Alabama Christmas

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Alabama Christmas
Studio album by Alabama
Released September 1985 (1985-09)
Recorded 1982 (Track 10), 1985 (Other Tracks)
Genre Country
Length 37:09
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama chronology
40-Hour Week
(1985)
Alabama Christmas
(1985)
Greatest HIts
(1985)
Singles from Mountain Music
  1. "Christmas in Dixie"
    Released: December 6, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Alabama Christmas is the first Christmas album by country band Alabama. The album was released on RCA Nashville in 1985, and has since been certified platinum for sales of 2 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.[citation needed]

The album is Alabama's first Christmas album and includes one of their more popular holiday songs, 1982's "Christmas in Dixie," which charted on two of Billboard magazine's music popularity charts in six different calendar years.[2] "Christmas in Dixie" peaked at # 35 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart in January 1983, and also reached # 3 on Billboard's special, year-end, weekly Christmas Singles chart in December 1983.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Santa Claus (I Still Believe In You)" (John Jarrard, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen, Greg Fowler, Linda Gentry) – 4:07
  2. "Joseph and Mary's Boy" (Don Cook, Keith Whitley) – 4:06
  3. "Happy Holidays" (Ronnie Rogers, Swain Schaefer) – 3:18
  4. "Christmas Memories" (Becky Hobbs, John Greenebaum, Randy Albright) – 3:21
  5. "Tonight Is Christmas" (Keith Worsham, Stan Munsey, Jr., Don Matthews, Steve Baccus) – 4:19
  6. "Thistlehair The Christmas Bear" (Donny Lowery) – 3:04
  7. "Tennessee Christmas" (Gary Chapman, Amy Grant) – 3:40
  8. "A Candle In The Window" (Susan Longacre, Walt Aldridge, Gary Baker) – 3:51
  9. "Homecoming Christmas" (Rogers)– 3:15
  10. "Christmas in Dixie" (Mark Herndon, Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry) – 3:33

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 75

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama Christmas at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Christmas in the Charts (1920–2004). Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 17. ISBN 0-89820-161-6. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – Alabama Christmas". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH