The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas

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The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas
The Essential NOW Christmas (US).jpg
Compilation album by Various artists
Released September 23, 2008
Genre Christmas music
Length 79:02
Label Universal Music Entertainment
Full series chronology
Now That's What I Call Country
(2008)Now That's What I Call Country2008
The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas
(2008)
Now That's What I Call Music! 29
(2008)Now That's What I Call Music! 292008
Christmas chronology
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3
(2006) Now That's What I Call Christmas! 32006
The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas
(2008) The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas2008
Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas
(2009) Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas2009

The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas is a holiday album from the Now That's What I Call Music! franchise in the United States, released on September 23, 2008. The album has sold 571,000 copies as of December 2012.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir3:31
2."Blue Christmas"Elvis Presley2:06
3."It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"Andy Williams2:30
4."Baby, It's Cold Outside"Dean Martin2:20
5."It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"Johnny Mathis2:13
6."The Little Drummer Boy"Harry Simeone Chorale3:18
7."A Holly Jolly Christmas"Burl Ives2:13
8."Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"Gene Autry3:12
9."Little Saint Nick"The Beach Boys2:00
10."The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"The Chipmunks2:20
11."Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"Jackson 52:22
12."Run Rudolph Run"Chuck Berry2:42
13."Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"Elmo & Patsy3:27
14."Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"Brenda Lee2:05
15."Feliz Navidad"José Feliciano3:02
16."This Christmas"Donny Hathaway4:05
17."Wonderful Christmastime"Paul McCartney3:44
18."Step into Christmas"Elton John4:27
19."Last Christmas"Wham!4:45
20."Jingle Bell Rock"Hall & Oates2:02
21."Do You Hear What I Hear"Carrie Underwood4:09
22."Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)"Amy Grant5:25
23."Mistletoe"Colbie Caillat3:49
24."This Christmas (Could Be the One)"Ledisi4:41
25."Silent Night"The Temptations2:21

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Steve Leggett of Allmusic says that this volume of the Now! series offers a generous selection at 25 tracks and "will put a little skip, hop and beat into your holiday spirit." [2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Billboard 200[3] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kelly Clarkson: One Million 'Stronger'". Idol Chatter. USA Today. January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Now That's What I Call Christmas!: The Essential - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  3. ^ Now That's What I Call Christmas!: The Essential - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-09-21