Home for Christmas (Celtic Woman album)

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Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
Celtic Woman Home for Christmas.jpg
Studio album by
Released9 October 2012
RecordedJuly–August 2012
StudioRTE and STUDIOTWO
GenreCeltic, new-age, Adult contemporary, classical, Christmas
LanguageEnglish, Latin, German, Italian
LabelManhattan
ProducerDavid Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman: Believe
(2011)
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas
(2012)
Celtic Woman: Silent Night
(2012)

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas is the eighth album released by the group Celtic Woman, released on 9 October 2012.[1] It is the third Christmas album released by the group, but only the second available for international purchase.

Home for Christmas features vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt.[1] This is the first album to feature Ní Mhaolchatha since her departure from the group in 2007 following the release of the DVD/PBS special Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration. It is also the first album not to feature founding member Lisa Kelly, who was at the time on maternity leave. The DVD was released on 29 October 2013 with Susan McFadden, Lisa Lambe, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. It was released at the same date a special package (CD & DVD)

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Lisa Lambe4:12
2."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"Chloë Agnew, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Máiréad Nesbitt5:01
3."Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"Agnew, Nesbitt4:13
4."Silent Night"Ní Mhaolchatha3:35
5."We Three Kings"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe3:37
6."We Wish You a Merry Christmas"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt3:37
7."What Child Is This?"Ní Mhaolchatha, Nesbitt4:31
8."Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)"Agnew4:20
9."Winter Wonderland"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt2:51
10."Mary's Boy Child"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe3:07
11."Auld Lang Syne"Lambe3:27
12."Joy to the World"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe2:55

DVD track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Winter Wonderland"Susan McFadden, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lisa Lambe, Máiréad Nesbitt 
2."What Child Is This?"Ní Mhaolchatha, Nesbitt 
3."We Wish You a Merry Christmas"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt 
4."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Lambe 
5."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt 
6."Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"McFadden, Nesbitt 
7."We Three Kings"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe 
8."Carol of the Bells"Nesbitt 
9."O Tannenbaum (German, Italian and English)"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe 
10."Silent Night"Ní Mhaolchatha 
11."It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe 
12."The Light of Christmas Morn"Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt 
13."It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"McFadden 
14."Auld Lang Syne"Lambe 
15."Joy to the World"McFadden, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt 

Bonus Tracks on Special Edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
13."The First Tree In The Greenwood (The Sans Day Carol)"Agnew, Ní Mhaolchatha, Lambe, Nesbitt3:24
14."An Angel"Agnew, Lambe, Nesbitt3:36
15."In the Bleak Midwinter"Ní Mhaolchatha3:30
16."There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"Agnew, Lambe, Nesbitt4:29

Bonus Track on Japan Edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
13."You Raise Me Up (Hiroko Version)"Agnew, Kelly, Lambe, Nesbitt4:39

Home for Christmas was officially Vertified Platinum around 7 March 2013.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 16
US Billboard 200[4] 43
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard)[5] 2
US World Albums (Billboard)[6] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas on official website Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Celtic Woman – Home for Christmas". Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (Holiday Albums)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard.