The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World

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The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World
Compilation album by Boney M.
Released November 1992
Recorded 1981, 1984, 1986, 1992
Genre R&B, Pop music, Euro disco
Length 56:16
Label MCIBMG (FRG)
Producer Frank Farian
Boney M. chronology
Gold – 20 Super Hits
(1992)
The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World
(1992)
The Greatest Hits
(1993)
Singles from The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World
  1. "Christmas Mega Mix"
    Released: November 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
A Wonderful Christmas Time (1998)
Compilation album by Boney M.
Christmas Party (1998)
Compilation album by Boney M.
Christmas Party (2003)
Compilation album by Boney M.

The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World is a compilation/remix album by Boney M. released simultaneously with greatest hits package Gold - 20 Super Hits in November 1992. The album is a slightly re-edited and remixed version of 1986's The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs.
After the chart success of the 1992 "Megamix", the 1978 Christmas number one "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" was also re-issued as a single under the name "Christmas Megamix".
The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World has since been re-packaged with new artwork and re-issued as A Wonderful Christmas Time in 1998, as Christmas Party in both 1998 and 2003, as Christmas with Boney M. in 2007 and most recently as Christmas Time in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Christmas Medley ("Silent Night, Holy Night" / "Snow Falls Over the Ground" / "Hear Ye the Message" / "Sweet Bells") (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr, Eduard Ebel, Farian, Jay) - 7:15
    • Includes all three verses of "Silent Night, Holy Night" sung in English (as on the 1981 "Mary's Boy Child - The Christmas Album" UK album pressing)
  2. "Oh Christmas Tree" (Traditional, Farian) - 2:54
  3. "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" (Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley, Farian) - 3:03
  4. "Zion's Daughter" (George Frideric Handel, Traditional, Farian, Jay, Rulofs) - 3:50
  5. "The First Noel" (Traditional) - 3:03
  6. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" (John Francis Wade, Farian) - 3:41
  7. "Petit Papa Noël" (Martinet, Vincy) - 1:41
  8. "Darkness Is Falling" (Jay, Rulofs) - 3:02
  9. "Joy to the World" (Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts) - 2:32
  10. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 3:21
    • Edited version
  11. "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont, Farian) - 3:28
  12. "Feliz Navidad" (José Feliciano) - 2:21
  13. "When a Child Is Born" (Jay, Rulofs) - 3:19
  14. "Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) - 4:21
  15. "Medley: Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord" (Jester Hairston, Farian) - 5:09
    • 1992 remix
  16. "Auld Lang Syne" (Robert Burns, Traditional) - 2:34

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • 1992 EU: Hansa / BMG 74321 119332.
  • 1998 Germany: "A Wonderful Christmas Time" BMG-Ariola
  • 1998 UK: "Christmas Party" Camden 74321 607882.
  • 2003 UK: "Christmas Party" Camden 74321 607882 (alternate album art).

Single releases[edit]

Germany
7"

  • "Christmas Megamix" ("Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord") (Radio Edit) - 3:58 / "Zion's Daughter" (MCI/BMG 74321 11933-7, 1992)

CD

  • "Christmas Megamix" (MCI/BMG 74321 11933-2, 1992)
    1. "Christmas Megamix" (Radio Edit) - 3:58
    2. "Zion's Daughter"
    3. "When a Child Is Born"
    4. "Christmas Megamix" - 5:09

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