Joyful Season

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The Joyful Season
Joyful Season.jpg
2005 CD reissue cover
Studio album by Jo Stafford
Released 1964
Genre Traditional pop
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Jo Stafford chronology
Jo Stafford's Sweet Hour of Prayer
The Joyful Season
Getting Sentimental over Tommy Dorsey
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Joyful Season is a 1964 Christmas album by Jo Stafford. It is unique in that it features Stafford accompanying herself as a vocal chorus through the use of multitrack recording.[3][4] The album was reissued on CD in 2005 by DRG.[1][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Little Drummer Boy"
  2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
  3. "Deck the Halls"
  4. "White Christmas"
  5. "Jingle Bells"
  6. "Merry Christmas"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Christmas is the Season (of the Bells)"
  2. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  3. "Silver Bells"
  4. "Winter Wonderland"
  5. "Silent Night"

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Gesu Bambino"
  2. "Ave Maria"
  3. "Christmas Medley #1: Hark the Herald Angels Sing/The First Noel/O Come All Ye Faithful" (with Gordon MacRae)
  4. "Christmas Medley #2: Joy to the World/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (with Gordon MacRae)
  5. "Toys for Tots"


  1. ^ a b "The Joyful Season". DRG. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Joyful Season at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  3. ^ "The Joyful Season (Capitol Records ad)". The Deseret News. 16 November 1964. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Bill Reed (2000). "An Interview With Jo". Songbirds. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Joyful Season". Venerable Music. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Joyful Season-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.