December (The Moody Blues album)

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December
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Studio album by
Released28 October 2003
RecordedNovember 2002 – August 2003
Mulinetti Studios, Italy
GenreRock, Christmas
Length42:08
LabelUniversal Records
ProducerJustin Hayward & John Lodge
The Moody Blues chronology
Hall of Fame
(2000)
December
(2003)
Gold
(2005)
Singles from December
  1. "December Snow"
    Released: November 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

December is the sixteenth and final album[2] by The Moody Blues. The Christmas themed album released in 2003 is their first album since The Magnificent Moodies to feature covers in addition to original material. It is also their first album following Ray Thomas' retirement from the band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Need a Reindeer" (Justin Hayward) – 3:59
  2. "December Snow" (Hayward) – 5:11
  3. "In the Quiet of Christmas Morning (Bach 147)" (Bach, Hayward, John Lodge) – 2:51
  4. "On This Christmas Day" (Lodge) – 3:40
  5. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) – 2:37
  6. "A Winter's Tale" (Mike Batt, Tim Rice) – 4:28
  7. "The Spirit of Christmas" (Lodge) – 4:52
  8. "Yes I Believe" (Hayward) – 4:21
  9. "When a Child Is Born" (Zacar, Fred Jay) – 3:34
  10. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 3:08
  11. "In the Bleak Midwinter" (Holst, Rossetti) – 3:21

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard Top Holiday Albums 10

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

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