Holiday Harmony

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Holiday Harmony
Studio album by America
Released October 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop-rock
Length 45:57
Label Rhino
Producer Andrew Gold
America chronology
The Complete Greatest Hits
(2001)
Holiday Harmony
(2002)
The Grand Cayman Concert
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Holiday Harmony is the fifteenth original studio album by American folk rock duo America, released by Rhino Records in 2002. Produced by Andrew Gold, it is a Christmas album. The album contains a number of traditional Christmas standards, some of which were recorded with distinct parallels to America's hits. For example, the "la-la-la" refrain in "Winter Wonderland" is strongly reminiscent of "A Horse With No Name," while "White Christmas" uses a guitar strumming style similar to that in "Tin Man." The album contains three new songs: "A Christmas To Remember," "Winter Holidays," and the "Ventura Highway"-themed "Christmas In California". "Winter Wonderland" became a minor hit during the Christmas season in 2002, reaching 26 on the Radio & Records Adult Contemporary chart.

In November 2010, the album was re-released on CD and digital download format as a "Collector's Edition." This edition contained a bonus track, "A Holly Jolly Christmas."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Winter Wonderland"   Felix Bernard, Dick Smith 3:16
2. "Let It Snow"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:46
3. "White Christmas"   Irving Berlin 3:55
4. "A Christmas To Remember"   Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell 3:56
5. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"   Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 3:44
6. "Sleigh Ride"   Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 4:03
7. "Silver Bells"   Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 4:54
8. "Christmas In California"   Bunnell, Andrew Gold 3:24
9. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"   Meredith Willson 2:39
10. "Winter Holidays"   Beckley, Bunnell 3:43
11. "Frosty The Snowman"   Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins 2:31
12. "Silent Night"   Josef Mohr, Franz Gruber 4:38
13. "The First Noel"   Traditional 2:28
14. "A Holly Jolly Christmas" ((2010 Collector's Edition bonus track)) Johnny Marks  

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