Christmas Celebration

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Christmas Celebration
Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Celebration.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 2004
LabelAmerican Gramaphone
ProducerChip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
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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 two new tracks: "Celebration" and a vocal version of the previously released "Traditions of Christmas". 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) (previously unreleased) – 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]

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