A Very Special Christmas 2

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A Very Special Christmas 2
A Very Special Christmas 2.jpg
Cover art by Keith Haring
Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedOctober 20, 1992
GenreChristmas music, Children's music
ProducerJimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine, Robert Sargent Shriver
Various artists chronology
A Very Special Christmas
A Very Special Christmas 2
A Very Special Christmas 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

A Very Special Christmas 2 is the second in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit Special Olympics. The album was released on 20 October 1992, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine, Vicki Iovine and Robert Sargent Shriver for A&M Records. Tupac Shakur was supposed to be featured on the album but due to legal trouble his song was dropped.

On December 7, 2001, A Very Special Christmas 2 was certified Double Platinum for shipment of two million copies in the United States since its 1992 release.[1] As of November 2014, it is the twenty-first best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the United States during the SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,200,000 copies according to SoundScan.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Artist Time
1. "Christmas All Over Again" Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 4:15
2. "Jingle Bell Rock" Joe Beal and Jim Boothe Randy Travis 4:01
3. "The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé and Bob Wells Luther Vandross 4:30
4. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie Frank Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper 2:37
5. "The Birth of Christ" Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman Boyz II Men 2:50
6. "Please Come Home for Christmas" Charles Brown, Gene Redd Jon Bon Jovi 2:53
7. "What Christmas Means to Me" Anna Gordy Gaye, Allen Story and George Gordy Paul Young 2:53
8. "O Christmas Tree" Ernst Anschütz Aretha Franklin 3:34
9. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Johnny Marks Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love 2:49
10. "White Christmas" Irving Berlin Michael Bolton 3:39
11. "Christmas Is" Joseph Simmons and Darryl McDaniels Run-D.M.C. 3:19
12. "Christmas Time Again" Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone Extreme 5:06
13. "Merry Christmas Baby" Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore Charles Brown and Bonnie Raitt 4:33
14. "O Holy Night" Adolphe-Charles Adam and John Sullivan Dwight Tevin Campbell 2:46
15. "Sleigh Ride" Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish Debbie Gibson 3:13
16. "What Child Is This?" Traditional Vanessa Williams 4:10
17. "Blue Christmas" Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson Ann and Nancy Wilson 3:48
18. "Silent Night" Josef Mohr and Franz X. Gruber Wilson Phillips 3:04
19. "I Believe in You" Bob Dylan Sinéad O'Connor 5:39


  1. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  2. ^ Staff, Billboard (2014-12-01). "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-12-02.

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