A Very Merry Christmas

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A Very Merry Christmas
Studio album by Bobby Vinton
Released October 1964
Genre Pop, Christmas
Length 31:26
Label Epic
Producer Robert Morgan
Bobby Vinton chronology
Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits
(1964)
A Very Merry Christmas
(1964)
Mr. Lonely
(1964)

A Very Merry Christmas was Bobby Vinton's ninth studio album and first Christmas album, released in October 1964. Vinton had released a four-track Christmas EP which entered the charts the previous year, containing none of the tracks included on A Very Merry Christmas. Due to Billboard editorial policy, it was held off the regular Billboard LP listings. It reached #13 on a Christmas version of the Billboard Hot 200 list of popular albums. The CD, not currently in print, is a valuable collectors' item. Some of the tracks are available on the in-print disc Kissin' Christmas.

There were two singles to come from this album: "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" and "Dearest Santa".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Christmas Chopsticks"   Heider 2:12
2. "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle"   Burt Bacharach, Lawrence Kusik 2:20
3. "Do You Hear What I Hear"   Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne 2:53
4. "Dearest Santa"   Bonnie Boyd, Michael Dunn 2:52
5. "The Greatest Gift"   Bobby Vinton, Lloyd 2:28
6. "Christmas in Killarney"   James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon 2:27
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peppermint Stick Parade"   Manning, Lenwood Morris 1:52
2. "Christmas Angel"   Bobby Vinton, Lloyd 2:45
3. "The Christmas Tree"   Goodwin 3:04
4. "Three Wise Men, Wise Men Three"   Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne 2:40
5. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin 2:37
6. "My Christmas Prayer"   Lyn Duddy, Jerry Bresler 3:16

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Robert Morgan
  • Arranged and conducted by Stan Applebaum, Ray Ellis, Hugo Winterhalter

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1964 The Billboard 200 13

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1964 "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" The Billboard Hot 100 23
1964 "Dearest Santa" The Billboard Hot 100 8