Christmas in the Aire

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Christmas in the Aire
Studio album by Mannheim Steamroller
Released September 12, 1995
Genre Christmas
Length 43:11
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
To Russia with Love
(1994)
Christmas in the Aire
(1995)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live
(1997)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
A Fresh Aire Christmas
(1988)
Christmas in the Aire
(1995)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Christmas in the Aire is the third Christmas album and twenty-first studio album released by American musical group Mannheim Steamroller. The album was originally released in 1995, and was the biggest-selling holiday album in the United States that year with sales of 1,844,000 according to Nielsen/SoundScan.[2]

"Christmas Lullaby" was the only track from this album included in the group's 2004 compilation Christmas Celebration.

On December 15, 1997, Christmas in the Aire was certified Quadruple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of four million copies in the United States.[3]

As of December 17, 2012, Christmas in the Aire was the fifth 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 3,735,000 copies according to SoundScan.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joy to the World" – 3:36
  2. "Joseph Dear, Oh Joseph Mine" – 3:08
  3. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" – 3:11
  4. "Herbei, oh ihr Gläubigen (Oh Come All Ye Faithful)" – 3:30
  5. "Pat-A-Pan" – 4:48
  6. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" – 3:55
  7. "Angels We Have Heard on High" – 3:53
  8. "Gagliarda" – 3:00
  9. "Los Peces en el Rio" – 3:50
  10. "Christmas Lullaby" – 4:06
  11. "Kling, Glöckchen" – 1:46
  12. "Jingle Bells" – 4:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Paul Grein. "Chart Watch Extra: Bring On Christmas!". Yahoo Chart Watch. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  3. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  4. ^ Grein, Paul (December 17, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Christmas Albums, From Bing To Buble". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Retrieved December 18, 2012.