Pretty Paper

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Pretty Paper
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released November 6, 1979[1]
Genre Christmas music, Country
Length 29:15
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.

The self-composed title track had been a hit Christmas song in 1963, when it was recorded by Roy Orbison. Nelson had previously recorded the song in 1964.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[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

Side two[edit]

  1. "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes; Jay Johnson) - 1:53
  2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots; Haven Gillespie) - 2:40
  3. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson; Jack Rollins) - 2:13
  4. "Silent Night" (Joseph Mohr; Franz Xavier Gruber) - 2:27
  5. "Little Town of Bethlehem" (Phillips Brooks; Lewis H. Redner) - 3:46
  6. "Christmas Blues (Instrumental)" (Willie Nelson; Booker T. Jones) - 3:12



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