Christmas Songs (Diana Krall album)

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Christmas Songs
Diana Krall - Chistmas Songs.jpg
Compilation album by Diana Krall
Released November 1, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Vocal jazz
Christmas music
Length 35:10
Label Verve Records
Producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
Diana Krall chronology
The Girl in the Other Room
(2004)
Christmas Songs
(2005)
From This Moment On
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Christmas Songs is a 2005 (see 2005 in music) album by Diana Krall performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. This is Krall's first full-length album of Christmas songs (not counting 1998's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas EP), and her first studio album with a big band. It is her ninth album overall. Billboard ranked album at number 14 on the magazine's Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) – 3:26
  2. "Let It Snow" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 4:02
  3. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:24
  4. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 3:15
  5. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) – 3:08
  6. "Christmas Time Is Here" (Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson) – 3:35
  7. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:54
  8. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:19
  9. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 4:32
  10. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (Frank Loesser) – 4:10
  11. "Sleigh Ride" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 3:26
  12. "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" (Irving Berlin) – 3:41

Personnel[edit]

The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra:

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
  • Recorded and mixed by Al Schmitt

Charts and certifications[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2005 Canadian Albums Chart
2
2005 Top Jazz Albums
1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[1] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[2] Platinum 20,000*
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
To Love Again: The Duets by Chris Botti
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums number-one album
November 19, 2005 – January 07, 2006
Succeeded by
It's Time by Michael Bublé

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