The Season for Romance

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The Season for Romance
Studio album by Lee Ann Womack
Released October 29, 2002
Genre Christmas, country
Length 37:52
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Frank Liddell, Mike McCarthy, Matt Serletic, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Wright
Lee Ann Womack chronology
Something Worth Leaving Behind
The Season For Romance
Greatest Hits

The Season for Romance is the fifth studio album, and first Christmas album, from Lee Ann Womack. It was released two months after her fourth studio album, Something Worth Leaving Behind.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Season for Romance" (Phil Swann, Greg Barnhill) – 4:09
  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) – 3:45
  3. "Let It Snow/Winter Wonderland" (Dick Smith, Felix Bernard, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 4:23
  4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) – 4:29
  5. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr) – 2:30
  6. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 4:25
  7. "Forever Christmas Eve" (Swann, Barnhill) – 4:28
  8. "The Man with the Bag" (Dudley Brooks, Hal Stanley, Irving Taylor) – 2:31
  9. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:01
  10. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (Loesser) – 4:31


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic - 3/5 stars[1]

Editors at The Gazette gave the album three and a half stars and wrote, "Womack casts aside most of her country roots and offers up the kind of seasonal album recorded years ago by singers named Frank, Tony and Ella. Two songs, the quiet title track and Forever Christmas Eve, have their debut here. The rest are nice versions of old chestnuts that have been heard before many an open fire."[2] Michael MacLean of Maclean's gave the album a positive review and wrote, "Possibly the most tasteful release this year is Lee Ann Womack's The Season for Romance."[3] Melinda Newman of Billboard gave the album a positive review and praised the title track.[4]


Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 166
US Top Country Albums[5] 19


  1. ^ allmusic - review
  2. ^ The Gazette New Music: Newly released compact discs (December 12, 2002)
  3. ^ MacLean, Michael. "Santa's making tracks, both naughty and nice." Maclean's 115.50 (2002): 60. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 June 2011.
  4. ^ Newman, Melinda. "The Beat." Billboard 114.51 (2002): 9. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Lee Ann Womack - The Season for Romance (Billboard chart history)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved September 3, 2010.