Home for Christmas (NSYNC album)

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Home for Christmas
Studio album by NSYNC
Released November 10, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Christmas, teen-pop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 55:36
Label RCA
Producer Johnny Wright
NSYNC chronology
Home for Christmas
The Winter Album
Alternative cover
2002 release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Home for Christmas is a seasonal album released exclusively in the United States by American boy band NSYNC. The album was released on November 10, 1998, following the success of their debut album. On October 27, 1999, Home for Christmas was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of two million copies in the United States.[4]

Home for Christmas was released on September 30, 2002 in the United Kingdom as The Meaning of Christmas on Ariola Express with an altered track listing.[5] "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" was released as a single in the United States, and in Germany as well, due to its inclusion on the group's German seasonal album, The Winter Album.[6]

As of December 2014, Home for Christmas has sold 2.8 million copies in the United States, making it the fifteenth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales in 1991.[7] The album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Home for Christmas"   Gary Hasse, Rozz Morehead 4:28
2. "Under My Tree"   Shelley Peiken, Guy Roche 4:32
3. "I Never Knew the Meaning of Christmas"   Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers 4:45
4. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"   Veit Renn, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake 4:12
5. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Torme, Robert Wells 3:16
6. "I Guess It's Christmas Time"   Shelley Peiken, Peter S. Bliss 3:52
7. "All I Want Is You This Christmas"   Martin Briley, Dana Calitri 3:43
8. "The First Noel"   Traditional 3:28
9. "In Love on Christmas"   Rory Bennett, Cedric Hailey, Joel Hailey 4:06
10. "It's Christmas"   Peter Ries, Cherie C. Thomas 4:29
11. "O Holy Night"   Traditional 3:33
12. "Love's in Our Hearts (On Christmas Day)"   Gary Hasse, James Lowell, Jonathan Werking 3:54
13. "The Only Gift"   Maria Christensen, Jeff Franzell 3:51
14. "Kiss Me at Midnight"   Veit Renn, Kenny Lamb 3:28

The Meaning of Christmas[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Home for Christmas - *NSYNC". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (1998-12-04). "Just Say Noel (Page 2)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 593. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  5. ^ The Meaning Of Christmas (2002) | N Sync | MP3 Downloads 7digital United Kingdom
  6. ^ Amazon.com: Home for Christmas: Music
  7. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Returns to Top 20". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.