Christmas Vol. II

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Christmas Vol. II
Alabama - Christmas 2.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released Sep 17, 1996
Genre Country
Length 44:32
Label RCA Records
Producer Alabama and Emory Gordy, Jr.
Alabama chronology
In Pictures
(1995)
Christmas Vol. II
(1996)
Dancin' on the Boulevard
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Christmas Vol. II is the second Christmas album of country music band Alabama. It was released on September 17, 1996.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Blessings" (Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen, Ronnie Rogers, Greg Fowler) - 4:35
  2. "Christmas in Your Arms" (Bill Anderson, Steve Wariner) - 3:23
  3. "Christmas Is Love" (Rich Alves, T. J. Knight, Jerry Taylor) - 3:24
  4. "When It Comes to Christmas" (Gentry, Owen, Rogers) - 2:51
  5. "I Was Young Once Too" (Richard Leigh, Robert Byrne) - 3:32
  6. "The Night Before Christmas" (Jim McBride, Sam Hogin, Nelson Larkin) - 4:13
  7. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Lewis Redner) (Public Domain) - 3:11
  8. "Happy Birthday Jesus" (J. P. Pennington, Gentry) - 3:08
  9. "The Christmas Spirit" (Gentry, Owen, Rogers) - 4:12
  10. "Hangin' 'Round the Mistletoe" (Kostas) - 2:19
  11. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) - 4:40
  12. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Johnny Marks) - 2:21
  13. "New Year's Eve 1999" (Gretchen Peters) - 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Alabama
Additional Musicians
  • Tim Briggs - acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin
  • Bruce Christenson - viola
  • David Davidson - violin
  • Glen Duncan - fiddle
  • Emory Gordy Jr. - bass guitar
  • Jim Grosjean - viola
  • Larry Hanson - electric guitar, keyboards
  • Connie Heard - violin
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Anthony LaMarchina - cello
  • Terry McMillan - harmonica, percussion
  • John Mattick - organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Bob Moffatt - background vocals
  • Clint Moffatt - background vocals
  • Dave Moffatt - background vocals
  • Scott Moffatt - background vocals
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Jim Nelson - saxophone
  • Kathryn Plummer - viola
  • Pamela Sixfin - violin
  • Christian Teal - violin
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar
  • Kristin Wilkinson - viola
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums

Chart performance[edit]

Album
Chart (1996) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 18
U.S. Billboard 200 177
Singles
Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1997 "The Blessings" 72
1999 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" 64
2000 "New Year's Eve 1999" 55