, released on November 27, 1987, is the fourteenth album and first Christmas album by Merry Christmas to You Reba McEntire, with most of the tunes being McEntire's renditions of very familiar traditional Christmas fare. It is currently the latest album to bear McEntire's last name on the front cover. Songs from the album wouldn't chart until ten and twelve years after its release.
Track listing [ edit ]
Away in a Manger" James R. Murray
"On This Day"
Michael Patrick Heeny, David Scarlet
O Holy Night"
Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight 3:54
"The Christmas Guest"
Grandpa Jones, Ramona Jones, Bill Walker 5:23
Franz Gruber, Josef Mohr 3:36
"Happy Birthday Jesus (I'll Open This One for You)"
Irving Berlin 3:02
I'll Be Home for Christmas"
Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:16
"A Christmas Letter"
John Greenebaum, Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
Mel Tormé, Bob Wells 3:26
Personnel [ edit ]
Reba McEntire - lead and background vocals, producer Suzie Hoskins - background vocals
Leigh Reynolds - background vocals
Steve Short -
drums Roger Wills -
bass Leigh Reynolds -
acoustic guitar Bill Cooley - acoustic guitar,
electric guitar Donny Howard -
piano Donnie LaValley -
steel guitar Ricky Solomon -
fiddle Matt Betton - drums (tracks 1, 2)
Emory Gordy, Jr. - bass (tracks 1, 2) Electric Guitar:
Billy Joe Walker Jr. - electric guitar (tracks 1, 2)
Larry Byrom - electric guitar (tracks 1, 2)
Mac McAnally - acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 2)
John Barlow Jarvis - keyboards (tracks 1, 2)
Mark O'Connor - fiddle (tracks 1, 2)
Tom Brumley - steel guitar (tracks 1, 2) Farrell Morris -
chimes, vibraphone (tracks 1, 2)
Vince Gill - background vocals (track 2) Simon Levy - art direction
McGuire - photography
Katherine DeVault - design
Ann Payne - styling
J. Jacklyn Furriers - fur
Jimmy Bowen - producer
Tony Brown - producer (tracks 1, 2)
Ron Treat - recording, overdubs
Steve Tillisch - overdubs, mixing
Willie Pevear - overdubs
Bob Bullock - overdubs, mixing
Mark J. Coddington - engineer
Tim Kish - engineer
Marty Williams - engineer
Russ Martin - engineer
Glenn Meadows - mastering
Milan Bogdan - digital editing
Jesse Noble - project coordinator
Billboard Top Country Albums  72
Billboard Top Holiday Albums  20
Singles [ edit ]
US Country 
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
"Away in a Manger"
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
References [ edit ]