Ultimate Christmas Collection

Ultimate Christmas Collection

by Chicago

One of Chicago's specialties in the third act of their career is Christmas music. Since 1998's Chicago 25: The Christmas Album, seasonal albums have been common for Chicago, and 2012's Ultimate Christmas Collection rounds up two discs of highlights from these records, including duets with Dolly Parton…  See more details below


One of Chicago's specialties in the third act of their career is Christmas music. Since 1998's Chicago 25: The Christmas Album, seasonal albums have been common for Chicago, and 2012's Ultimate Christmas Collection rounds up two discs of highlights from these records, including duets with Dolly Parton ("Wonderful Christmas Time"), America ("I Saw Three Ships"), BeBe Winans ("Merry Christmas Darling"), and Steve Cropper ("Rockin' and Rollin' on Christmas Day"). There are no rarities for the hardcore, but Chicago fans who never got around to purchasing any of the holiday albums will find this a swinging seasonal soundtrack to their holiday parties.

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Disc 1

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  3. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  4. Little Drummer Boy
  5. This Christmas
  6. Feliz Navidad
  7. Bethlehem
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. O Come All Ye Faithful
  10. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  12. Sleigh Ride
  13. Silent Night
  14. What Child is This?
  15. Christmas Time is Here
  16. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  17. Santa Claus is Coming To Town
  18. Child's Prayer
  19. One Little Candle
  20. White Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Wonderful Christmas Time
  2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  3. I Saw Three Ships
  4. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
  5. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  6. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  7. I'll Be Home For Christmas
  8. On the Last Night of the Year
  9. Merry Christmas Darling  - BeBe Winans
  10. Rockin' and Rollin' On Christmas Day  - Steve Cropper
  11. My Favorite Things
  12. O Christmas Tree
  13. Jingle Bells
  14. Here Comes Santa Claus/Joy To the World

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicago   Primary Artist
Dolly Parton   Vocals
America   Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Bill Champlin   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass,Synthesizer Vibes,Group Member
Robert Lamm   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Vibes,Group Member
Gerry Beckley   Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals
Roy Bittan   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bells
Alex Brown   Choir, Chorus
Dewey Bunnell   Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals
Tamara Champlin   Choir, Chorus
Alvin Chea   Choir, Chorus
Gia Ciambotti   Choir, Chorus
Luis Conte   Percussion
Gary Falcone   Choir, Chorus
Keith Howland   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Tris Imboden   Drums,Group Member
Larry Klimas   Baritone Saxophone
Hank Linderman   cuatro
Lee Loughnane   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Piccolo,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
James Pankow   Trombone,Group Member
Walter Parazaider   Flute,Saxophone
Lou Pardini   Keyboards,Vocals
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar
Jason Scheff   Bass,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar,Electric Upright Bass,Group Member
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals,Choir Director
Maxine Willard Waters   Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters   Choir, Chorus
Monalisa Young   Choir, Chorus
Clark Gable   Vocals,Children's Chorus
BeBe Winans   Vocals
Ryan Kelly   Conductor
Michael Amezcua   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Amity Addrisi   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Alex Bittan   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Jade Thacker   Vocals,Children's Chorus
H.K. Dorsey   Choir, Chorus
Kayley Gable   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Kate Lamm   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Sean Lamm   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Dylan Loughnane   Vocals,Children's Chorus
River Loughnane   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Sarah Pankow   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Brittany Scott   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Ryan Bittan   Vocals,Children's Chorus
Drew Hester   Percussion
Edie Lehmann-Boddicker   Choir, Chorus
Bobbie Page   Choir, Chorus
Walt Parazaider   Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Lydia Young   Children's Chorus
Lilli Pankow   Children's Chorus
Jillian Degrie   Children's Chorus
Jason Scheff   Children's Chorus
Hope Howland   Children's Chorus
Grace Howland   Children's Chorus
Connor Scheff   Children's Chorus
Carter Pankow   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
José Feliciano   Composer
Chicago   Arranger,Reissue Producer
Donny Hathaway   Arranger,Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bill Champlin   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Remix Vocals Arranger
Robert Lamm   Arranger,Brass Arrangment
Buck Ram   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Gerry Beckley   Vocal Arrangements
Felix Bernard   Composer
Roy Bittan   Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Dewey Bunnell   Vocal Arrangements
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Tamara Champlin   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Johnny Durrill   Arranger,Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Keith Howland   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Tris Imboden   Arranger
Nick Lane   Brass Arrangment
Lee Loughnane   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
David McLees   Reissue Producer
David Millman   Liner Notes
Lance Morrison   Arranger
Henry Onorati   Composer
James Pankow   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Flute Arrangement
Lou Pardini   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Gary Peterson   Annotation
Phil Ramone   Producer
Jason Scheff   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Jule Styne   Composer
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Robert Wells   Composer
Bobby Woods   Art Direction
Dick Smith   Composer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Nadine McKinnor   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Adam Deane   Engineer
George Mysels   Composer
Peter Schivarelli   Management,Representation
Jimmy Pankow   Arranger
Gannon   Composer
Matt Coles   Engineer
Pooler   Composer
Degiorgio   Composer
Durrill   Composer
Joseph Maloy Roach   Composer
Jeanne Pankow   Composer

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