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Album · 1998

Filed under Pop/Art Song/Folk
By CHICAGO

Tracklist

1. Little Drummer Boy (4:04)
2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (3:23)
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4:03)
4. The Christmas Song (3:39)
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (4:46)
6. Child's Prayer (3:24)
7. Feliz Navidad (4:18)
8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (3:56)
9. Christmas Time Is Here (3:48)
10. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (3:29)
11. What Child Is This (4:41)
12. White Christmas (2:29)
13. Silent Night (3:18)
14. One Little Candle (1:26)

Total Time: 50:50

2003 version track list:
1. Winter Wonderland (LP Version) 4:19 2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (LP Version) 3:28
3. Jolly Old St. Nicholas (LP Version) 3:35
4. Little Drummer Boy (LP Version) 4:05
5. This Christmas (LP Version) 4:03
6. Fleiz Navidad (LP Version) 4:15
7. Bethlehem (LP Version) 4:07
8. The Christmas Song (LP Version) 3:36
9. O Come All Ye Faithful (LP Version) 4:45
10. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer (LP Version) 3:44
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (LP Version) 4:01
12. Sleigh Ride (LP Version) 3:55
13. Silent Night (LP Version) 3:18
14. What Child Is This (LP Version) 4:38
15. Christmas Time Is Here (LP Version) 3:46
16. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (LP Version) 3:23
17. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (LP Version) 3:56
18. Child's Prayer (LP Version) 3:23
19. One Little Candle (LP Version) 1:24
20. White Christmas (LP Version)

Line-up/Musicians

Accordion – Roy Bittan (tracks: 1, 6, 7)
Acoustic Guitar – Tim Pierce (tracks: 5, 14)
Alto Saxophone – Walt Parazaider (tracks: 7, 11, 13)
Backing Vocals – Bill Champlin (tracks: 2 To 7, 10 To 13), Carmen Twillie (tracks: 3, 7, 12), Jason Scheff (tracks: 2 To 7, 10 To 13), Lee Loughnane (tracks: 6)
Bass – Jason Scheff (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 10)
Bass [Fretless] – Jason Scheff (tracks: 3, 11)
Choir – Alex Brown (tracks: 1), Alvin Chea (tracks: 1), Bobbie Page (tracks: 1), Carmen Twillie (tracks: 1), Edie Lehmann-Boddicker (tracks: 1), Gary Falcone (tracks: 1), Gia Ciambotti (tracks: 1), H. K. Dorsey (tracks: 1), Maxine Waters-Willard (tracks: 1), Mona Lisa Young (tracks: 1), Oren Waters (tracks: 1), Tamara Champlin (tracks: 1)
Conductor [Children's Choir] – Ryan Kelly (tracks: 6)
Directed By [Choir] – Carmen Twilli (tracks: 1)
Drums – Tris Imboden (tracks: 1 To 4, 6 To 12)
Electric Bass – Jason Scheff (tracks: 8)
Electric Piano – Bill Champlin (tracks: 8, 11), Robert Lamm (tracks: 2, 7, 9)
Electric Upright Bass – Jason Scheff (tracks: 1, 6, 7, 9, 12)
Flugelhorn – Lee Loughnane (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 11, 13)
Flute – Walt Parazaider (tracks: 2, 7, 11, 13)
Flute [C], Flute [Alto] – Walt Parazaider (tracks: 5)
Guitar – Bill Champlin (tracks: 8), Keith Howland (tracks: 2 To 4, 7, 9 To 12), Tim Pierce (tracks: 13)
Keyboards – Bill Champlin (tracks: 1), James Pankow (tracks: 1), Jason Scheff (tracks: 5), John Durrill (tracks: 6), Keith Howland (tracks: 3), Roy Bittan (tracks: 13)
Lead Vocals – Bill Champlin (tracks: 1, 3, 11), Jason Scheff (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 13), Lee Loughnane (tracks: 10), Robert Lamm (tracks: 4, 7, 9, 12)
Lead Vocals [Children's Choir] – Alex Bittan (tracks: 6, 14), Amity Addrisi (tracks: 6, 14), Brittany Scott (tracks: 6, 14), Clark Gable (tracks: 6, 14), Dylan Loughnane (tracks: 6, 14), Jade Thacker (tracks: 6, 14), Kate Lamm (tracks: 6, 14), Kayley Gable (tracks: 6, 14), Michael Amezcua (tracks: 6, 14), River Loughnane (tracks: 6, 14), Ryan Bittan (tracks: 6, 14), Sarah Pankow (tracks: 6, 14), Sean Lamm (tracks: 6, 14)
Organ – Bill Champlin (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 8 To 12), Roy Bittan (tracks: 1, 3, 6)
Percussion – Luis Conte (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12)
Piano – Robert Lamm (tracks: 4, 10, 11), Roy Bittan (tracks: 14)
Synthesizer [Bass] – Bill Champlin (tracks: 8)
Synthesizer [Bells] – Roy Bittan (tracks: 6)
Synthesizer [Vibraphone] – Bill Champlin (tracks: 7)
Tenor Saxophone – Walt Parazaider (tracks: 1 To 4, 6 To 13)
Trombone – James Pankow (tracks: 1 To 4, 6 To 13)
Trumpet – Lee Loughnane (tracks: 1 To 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13)
Trumpet [Muted] – Lee Loughnane (tracks: 11)
Trumpet [Piccolo] – Lee Loughnane (tracks: 6)
Vocals – Bill Champlin (tracks: 8)

About this release

Chicago Records ‎– CRD 3035 (US)

Re-released as "What's It Gonna Be Santa?" with additional material in 2003

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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