Cheers, It's Christmas

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Cheers, It's Christmas
Studio album by Blake Shelton
Released October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
Genre Christmas, country
Length 44:34
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks
"Home" produced by Scott Hendricks and Brent Rowan
Blake Shelton chronology
Red River Blue
(2011)
Cheers, It's Christmas
(2012)
Based on a True Story...
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[2]

Cheers, It's Christmas is the seventh studio album and first Christmas album by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released on October 2, 2012, via Warner Bros. Records.[3]

Content[edit]

Included on the album is a rendition of Michael Bublé's "Home", done here as a duet with the original artist and featuring Christmas-themed lyrics written by Bublé at Shelton's request. Other collaborators on the album include Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert; the supergroup Pistol Annies, which comprises Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley; Shelton's mother, Dorothy Shackleford; Trypta-Phunk, a funk side project founded by Shelton's touring band;[4] Kelly Clarkson; Reba McEntire; and Xenia, who placed second on the first season of The Voice, a televised singing competition on which Shelton is a judge.

Commercial performance[edit]

In its first week of release, the album sold 9,000 copies in the U.S.[5] As of January 2013, the album has sold 428,000 copies in the US.[6] The album re-entered the charts on November 20, 2013 at number 44 on the Billboard 200, selling 8,000 copies, for a total of 445,000 copies.[7] As of December 2013, the album has sold 506,000 copies in the US.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jingle Bell Rock" (featuring Miranda Lambert) Joe Beal, Jim Booth 2:03
2. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin 3:37
3. "Oklahoma Christmas" (featuring Reba McEntire) Rob Byus, Jenee Fleenor, Trent Willmon 3:28
4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:48
5. "There's a New Kid in Town" (featuring Kelly Clarkson) Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley 4:30
6. "Santa's Got a Choo Choo Train"   Tracy Broussard, Byus, Blake Shelton, Beau Tackett 3:35
7. "Home" (featuring Michael Bublé) Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gillies 3:46
8. "Winter Wonderland"   Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2:15
9. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 3:55
10. "Blue Christmas" (featuring Pistol Annies) Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 2:06
11. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram 3:24
12. "Silver Bells" (featuring Xenia) Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 3:10
13. "Time for Me to Come Home" (featuring Dorothy Shackleford) Dorothy Shackleford, Shelton 2:40
14. "The Very Best Time of Year" (featuring Trypta-Phunk) Broussard, Byus, Shelton, Tackett 2:58

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 19
US Billboard 200 8
US Billboard Top Country Albums 2
US Billboard Top Holiday Albums 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 506,000[8]

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

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