Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas

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Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas
Garth Brooks Magic of Christmas.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 23, 1999
RecordedJack's Tracks Recording Studio
LabelCapitol Nashville
ProducerAllen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
Garth Brooks...In the Life of Chris Gaines
Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas
Songs from Call Me Claus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle2/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune(positive)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[5]

Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas is the second holiday album and ninth studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on November 23, 1999, peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 chart, and #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. Two years after this album's release, Brooks released a reissue of this album, Songs from Call Me Claus, which contained most of the songs from this release. The only tracks which weren't carried over were "White Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," and "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (all of which are remixed versions of the same songs from his first Christmas album, Beyond The Season).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (Edward Pola, George Wyle) – 2:57
  2. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:06
  3. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 3:25
  4. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 2:58
  5. "Baby Jesus Is Born" (Randy Handley, Cam King) – 3:59
  6. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (traditional) – 2:35
  7. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – 3:33
  8. "Sleigh Ride" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 3:27
  9. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:05
  10. "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman) – 2:18
  11. "Silver Bells" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 3:34
  12. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (traditional, work) – 3:25
  13. "The Wise Men's Journey" [instrumental] (Bobby Wood) – 1:28
  14. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner) – 3:03

Chart performance[edit]

Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas peaked at #7 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and peaked at #1 on Top Country Albums, his tenth #1 album.


References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Austin Chronicle review
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 105. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ a b "The Magic of Christmas: Songs From Call Me Claus - Garth Brooks". Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association: Certification Results- February 15, 2010". CRIA. Archived from the original on May 23, 2013. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 12, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-12.