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
NSYNC
(1997-98)
Home for Christmas
(1998)
The Winter Album
(1998)
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. The album was certified double platinum in the U.S., and to date, and has sold 2,713,000 copies in the U.S. as of December 2012.[4] The album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

The album was released on September 30, 2002 in the UK 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 US, and in Germany as well, due to its inclusion on the group's German seasonal album, The Winter Album.[6]

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]

References[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. ^ Grein, Paul (December 19, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Christmas Albums, From Bing To Buble". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ The Meaning Of Christmas (2002) | N Sync | MP3 Downloads 7digital United Kingdom
  6. ^ Amazon.com: Home for Christmas: Music