Pretty Paper

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For the song, see Pretty Paper (song).
Pretty Paper
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released November 6, 1979[1]
Genre Christmas music, Country
Length 29:19
Label Columbia
Producer Booker T. Jones
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Pretty Paper is a 1979 album by country singer Willie Nelson. His first Christmas album, it was also his last release of the 1970s.

The album reunited Nelson with producer/arranger Booker T. Jones, with whom he had collaborated on the acclaimed Stardust album released the year before. Some vinyl releases will have the song Pretty Paper as the last song on Side 2.

The self-composed title track had been a hit Christmas song in 1963, when it was recorded by Roy Orbison.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Paper" (Willie Nelson) - 3:12
  2. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 2:28
  3. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard; Richard B. Smith) - 2:45
  4. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) - 2:26
  5. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont) - 2:12
  6. "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry; Oakley Haldeman) - 2:11
  7. "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes; Jay Johnson) - 1:53
  8. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots; Haven Gillespie) - 2:40
  9. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson; Jack Rollins) - 2:13
  10. "Silent Night" (Joseph Mohr; Franz Xavier Gruber) - 2:27
  11. "Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks; Lewis H. Redner) - 3:46
  12. "Christmas Blues (Instrumental)" (Willie Nelson; Booker T. Jones) - 1:27



  1. ^ "Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 10, 2011.