Christmas Time (Bryan Adams song)

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"Christmas Time"
Single by Bryan Adams
A-side "Christmas Time"
B-side "Reggae Christmas"
Released 1985
Format 7" single
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 4.10
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Producer(s) Bob Clearmountain, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Certification Gold (Canada)
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Diana"
(1985)
"Christmas Time"
(1985)
"Heat of the Night"
(1987)

"Christmas Time" is a song recorded by Bryan Adams. It was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance[1] and became Adams' most popular Christmas song. It was originally released on clear, green vinyl with a picture sleeve. It was written and recorded in Vancouver, Canada. Over twenty years after it was first recorded, the song still receives significant radio airplay each year during the Christmas season. No music video was shot for the single, although there was a live video made for its B-side, "Reggae Christmas", featuring a guest appearance by Pee Wee Herman. The song won Gold Single Award for 50,000 sales of the 45 RPM single in Canada. It reached #4 at Billboard Christmas Chart.[citation needed]

Tracklist[edit]

A-side[edit]

  • "Christmas Time"

B-side[edit]

  • "Reggae Christmas"

Albums[edit]

According to Bryan Adams official website, the song (rarely) appears as a bonus track on his 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife.[2] The song is also available on these compilation albums:

  • The Christmas Hit Collection (Arcade, 1989)
  • The Best of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 1995)
  • A Musical Christmas from The Vatican DVD (2002)
  • The Very Best of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 2005)
  • Christmas #1 Hits (2006)
  • Now Christmas 3 (Warner Music Canada, 2008)

Song[edit]

Adams still performs this song at his concerts, especially during the Christmas season.

In 2001 Adams performed the song at the Vatican for Pope John-Paul II. The performance was included on a DVD, released in 2002, titled A Musical Christmas from The Vatican.

The song's lyrics are about the joy of Christmas time and about peace, freedom and anti-racism.

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