Christmas Time Is Here
|"Christmas Time Is Here"|
|Song by Vince Guaraldi Trio from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas|
|Length||6:05 (instrumental version)
2:27 (vocal version)
The song originally made its first appearance in 1965, on A Charlie Brown Christmas.
"Christmas Time Is Here" is a popular Christmas song written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi for the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, one of the very first animated Christmas specials produced for network TV in the United States. Since the song became a hit, two versions were included on the album A Charlie Brown Christmas: an instrumental version by the Vince Guaraldi Trio and a vocal version as sung by the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California.
Popular cover versions
Many versions of the song have been recorded throughout years. It is featured on many Christmas albums including:
- Melissa Manchester on her album Joy
- Dianne Reeves on her album Christmas Time Is Here
- Silje Nergaard on her album If I Could Wrap Up a Kiss
- Nancy Wilson on her album A Nancy Wilson Christmas
- Will Downing on his album Christmas, Love and You
- Al Jarreau on his album Christmas
- Steve Vai on the album Merry Axemas
- "Christmas Time Is Here". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Eleven Things You Never Knew About the Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on
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