Christmas Extraordinaire

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Christmas Extraordinaire
Studio album by Mannheim Steamroller
Released October 30, 2001
Genre Christmas
Length 45:20
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Fresh Aire 8
(2000)
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
American Spirit
(2003)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
The Christmas Angel: A Family Story
(1997)
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
Christmas Celebration
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Christmas Extraordinaire is Mannheim Steamroller's sixth Christmas album overall and the group's fourth Christmas studio album. The album was originally released in 2001. The song "O Tannenbaum" features a lead vocal by Johnny Mathis.

Five of the album's tracks were included in the group's 2004 compilation Christmas Celebration.

As of December 17, 2012, Christmas Extraordinaire was the twelfth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. during the Nielsen/SoundScan era of music sales (March 1991 – present), having sold a total of 2,953,000 copies according to SoundScan.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hallelujah" – 4:43
  2. "White Christmas" – 3:35
  3. "Away in a Manger" – 3:23
  4. "Faeries" ("Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite) – 2:29
  5. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" – 4:06
  6. "The First Noel" – 3:38
  7. "Silver Bells" – 4:28
  8. "Fum, Fum, Fum" – 4:51
  9. "Some Children See Him" – 3:34
  10. "Winter Wonderland" – 3:42
  11. "O Tannenbaum" (vocal by Johnny Mathis) – 3:01
  12. "Auld Lang Syne" (Originally recorded on Chip Davis' Impressions with choir overdub) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Chip Davis: Recorders, Drums
  • Jackson Berkey: Harpsichord
  • Ron Cooley: Guitar, Lute, Bass
  • Roxanne Layton: Recorder, Crumhorns,
  • Arnie Roth: Violin Solo~The First Noel, Concertmaster
  • Bobby Jenkins: Oboe Solo
  • Johnny Mathis: Vocals on "O Tannenbaum"

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