The Gift of Christmas (En Vogue album)

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The Gift of Christmas
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Studio album by En Vogue
Released October 8, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop, R&B, Christmas, holiday
Length 41:24
Label Discretion Ent.
Producer Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy
En Vogue chronology
Masterpiece Theatre
(2000)
The Gift of Christmas
(2002)
Soul Flower
(2004)

The Gift of Christmas is a Christmas album by American female group En Vogue, released on October 8, 2002 by Discretion Enterprises. It is the group first holiday album, featuring brand new Christmas tunes as well as covers of classic holiday songs. The album was produced and arranged by long time collaborators Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster, co-produced by Timothy Eaton. The Gift of Christmas features vocals by new group member Amanda Cole.

Content[edit]

The album includes two bonus versions, a rock and an instrumental version, of the song "Jingle Bells". There is also a bonus version of What Child Is This?, prayer version and vocal version.[1] The song "This Christmas" is an original En Vogue song, not to be confused and entirely unrelated with the holiday standard "This Christmas" by Donnie Hathaway.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Oh Christmas Tree Greeting"
  • Traditional
0:46
2. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
2:22
3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
3:07
4. "Jingle Bells" (Euro Mix)
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
2:52
5. "Snowy Nights"
  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy
  • En Vogue
  • Tony Woods
  • Foster & McElroy
3:16
6. "My Christmas"
  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy
  • En Vogue
  • Foster & McElroy
3:37
7. "Merry Christmas Baby"
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
4:14
8. "This Christmas"
  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy
  • En Vogue
  • Foster & McElroy
3:37
9. "That's What Christmas Means to Me"
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
2:32
10. "With My Honey"
  • Denzil Foster
  • Thomas McElroy
  • En Vogue
  • Foster & McElroy
3:46
11. "Oh Holy Night"
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
3:12
12. "What Child Is This?" (Prayer)
  • Traditional
  • Foster & McElroy
1:37
13. "What Child Is This?" (Vocal)
  • Foster & McElroy
2:14
14. "Jingle Bells" (Rock Version)
  • Foster & McElroy
3:00
15. "Jingle Bells" (Instrumental Version)
  • Foster & McElroy
2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Cindy Herron Briggs - lead and backing vocals
  • Terry Ellis - lead and backing vocals
  • Amanda Cole - lead and backing vocals
  • Big Baby - string arrangements
  • Jamie Brewer - bass
  • Tracy Arrington - bass
  • Mark Wellington - drums
  • Howard Mostrum - engineer
  • Tony Woods – composer, drum programming, keyboard programming
  • Jillian Baskerville – choir, chorus
  • Geraldine P. Andrews – choir, chorus
  • Timothy Eaton – arranger, choir conductor, executive producer, producer
  • Ben Arrindell - remix, engineer, mixing
  • Steve Counter – engineer, mixer
  • Denzil Foster – composer, drum programming, keyboard programming, producer
  • Thomas McElroy – composer, drum programming, keyboard programming, producer
  • Denzil Foster - producer
  • Thomas McElroy - producer
  • Timothy Eaton - producer

References[edit]

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