Wishes: A Holiday Album

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Wishes: A Holiday Album
Kenny G Wishes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2002
GenreSmooth jazz, Christmas
ProducerKenny G
Dave Foxx
L.A. Reid
Louie Simon
Kenny G chronology
Wishes: A Holiday Album
Ultimate Kenny G
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyD[2]

Wishes: A Holiday Album is the third Christmas album and twelfth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 2002, and peaked at number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz chart, number 2 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 29 on the Billboard 200, number 34 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 64 on the Internet Albums chart.[3] It was the second best-selling Christmas album in the US for 2002 with sales of 501,000 copies for the year.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Deck the Halls / The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional) - 3:01
  2. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful" (Felix Mendelssohn/Charles Wesley/John Francis Wade/Frederic Oakeley) - 4:37
  3. "Joy to the World" (Lowell Mason/Isaac Watts) - 2:29
  4. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional) - 4:34
  5. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Frosty the Snowman" (Johnny Marks/Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins) - 5:21
  6. "Wishes" (Walter Afanasieff/Kenny G) - 3:59
  7. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Noel Regney/Gloria Shayne) - 3:08
  8. "Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)" (Adolphe Adam) - 4:27
  9. "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 2:07
  10. "Auld Lang Syne (Freedom Mix)" (Robert Burns/Traditional) - 4:53


Information taken from this source.[5]

Year Title Chart Positions
2002 "Deck the Halls/The Twelve Days of Christmas" 26
2003 "Auld Lang Syne (Freedom Mix)" 98


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Charts & Awards at Allmusic
  4. ^ Paul Grein (October 29, 2013). "Chart Watch Extra: What Will Be This Year's Top Christmas Album?". Chart Watch. Yahoo.
  5. ^ Billboard Singles at Allmusic