The Secret of Christmas (album)

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The Secret of Christmas
The Secret of Christmas.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2007
Recorded2006
GenreHoliday / Christmas
LabelRetroactive Entertainment
ProducerToni Tennille and Daryl Dragon
The Captain & Tennille chronology
More Than Dancing
(1982)
The Secret of Christmas
(2007)
ICON
(2013)

The Secret of Christmas is a Christmas album by the pop duo The Captain & Tennille. It is also the last studio album released by the duo before their divorce in 2014. The Secret of Christmas is a collection of Holiday and Christmas songs predominantly recorded in 2006 and released in 2007 by the independent label, Retroactive Entertainment. "Here Comes Santa Claus", however, was an instrumental track Daryl Dragon recorded in the 1980s.

According to the liner notes, two tracks chosen were originally sung by Judy Garland ("Merry Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"). The album also includes The Beach Boys "Little Saint Nick", which includes the original tracks from their 1976 Captain and Tennille Christmas Special. Daryl Dragon is featured on three instrumental tracks.

The album was produced by Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon and was originally released only on compact disc. Within the liner notes, there is a photo of their bulldogs, similar to the cover of The Captain & Tennille’s first album, Love Will Keep Us Together.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Merry Christmas"
  2. "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"
  3. "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"
  4. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
  5. "Little Saint Nick" (Mike Love, Brian Wilson)
  6. "Here Comes Santa Claus"
  7. "Tahoe Snow" (T. Tennille)
  8. "Christmas in California" (Toni Tennille)
  9. "Boogie Baby Christmas" (Toni Tennille)
  10. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
  11. "The Christmas Star" (Toni Tennille)
  12. "Silent Night"
  13. "'Daryl' of the Bells"
  14. "The Secret of Christmas" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)