Pretty Paper

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For the song, see Pretty Paper (song).
Pretty Paper
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released November 6, 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. 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.

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.

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[edit]

  1. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 2:44
  2. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard; Richard B. Smith) - 2:24
  3. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) - 2:10
  4. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) - 2:08
  5. "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry; Oakley Haldeman) - 1:52
  6. "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes; Jay Johnson) - 2:36
  7. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots; Haven Gillespie) - 2:10
  8. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson; Jack Rollins) - 2:23
  9. "Silent Night" (Joseph Mohr; Franz Xavier Gruber) - 3:42
  10. "Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks; Lewis H. Redner) - 1:27
  11. "Christmas Blues (Instrumental)" (Willie Nelson; Booker T. Jones) - 3:12
  12. "Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson) - 2:22



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