What a Wonderful Christmas

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What a Wonderful Christmas
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Compilation 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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Joy to the World"Lowell Mason, Isaac Watts2:09
2."Coventry Carol/White Christmas"Traditional/Irving Berlin3:43
3."It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis3:12
4."Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne2:48
5."Winter Wonderland"Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith2:59
6."O Little Town of Bethlehem"Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner3:10
7."Coventry Carol/Christmas in Killarney"James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon, Traditional2:45
8."This Season Will Never Grow Old"Rita MacNeil3:10
9."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin3:14
10."O Come All Ye Faithful"Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade4:26
11."Do You Hear What I Hear?"Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker2:48
12."It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"Meredith Willson2:46
13."Sweet Little Jesus Boy"Robert MacGimsey3:49
14."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram3:36
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Jolly Old Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie, Traditional5:41
2."Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman"Johnny Marks, Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins3:39
3."Away in a Manger"Traditional3:01
4."We Three Kings"John Henry Hopkins, Jr.3:02
5."Silver Bells"Ray Evans, Jay Livingston2:44
6."The Little Drummer Boy"Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone3:46
7."The First Noël"Traditional3:20
8."Go Tell It on the Mountain"John Wesley Work, Jr., Traditional2:50
9."Christmas Wishes"Art Podell, Randy Sparks2:32
10."Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley2:59
11."Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord"Jester Hairston3:56
12."O Holy Night"Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight3:08
13."Coventry Carol/The Christmas Song"Mel Tormé, Robert Wells, Traditional3:34
14."Silent Night"Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr4:23

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.