Christmas Memories Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

Cover Art

Barbra Streisand Christmas Memories Cover Art

Tracklist

I'll Be Home for Christmas

length: 4:13
writer: Buck Ram, Walter Kent, Kim Gannon
composer: Walter Kent
lyricist: Kim Gannon

I'm dreaming tonight
Of a place I love
Even than more than I usually do
And although I know

It's long road back
I promise you
I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me

Please have snow
And mistletoe
And presents round the tree
Christmas eve is gonna find me

Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
I'll be home for Christmas

You can count on me
Please have some snow
And lots of mistletoe
And presents round that tree

Christmas eve is gonna find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
If only in my dreams....

A Christmas Love Song

length: 3:57
composer: Johnny Mandel
lyricist: Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman
All I want for Christmas is you
Your the gift that's made my dreams all come true
All I need for Christmas is here
Finding every sweet surprise wrapped up in your eyes
Waiting there for me underneath the tree
We'll the spend the day exchanging kisses
Smile and say What a Christmas this is
Long before the snowflakes appear
Without bells or mistletoe or the tinsel silver glow
You just look at me and Oh!
Christmas is here!

We will smile and say What a Christmas
This is
Long before the snowflakes appear
Without bells or mistletoe
Or the tinsel silver glow
You just have to look at me and Oh!
Christmas is here

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

length: 3:54
composer: Frank Loesser
lyricist: Frank Loesser
Maybe it's much too early in the game
Ah but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?
I wonder who's arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly 12:00 that night
Welcoming in the New Year,
New Year's Eve
Maybe I'm crazy to suppose I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations You'll recieve
Ah but it case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve
Maybe I'm crazy to suppose you'd choose me
Oh! But incase I stand one little chance
Here comes that jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year
New Year's Eve!
Oh, let's get together New Year's
New Year's Eve

I Remember

length: 4:58
I awake on a chilly Christmas morning
Watching choirs singing carols on TV
I gaze out through my window at a dozen other windows
Then I plug in my artificial tree
And like a dream I begin to remember every Christmas I used to know
A thousand miles away, a million years ago
I remember sky.
It was blue as ink
Or at least I think
I remember sky
I remember snow, soft as feathers, sharp as thumbtacks
Coming down like lint
And it made you squint when the wind would blow
And ice like vinyl on the streets
Cold as silver, white as sheets
Rain like strings and changing things
Like leaves
I remember leaves
Green as spearmint
Crisp as paper
I remember trees
Bare as coat racks, spread like broken umbrellas
And parks and bridges, ponds and zoos
Ruddy faces, muddy shoes
Light and noise and bees and boys
And daaaaays, oh!
I remember days or at least I try
But as years go by, they're a sort of haze
And the bluest ink isn't really sky.
And at times I think I would gladly die
For a day of sky!

Snowbound

writer: Russell Faith, Clarence Keltner
Here we are
Helplessly snowbound
Too alone lost in the storm
And though the wind cries all around us
Still our love keeps us warm
Unafraid, Unafraid snowbound forever
Here with love locked in our arms
And if the world never should find us
In our hearts we won't care
For so deep is our love
And if the world never should find us
In our hearts we don't care
For so deep is our love

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe

length: 3:10
It must have been the mistletoe
The lazy fire, the falling snow
The magic in the frosty air
That feeling everywhere

It must have been the pretty lights
That glistened in the silent night
It may be just the stars so bright
That shined above you

Our first Christmas
More than we'd be dreaming of
Oh, Saint Nicholas had his fingers crossed
That we would fall in love

It could have been the holiday
The midnight ride upon a sleigh
The countryside all dressed in white
That crazy snowball fight

It could have been the steeple bell
That wrapped us up within its spell
It only took one kiss to know
It must have been the mistletoe

Our first Christmas
More than we'd be dreaming of
Oh, Saint Nicholas must have known that kiss
Would lead to all of this

It must have been the mistletoe
The lazy fire, the falling snow
The magic in the frosty air
That made me love you

