Christmas Extraordinaire

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Christmas Extraordinaire
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2001
LabelAmerican Gramaphone
ProducerChip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller chronology
Fresh Aire 8
Christmas Extraordinaire
American Spirit
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums chronology
The Christmas Angel: A Family Story
Christmas Extraordinaire
Christmas Celebration
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Christmas Extraordinaire is Mannheim Steamroller's sixth Christmas album overall and the group's fourth Christmas studio album. The album was originally released in 2001. The song "O Tannenbaum" features a lead vocal by Johnny Mathis.

Five of the album's tracks were included in the group's 2004 compilation Christmas Celebration.

On June 21, 2004, Christmas Extraordinaire was certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of three million copies in the United States.[2]

As of November 2014, Christmas Extraordinaire is the fourteenth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. in the Nielsen SoundScan era of music sales tracking (March 1991 – present), having sold 2,920,000 copies according to SoundScan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hallelujah" – 4:43
  2. "White Christmas" – 3:35
  3. "Away in a Manger" – 3:23
  4. "Faeries" ("Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite) – 2:29
  5. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" – 4:06
  6. "The First Noel" – 3:38
  7. "Silver Bells" – 4:28
  8. "Fum, Fum, Fum" – 4:51
  9. "Some Children See Him" – 3:34
  10. "Winter Wonderland" – 3:42
  11. "O Tannenbaum" (vocal by Johnny Mathis) – 3:01
  12. "Auld Lang Syne" (Originally recorded on Chip Davis' Impressions with choir overdub) – 3:42


  • Chip Davis: Recorders, Drums
  • Jackson Berkey: Harpsichord
  • Ron Cooley: Guitar, Lute, Bass
  • Roxanne Layton: Recorder, Crumhorns
  • Arnie Roth: Violin Solo~The First Noel, Concertmaster
  • Bobby Jenkins: Oboe Solo
  • Johnny Mathis: Vocals on "O Tannenbaum"


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  2. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-12-02.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.