Christmas (Kenny Rogers album)

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Christmas
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Seasonal
Length 33:37
Label Liberty
Producer Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers chronology
Share Your Love
(1981)
Christmas
(1981)
Love Will Turn You Around
(1982)
Rogers' Christmas chronology
Christmas
(1981)
Once Upon a Christmas
(1984)
Alternative cover
1995 Re-Release cover
titled "Christmas Wishes"

Christmas is the title of the first Christmas album by Kenny Rogers released in 1981.

Overview[edit]

The album features several songs that were already well-known at the time including "White Christmas", "When A Child is Born", "Carol of the Bells" and "My Favorite Things". Several original Christmas songs are also included, which have also now become well-known via this album.

Christmas was also the origin of Kenny's first holiday single, "Kentucky Home Made Christmas".

The album peaked at #10 on the U.S. Country charts and #34 on the overall U.S. charts.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christmas Everyday" (Pete McCann) [3:44]
  2. "Kentucky Homemade Christmas" (Bill Caswel, Kin Vassy) [4:16]
  3. "Carol of the Bells" (Mykola Leontovych, Robet Manookin) [2:44]
  4. "Kids" (Mac Davis) [2:44]
  5. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (Bob MacGimsey) [3:04]
  6. "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year" (Pete McCann) [2:44]
  7. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) [2:50]
  8. "My Favorite Things" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) [3:02]
  9. "O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) [4:39]
  10. "When a Child Is Born" (Fred Jay, Zacar) [3:50]

Re-Releases[edit]

Christmas Wishes[edit]

In some quarters (including the UK and USA) the title has changed to "Christmas Wishes" and the album reissued in 1985 with an alternate tracklist. In other countries though, "Christmas" is still the title.

Alternate Track List[edit]

  1. White Christmas [2:47]
  2. Carol of the Bells [2:43]
  3. O Holy Night [4:38]
  4. Christmas Everyday [3:42]
  5. Kids (CD Only) [2:42]
  6. Kentucky Homemade Christmas [4:14]
  7. Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year [2:43]
  8. Sweet Little Jesus Boy [3:03]
  9. When a Child Is Born [3:49]
  10. My Favorite Things (CD Only) [2:59]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 34
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Rogers charted albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 September 2010.