar family:
Luke Doucet (track 12)
David Sinclair (Canadian guitarist) (track 12)
additional keyboard:
Pierre Marchand (track 12)
additional arranger:
Sir John Stainer (1871) (track 6)
additional engineer:
Russell Kearney (track 4)
Brad Nelson (track 4)
Mark Peters (engineer) (track 4)
additional lyricist:
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 6)
arranger:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 9)
Loreena McKennitt (track 4)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 9)
Sarah McLachlan (track 12)
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 6)
assistant engineer:
Mike Piersante (track 3)
Eric Ratz (track 3)
background vocals:
Gary Craig (Toronto-based drummer) (track 3)
Dick Smith (Canadian percussionist) (track 3)
Richard Bell (Canadian keyboardist for The Band/Janis Joplin) (track 3)
John Dymond (Canadian bassist) (track 3)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (track 9)
choir vocals:
composer:
Gordon Lightfoot (track 12)
Frank Loesser (track 8)
Hugh Martin (track 14)
Paul McCartney (track 2)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 5–6, 16)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 7)
Peter de Rose (1949) (track 13)
engineer:
Pierre Marchand (track 12)
Steve Churchyard (track 10)
Chris Potter (Canadian recording engineer) (track 12)
Michael B. Tretow (track 9)
lead vocals:
Paul McCartney (track 2)
Loreena McKennitt (track 4)
Agnetha Fältskog (track 9)
lyricist:
Gordon Lightfoot (track 12)
Frank Loesser (track 8)
Paul McCartney (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 5–6)
Ralph Blane (track 14)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Thomas Oliphant (track 16)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 7)
John Mason Neale (1853) (track 4)
Carl Sigman (1949) (track 13)
mixer:
Pierre Marchand (track 12)
Joe Schiff (track 3)
Jeff Wolpert (track 4)
orchestra:
Plastic Ono Band (track 1)
performer:
Shaggy (Orville Richard Burrell, dancehall and reggae singer) (track 15)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
producer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 9)
Boyz II Men (track 7)
Pierre Marchand (track 12)
Phil Spector (track 1)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 10)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 9)
Bruce Cockburn (track 3)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 1)
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (track 1)
publisher:
William B. Sandys (1823) (track 6)
William B. Sandys (1833) (track 6)
recording engineer:
Joe Schiff (track 3)
Stuart Bruce (1995-07-20 – 1995-07-22) (track 4)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 7)
vocals:
Bruce Cockburn (track 3)
Chrissie Hynde (rock singer-songwriter and founder of Pretenders) (track 10)
Sarah McLachlan (track 12)
writer:
Benny Andersson (ABBA) (track 9)
Marvin Broadie (track 11)
Johnny Marks (American songwriter) (track 11)
Björn Ulvaeus (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1971) (track 1)
Polar Music International AB (1980) (track 9)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 11)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 11)
Clive Banks Music (track 10)
Early Morning Music (track 12)
Frank Music Corp. (track 8)
Lenono Music (track 1)
M. Witmark & Sons (track 12)
MPL Communications Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company) (tracks 2, 8)
MPL UK Publishing (track 8)
Ono Music (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 12)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 12)
Artwork Music Co., Inc. (1980 – ????) (track 9)
Countless Songs, Ltd. (1980 – ????) (track 9)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Air Studios ((located at Oxford Street 1970–1991)) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 10)
Phase One Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1993-05) (track 3)
has remixes:
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (digitally remixed and remastered) by John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir (track 1)
mash-ups:
arrangements:
Deck the Hall (arr. Wilberg) (track 16)
Deck the Hall (arr. Rutter) (track 16)
Deck the Halls (arr. Lichte) (track 16)
Deck the Halls (Beegie Adair, Roger Spencer arrangements) (track 16)
Deck the Halls (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 16)
Deck the Halls (Jim Dooley's arrangement) (track 16)
Go Where I Send Thee! (Caldwell & Ivory arrangement) (track 5)
Good King Wenceslas (Reginald Jaques arrangement) (track 4)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Peter Knight) (track 14)
Mary Had a Baby (arr. Sargent) (track 3)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 7)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 7)
Silent Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 7)
Silent Night (arr. Stephen Cleobury) (track 7)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 7)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 7)
Song for a Winter's Night (Choral arrangement) (track 12)
The First Noel (arrangement by Elvis Presley) (track 6)
The First Noel (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Neptune’s Daughter) (track 8)
Deck the Halls (track 16)
has revision:
is based on:
Nos Galan (track 16)
is the basis for:
Boughs of Holly (track 16)
Good King Joy (track 4)
Holy Night (track 7)
PDX-mas Carol (track 16)
later parody versions:
Baby, It's Cold Outside (parody) (track 8)
Silent Night (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 7)
Silent Night (track 7)
Wii Christmastime (track 2)
later translated versions:
Então é Natal (track 1)
Felicidad (Spanish version of Happy New Year) (track 9)
The First Noel (track 6)
later versions:
Deck the Halls (track 16)
Duck the Halls (track 16)
First Noël (track 6)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 7)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 7)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (tracks 6, 14)
recording of:
2000 Miles (track 10)
A Marshmallow World (track 13)
Happy New Year (track 9)
Mary Had a Baby (track 3)
Run Rudolph Run (track 11)
Silent Night (track 7)
The First Noël (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 4, 16)
Holiday Cheer (track 14)
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (track 16)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 7, 14)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 16)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 1, 7)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (tracks 4, 16)
Mix 1 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1–2)
Noëls pour cordes (track 7)
translated version of:
version of:
The First Nowell (track 6)

Release

ASIN: CA: B00007E8QQ [info]

Release Group

part of: Now! Christmas (Canada) (number: 1)