The Night Before Christmas (album)

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The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas by David HAsselhoff.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 November 2004
Recorded2004
GenreChristmas music, pop
Length42:20
LabelEdel Records, Shock Records
David Hasselhoff chronology
Sings America
(2004)
The Night Before Christmas
(2004)
Das Allerbeste
(2008)

The Night Before Christmas is a Christmas album by American actor David Hasselhoff. It was released in November 2004.

Reception[edit]

The album received generally negative reviews.

Idolator said: "Who wouldn’t want to be serenaded by The Hoff at Christmas? No? David dusts off all the classics like "Deck The Halls" and "Silent Night," and crosses cultural borders by assaulting eardrums in languages other than English, via German and Spanish contributions to the Yuletide soundtrack from Hell." [1]

In 2013, New York Post ranked the album as number 1 worst celebrity Christmas album, saying the album spread "Christmas fear instead of cheer".[2]

In 2015 CBC Music listed the album as one of the 15 worst Christmas albums of all time. [3]

In 2015, Clint Davis from NBC listed the album as one of the 8 most bizarre Christmas albums. [4]

In 2016, Matthew Dunn from news.com.au said "nothing says scraping the bottom of the barrel quite like David Hasselhoff’s The Night Before Christmas" in an explanation of why he dislikes Christmas.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" – 6:40
  2. "White Christmas" – 3:05
  3. "Joy to the World" – 2:12
  4. "Deck the Halls" – 1:43
  5. "Silent Night" – 3:20
  6. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" – 2:29
  7. "Hark the Herald Angels" – 2:15
  8. "The Christmas Song" – 3:04
  9. "O Holy Night" – 2:13
  10. "Jingle Bells" – 2:12
  11. "Feliz Navidad" – 3:17
  12. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" – 2:28
  13. "Please Come Home For Christmas" (with Gwen) – 4:05
  14. "Stille Nacht" – 3:18

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Europe 8 November 2004[6] Edel Records 0158742ERE
Australia 9 December 2005 [7][8] Shock Records THEHOFFCD1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campy Christmas Albums: David Hasselhoff, 'The Night Before Christmas'". Idolator. 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "The 5 worst celebrity Christmas albums". New York Post. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ "From David Hasselhoff to Jessica Simpson to Afroman: the 15 worst Christmas albums of all time". CBC Music. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  4. ^ "8 bizarre Christmas albums you've probably never heard". NBC26. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Christmas is a horrible time of the year and here are the reasons why". news.com.au. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Night-Before-Christmas (Standard Edition) by David Hasselhoff". Amazon De. Amazon. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ "David Hasselhoff- The Night Before Christmas. CD Review". Button Hole. 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  8. ^ "The Night Before Christmas". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 12 June 2017.