What a Wonderful Christmas

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What a Wonderful Christmas
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Studio album by Anne Murray
Released October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)
Recorded 1981, 93, 2001
Genre Country, Holiday, Orchestral, Easy Listening
Label Straightway Records
Producer Anne Murray
Jim Ed Norman
Steve Sexton
Tommy West
Anne Murray chronology
What a Wonderful World
(1999)What a Wonderful World1999
What a Wonderful Christmas
(2001)
Country Croonin'
(2002)Country Croonin'2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

What a Wonderful Christmas is an album by Canadian artist Anne Murray. It was released by Straightway Records on October 9, 2001. The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, number 6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 83 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Joy to the World" Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts 2:09
2. "Coventry Carol/White Christmas" Traditional/Irving Berlin 3:43
3. "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis 3:12
4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:48
5. "Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 2:59
6. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner 3:10
7. "Coventry Carol/Christmas in Killarney" James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon, Traditional 2:45
8. "This Season Will Never Grow Old" Rita MacNeil 3:10
9. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 3:14
10. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade 4:26
11. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker 2:48
12. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" Meredith Willson 2:46
13. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" Robert MacGimsey 3:49
14. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:36
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie, Traditional 5:41
2. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman" Johnny Marks, Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins 3:39
3. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 3:01
4. "We Three Kings" John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 3:02
5. "Silver Bells" Ray Evans, Jay Livingston 2:44
6. "The Little Drummer Boy" Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 3:46
7. "The First Noël" Traditional 3:20
8. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" John Wesley Work, Jr., Traditional 2:50
9. "Christmas Wishes" Art Podell, Randy Sparks 2:32
10. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley 2:59
11. "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" Jester Hairston 3:56
12. "O Holy Night" Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight 3:08
13. "Coventry Carol/The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé, Robert Wells, Traditional 3:34
14. "Silent Night" Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr 4:23

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Zac. "What a Wonderful Christmas review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "What a Wonderful Christmas Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011.