White Christmas (Martina McBride album)

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White Christmas
MartinaWhiteChristmas.jpg
Cover of the 1999 re-release.
Studio album by Martina McBride
Released September 29, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Christmas, country
Length 41:06
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Rob Christie
Martina McBride
Patrick Williams
Paul Worley
Martina McBride chronology
Evolution
(1997)
White Christmas
(1998)
Emotion
(1999)
Alternative covers
Cover of the 2007 re-release.
Cover of the 2013 re-release.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]

White Christmas is the fifth album and an album of covers of famous Christmas songs by country singer Martina McBride released by RCA Nashville in 1998. The album was reissued in 1999 with new artwork and two new tracks. It was re-released for the second time in October 2007 with newer artwork and four new tracks added. In 2013, it was reisused for a third time as The Classic Christmas Album. The re-release added her Elvis Presley duet, "Blue Christmas", which was originally released on his posthumous album Christmas Duets, while removing the track "Jingle Bells" and revising the track listing.

In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on November 9, 1999 and Platinum on November 10, 2003 by the RIAA. The album has sold 1,809,200 copies in the U.S. as of December 2016.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Original 1998 release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 4:05
2. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 1:44
3. "The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 3:38
4. "O Holy Night" Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight 3:43
5. "Silver Bells" Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 2:40
6. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 3:27
7. "White Christmas" Irving Berlin 3:18
8. "What Child Is This?" Traditional 3:45
9. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent 3:10
10. "Silent Night" Franz Xaver Gruber, Josef Mohr 3:22

1999 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Gloria Shayne Baker, Noël Regney 3:55
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Martin, Blane 4:05
3. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Styne, Cahn 1:44
4. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Frederick Oakeley, John Francis Wade 3:58
5. "The Christmas Song" Tormé, Wells 3:38
6. "O Holy Night" Adam, Dwight 3:43
7. "Silver Bells" Livingston, Evans 2:40
8. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 3:27
9. "White Christmas" Berlin 3:18
10. "What Child Is This?" Traditional 3:45
11. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Ram, Gannon, Kent 3:10
12. "Silent Night" Gruber, Mohr 3:22

2007 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Styne, Cahn 1:44
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Martin, Blane 4:05
3. "Silver Bells" Livingston, Evans 2:40
4. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley 2:29
5. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Baker, Regney 3:55
6. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Ram, Gannon, Kent 3:10
7. "Winter Wonderland" Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 3:26
8. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Oakeley, Wade 3:58
9. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 3:27
10. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Dean Martin) Frank Loesser 2:55
11. "Jingle Bells" James Pierpont 2:13
12. "White Christmas" Berlin 3:18
13. "Silent Night" Gruber, Mohr 3:22
14. "The Christmas Song" Tormé, Wells 3:38
15. "What Child Is This?" Traditional 3:45
16. "O Holy Night" Adam, Dwight 3:43

The Classic Christmas Album (2013 re-release)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Styne, Cahn 1:44
2. "Silver Bells" Livingston, Evans 2:40
3. "The Christmas Song" Tormé, Wells 3:38
4. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Baker, Regney 3:55
5. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" Mendelssohn, Wesley 2:29
6. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 3:27
7. "Winter Wonderland" Bernard, Smith 3:26
8. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Martin, Blane 4:05
9. "Blue Christmas" (with Elvis Presley) Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 2:13
10. "O Come All Ye Faithful" Oakeley, Wade 3:58
11. "Silent Night" Gruber, Mohr 3:22
12. "White Christmas" Berlin 3:18
13. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Dean Martin) Loesser 2:55
14. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Ram, Gannon, Kent 3:10
15. "What Child Is This?" Traditional 3:45
16. "O Holy Night" Adam, Dwight 3:43

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States September 29, 1998 RCA Nashville CD (10 tracks)
September 14, 1999 CD (12 tracks)
October 2, 2007 CD, digital download (16 tracks)
October 6, 2009 Legacy Recordings CD+DVD
October 8, 2013 CD, digital download (16 tracks)

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