The Christmas Spirit

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The Christmas Spirit
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released November 1963
Recorded August 14, 1959 - September 17, 1963
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash
(1963)
The Christmas Spirit
(1963)
The Original Sun Sound
(1964)

The Christmas Spirit is the first Christmas album and seventeenth album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in November 1963. It contains four original Christmas songs written by Cash and eight tracks originally penned by other artists, including "Blue Christmas", "Silent Night" and "Little Drummer Boy".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Christmas Spirit" (Cash)
  2. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John B. Calkin)
  3. "Blue Christmas" (Bill Hayes, Jay Johnston)
  4. "The Gifts They Gave" (Cash)
  5. "Here Was a Man" (Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter)
  6. "Christmas as I Knew It" (June Carter, Jan Howard)
  7. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Josef Mohr)
  8. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Davis, Henri Onerati, Harry Simeone)
  9. "Ringing the Bells for Jim" (June Carter, Jan Howard)
  10. "We Are the Shepherds" (Cash)
  11. "Who Kept the Sheep" (Cash, June Carter)
  12. "Ballad of the Harp Weaver" (Vincent Millay)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 Holiday Albums 7

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1959 "The Little Drummer Boy" Country Singles 24
1959 "The Little Drummer Boy" Country Singles 63

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