A Very Special Christmas 2

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A Very Special Christmas 2
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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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