A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas

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A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas
Studio album by Kristin Chenoweth
Released October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14)
Recorded June—August 2008 in Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop
Length 43:31
Label Sony Classical
Producer Robbie Buchanan
Kristin Chenoweth chronology
As I Am
(2005)
A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas
(2008)
Some Lessons Learned (2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Philadelphia Daily News (B) [1]
Los Angeles Times 3/5 stars [2]

A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas is the third studio and first Christmas album released by American singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.[3][4] Released on October 14, 2008, the album sees Chenoweth collaborating with jazz musician John Pizzarelli on "Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World". Chenoweth stated she had desired to record a Christmas album since signing with Sony Classical in 2000 after being inspired by Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album as a child.[5] The album has peaked at #77 on the Billboard 200 so far, and has become her first album to chart on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) – 3:28
  2. "Christmas Island" (Lyle Moraine) – 3:12
  3. "The Christmas Waltz" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 3:00
  4. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker) – 4:08
  5. "Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World" (Leroy Anderson/Peter DeRose, Carl Sigman) – 3:39
  6. "Sing" (Robbie Buchanan, Jay Landers, Charlie Midnight, Joe Raposo) – 3:00
  7. "Silver Bells" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 4:12
  8. "Come on Ring Those Bells" (A. R. Culverwell) – 3:11
  9. "What Child Is This?" (William Chatterton Dix) – 4:13
  10. "Home on Christmas Day" (Walter Afanasieff, Landers) – 4:00
  11. "Born on Christmas Day" (Keith Andes, Buchanan, Peabo Bryson) – 4:15
  12. "Sleep Well Little Children/What a Wonderful World" (Alan Bergman, Leon Klatzkin/Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 3:21

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 4:13
  2. "The Lord's Prayer" (Traditional) – 2:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philadelphia Daily News review 2008
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times review 2008
  3. ^ McCarthy, Ellen (November 28, 2008). "Chenoweth Has Christmas Covered". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2008. 
  4. ^ Rose, Lisa (November 20, 2008). Kristin Chenoweth stars in new movie and performs in Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Star-Ledger. Retrieved on December 2, 2008.
  5. ^ Chenoweth's 'Lovely' Christmas CD Hits #9 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. Broadway World (December 1, 2008). Retrieved on December 2, 2008.