Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three

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Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three
Studio album by Chicago
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded October, 2010
Genre Rock, Christmas
Length 53:23
Label Chicago II Records
Producer Phil Ramone
Chicago chronology
Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus
(2008)
Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three
(2011)
Chicago XXXIV: Live in ‘75
(2011)

Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three is the twenty-second studio album, and the second album of Christmas songs by the American rock band, Chicago. The album was released on October 4, 2011. The collection includes a variety of holiday classics and a new tune, "Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day", co-written by founding trumpet player Lee Loughnane.

The album was produced by veteran producer Phil Ramone, who co-produced the band's albums Hot Streets (1978) and Chicago 13 (1979). The album features guest artists Dolly Parton on Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time", America on "I Saw Three Ships", BeBe Winans on "Merry Christmas Darling", and guitarist Steve Cropper on "Rockin’ And Rollin’ On Christmas Day".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wonderful Christmas Time" (featuring Dolly Parton) Paul McCartney 3:50
2. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"   Johnny Marks 3:38
3. "I Saw Three Ships" (featuring America) (Traditional) 3:15
4. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"   Justin Timberlake; JC Chasez; Veit Renn 4:21
5. "What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?"   Frank Loesser 5:16
6. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"   Edward Pola; George Wyle 3:42
7. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Kim Gannon; Walter Kent; Buck Ram 3:36
8. "On The Last Night Of The Year"   Phil Galdston; Michael Whalen 3:48
9. "Merry Christmas Darling" (featuring Bebe Winans) Richard Carpenter; Frank Pooler 3:22
10. "Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day" (featuring Steve Cropper) Lee Loughnane; John Durill 4:19
11. "My Favorite Things"   Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II 3:30
12. "O Christmas Tree"   (Traditional) 3:54
13. "Jingle Bells"   James Lord Pierpont 3:40
14. "Here Comes Santa Claus/Joy to the World" (with Children's Choir) Gene Autry; Oakley Haldeman/Isaac Watts 3:03
Total length:
53:23

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

  • America (Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell) – vocals, ukuleles, guitars & vocal arrangement (I Saw Three Ships)
  • Hank Linderman – cuatro (I Saw Three Ships)
  • Dolly Parton – vocals (Wonderful Christmas Time)
  • Bebe Winans – vocals (Merry Christmas Darling)
  • Steve Cropper – guitar (Rockin’ And Rollin’ On Christmas Day)
  • Children's Choir: Grace Howland, Hope Howland, Lydia Young, Jillian DeGrie, Lilli Pankow, Carter Pankow, Connor Scheff, Jason Scheff Jr. – vocals (Here Comes Santa Claus/Joy To The World)


Production
  • Produced by Phil Ramone
  • Management – Peter Schivarelli
  • Recorded by Matt Coles & Adam Deane
  • Pre-Mix Crew – Drew Hester & Keith Smith
  • Mixed by B.J. Ramone
  • Art Direction: Bobby Woods

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