Christmas Celebration

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Christmas Celebration
Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Celebration.jpg
Compilation album by Mannheim Steamroller
Released October 12, 2004
Recorded 1984-2004
Genre Christmas
Length 65:08
Label American Gramaphone
Producer Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Halloween: Monster Mix
(2004)
Christmas Celebration
(2004)
Romantic Themes
(2005)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
Christmas Extraordinaire
(2001)
Christmas Celebration
(2004)
Christmas Song
(2007)
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Christmas Celebration is a compilation album by Mannheim Steamroller. It is the group's seventh Christmas album overall. The album was released in 2004 on CD and DVD by American Gramaphone to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group's first Christmas album. The album features eighteen Christmas songs in progressive rock and Renaissance styles, and includes three new tracks: "Celebration", a vocal version of the previously released "Traditions of Christmas", and "Messengers of Christmas", a Target version bonus track. The remaining songs are new mixes of previously released songs. A limited edition version of the album, available exclusively at Target stores, featured two extra songs: "The Holly and the Ivy" and "Messengers of Christmas".

Featured keyboard artist and Steamroller co-founder Jackson Berkey makes his final appearance on a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Celebration" (previously unreleased) – 2:37
  2. "Christmas Lullaby" – 4:09
  3. "Deck the Halls" – 3:37
  4. "Veni Veni (O Come, O Come Emmanuel)" – 4:21
  5. "Away in a Manger" – 3:22
  6. "Hallelujah" (from "Messiah") – 4:43
  7. "O Tannenbaum" (vocal by Johnny Mathis) – 2:58
  8. "Wassail, Wassail" – 2:25
  9. "Carol of the Birds" – 2:07
  10. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Renaissance version)" – 1:42
  11. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Rock version)" – 4:31
  12. "Greensleeves" – 3:29
  13. "Traditions of Christmas" (vocal by Lynn Dee Mueller) – 3:40
  14. "Good King Wenceslas" – 3:32
  15. "Carol of the Bells" – 3:53
  16. "Auld Lang Syne" – 3:40
  17. "Fum, Fum, Fum" – 4:54
  18. "Stille Nacht (Silent Night)" – 5:25
  19. "The Holly and the Ivy" [Target version bonus track]
  20. "Messengers of Christmas" [Target version bonus track]