Pretty Paper

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Pretty Paper
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released November 1979[1]
Genre Christmas music, Country
Length 29:19
Label CBS
Producer Booker T. Jones
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Pretty Paper is a 1979 Christmas album recorded by country singer Willie Nelson. His 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.

Original recording[edit]

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.

Sixteen years later, Willie Nelson made it the title track on his own Christmas album.

Chris Isaak covered the song in 2004.

Track listing of 1979 Willie Nelson Album[edit]

  1. "Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson) - 2:22
  2. "White Christmas" (I. Berlin) - 2:44
  3. "Winter Wonderland" (F. Bernard/D. Smith) - 2:24
  4. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (J. Marks) - 2:10
  5. "Jingle Bells" (Trad. Arr. Willie Nelson) - 2:08
  6. "Here Comes Santa Claus" (G. Autry/O. Haldeman) - 1:52
  7. "Blue Christmas" (B. Hayes/J. Johnson) - 2:36
  8. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. F. Coots/H. Gillespie) - 2:10
  9. "Frosty the Snowman" (S. Nelson/J. Rollins) - 2:23
  10. "Silent Night" (Mohr/Gruber, Arr. Willie Nelson) - 3:42
  11. "Little Town of Bethlehem" (Trad. Arr. Willie Nelson) - 1:27
  12. "Christmas Blues (Instrumental)" (Willie Nelson/Booker T. Jones) - 3:12



  1. ^ "Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 10, 2011.