Merry Christmas ... Have a Nice Life

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Merry Christmas ... Have a Nice Life
Cyndi Lauper Merry Christmas.jpg
Studio album by Cyndi Lauper
Released October 27, 1998 (1998-10-27)
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock, Christmas music, new wave[1]
Length 41:59
Label Epic
Producer Cyndi Lauper, Jan Pulsford, Junior Vasquez, William Wittman
Cyndi Lauper chronology
Sisters of Avalon
(1996)
Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life
(1998)
Shine
(2001)
Singles from Merry Christmas ... Have a Nice Life
  1. "Early Christmas Morning"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[2]

Merry Christmas ... Have a Nice Life is the sixth studio album and first holiday album released by Cyndi Lauper. It combines original compositions by Lauper and collaborator Jan Pulsford with traditional Christmas songs. Reportedly much of the vocal was recorded in Lauper's cedar closet as it had a reverb that she liked. "Feels Like Christmas" previously appeared on Lauper's 1993 album Hat Full of Stars. The album has sold 26,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Home on Christmas Day" (Rob Hyman, Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman) – 4:06
  2. "Early Christmas Morning" (Lauper, Jan Pulsford) – 5:07
  3. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Johnny Marks) – 2:45
  4. "Christmas Conga" (Lauper, Pulsford) – 3:31
  5. "Minnie and Santa" (Lauper, Pulsford) – 3:55
  6. "Feels Like Christmas" (Eric Bazilian, Hyman, Lauper) – 4:30
  7. "Three Ships" (Traditional) – 2:08
  8. "New Year's Baby (First Lullaby)" (Lauper) – 4:27
  9. "December Child" (Lauper, Pulsford) – 3:11
  10. "In the Bleak Midwinter" (Gustav Holst, Christina Rossetti) – 4:02
  11. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Josef Mohr) – 4:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[4] 75

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalog
United States October 27, 1998 (1998-10-27) Sony Music, Epic Records 69611
Japan Sony Music Japan
United States August 24, 2004 (2004-08-24) Sony, Epic 92714
October 25, 2005 (2005-10-25) Sony BMG, Epic 94340

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Cyndi Lauper: Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ Lewis, Randy (1998-12-03). "Choose Your Artist for the Season". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ Barth, Keith. "Ask Billboard | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ シンディ・ローパーのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2016.