On Christmas Eve our wish came true
That now I've fell in love with you
It only took one kiss to know
It must have been the mistletoe
It must have been the mistletoe
It must have been the mistletoe
One kiss to know, I love you so

Christmas Lullaby

length: 3:30
This is a Christmas Lullaby
To steal softly into dreaming
A simple Christmas lullaby
I sing to you each passing year
The world is wrapped in joy and wonder in silent mystery
And in this spell that we are under
Blessing surround our hearts completely
This is a Christmas Lullaby
For someone lovely as snow falling
I sing your Christmas Lullaby
To cradle you with all our love
Let peace on earth be yours tonight
Under the star that shines so bright
The world is wrapped in joy and wonder
In Silent mystery
And in this spell that we are under
Blessing surround our hearts completely
Now close your eyes and as you sigh
Make up a Christmas wish to dream on
And like the moon that shines on high
Send out your wish to that star in the sky
Blessed by this Christmas lullaby.........!

Christmas Mem'ries

length: 4:46
lyricist: Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman
composer: Don Costa
Singing carols
Stringing popcorn
Making footprint in the snow
Mem'ries

Christmas Mem'ries
They're the sweetest ones I know
Cookies baking
In the kitchen

Cards and ribbons
Everywhere
Frosty Christmas Mem'ries
Float like snowflakes in the air

And oh the joy of waking X-mas morning
The fam'ly round the tree
We had a way of making X-mas morning
As merry as can be

I close my eyes and see
Shiny faces
Of all the children
Who now have children of their own

Funny
But come December'
I remember every X-mas I've known
We had a way of making X-mas morning

As merry as can be
I close my eyes and see
Those shiny faces
Of all the children who now have children

Of their own
It's funny
But come December
When I remember

Every X-mas I've ever known
Singing carols
Stringing popcorn
Shiny faces of all the children

Precious mem'ries
Of every Christmas
I've known...

Grown-Up Christmas List

length: 3:30
composer: David Foster
lyricist: Linda Thompson
Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I'm all grown up now
Can you still help somehow
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream
So here's my lifelong wish
My grown-up X-mas list
Not for myself but for a world in need
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up Christmas list
What is this illusion called
The innocence of youth
Maybe only in that blind belief
Can we ever find the truth
There'd be no more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And every man would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grow-up X-mas list
This is my only life-long wish
This is my grown-up X-mas list....

Ave Maria

length: 4:43
composer: Franz Schubert
lyricist: [anonymous]
Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructos ventri tui Jesus
Santa Maria
Santa Maria

Maria
Ora pro nobis
Nobis pecatoribus
Nunc et in ora,
In ora mortis nostrae
(Santa Maria, Santa Maria)

Maria
Ora pro nobis
Nobis pecatoribus
Nunc et in ora,
In ora mortis nostrae
Amen
Amen

Closer

length: 3:59
As close as the sea is to the seashore
Tide still rises twice a day
That's just the ocean's way of getting
Closer, closer.

As close as today is to tomorrow
At midnight they can finally touch
'Cause every minute brings them that much closer
Closer

So on this silent night
I call your name
And suddenly all time and space disappears
I see your face in firelight

I hold you close in memory
And even though you're gone
I know you're here
As close as the glow is to the ember

You've always been a part of me
Now living in my heart you're even closer
Closer.
I see your face in firelight

I hold you close in memory
And even though I know you're gone
I know you're here....
As sure as there's snowfall in December

Your love lives in everything
Summer Winter Fall or Spring
Every thought of you will bring us closer
The distance may be large or small

Someday I pray that we may all be
Closer...
Closer.

One God

length: 3:40
Millions of stars placed in the sky's
By One God
Millions of us lift up our eyes
To One God
So many children calling to him

By many a different name
One father
Loving each the same
Many the ways all of us pray
To one god
Many the path
Winding their way
To One God
Brothers and sisters there are no strangers
After his work is done
For your God and my God
Are one
So many children calling out loud

By many a different name
One father
Loving each the same
Many the ways all of us pray
To one God
Many the paths winding their way
To One God
Brothers and sisters there were no strangers
After the world was done
Our God, yes your God, and My God
Are one!