A Merry Little Christmas (Linda Ronstadt album)

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A Merry Little Christmas
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released October 17, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre Christmas, Holiday, Seasonal, Religious
Label Elektra
Producer Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
(1999)
A Merry Little Christmas
(2000)
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A ("4 stockings out of 4") [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [3]

A Merry Little Christmas is a Christmas album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in 2000. It was the final release under Ronstadt's recording contract with the Elektra/Asylum Records label for whom Linda had recorded since 1973 (twenty-seven years to that point). John Boylan returned to the scene as Linda's producer - and manager - for this disc. He remains her official representative as of 2014.

It was the biggest-selling Holiday album of the 2000 Christmas season. It peaked at #179 on Billboard's main album chart and has continued to sell year in and year out.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 4:24
  2. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent) – 4:15
  3. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 4:22
  4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) – 3:55
  5. "River" (Joni Mitchell) – 4:10
  6. "O come, O come, Emmanuel" (John Mason Neale) – 3:29
  7. "Xicochi, Xicochi" (Gaspar Fernandez) – 2:17
  8. "I Wonder As I Wander" (John Jacob Niles, Traditional) – 3:20
  9. "Away In A Manger" (Traditional) – 2:08
  10. "Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming" (Traditional) – 2:10
  11. "Welsh Carol" (Traditional) – 3:57
  12. "Past Three O'Clock" (George Ratcliffe Woodward, Traditional) – 0:41
  13. "O Magnum Mysterium" (Traditional) – 3:19
  14. "Silent Night" (Josef Mohr) – 3:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (2000-12-08). "Trilly Holiday". Entertainment Weekly: 95. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.