|Studio album by Willie Nelson|
|Released||November 6, 1979|
|Genre||Christmas music, Country|
|Producer||Booker T. Jones|
|Willie Nelson chronology|
Pretty Paper is a 1979 Christmas album recorded by country singer Willie Nelson. The title track had also been a hit Christmas song in 1963, when it was recorded by Roy Orbison. It was his last release in the 1970s.
While Willie Nelson was still getting his career started, he had a writing contract, and wrote the Christmas song "Pretty Paper", which Roy Orbison recorded. That release climbed to #15 on the US charts in 1963.
Willie Nelson released his own version of "Pretty Paper" as a single in 1964. Sixteen years later, Willie Nelson re-recorded the song and made it the title track on his own Christmas album.
Chris Isaak covered the song in 2004.
Track listing of the album
- "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 2:44
- "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard; Richard B. Smith) - 2:24
- "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) - 2:10
- "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) - 2:08
- "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry; Oakley Haldeman) - 1:52
- "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes; Jay Johnson) - 2:36
- "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots; Haven Gillespie) - 2:10
- "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson; Jack Rollins) - 2:23
- "Silent Night" (Joseph Mohr; Franz Xavier Gruber) - 3:42
- "Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks; Lewis H. Redner) - 1:27
- "Christmas Blues (Instrumental)" (Willie Nelson; Booker T. Jones) - 3:12
- "Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson) - 2:22
- Willie Nelson – Vocals, guitar
- Paul English – Drums
- Chris Ethridge – Bass
- Bradley Hartman – Engineer
- Booker T. Jones – Arranger, Keyboards
- Rex Ludwick – Drums
- Jody Payne – Guitar
- Mickey Raphael – Harmonica
- Bee Spears – Bass
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