Christmas Songs Album

Artist(s): Diana Krall feat. the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Cover Art

Diana Krall feat. the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Christmas Songs Cover Art

Tracklist

Jingle Bells

length: 3:26
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
trumpet: Clay Jenkins, Gilberto Castellanos, Rick Baptist, Sal Cracchiolo and William Barnhart
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
percussion: Joe Porcaro
trombone: Ira Nepus, George Bohanon and Ryan Porter
reeds: Rickey Woodard, Charles Owens, Keith Fiddmont and Adam Schroeder
tuba: Tommy Johnson
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
solo piano: Diana Krall
guitar: Anthony Wilson
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
French horn: Brad Warnaar, Joe Meyer, Rick Todd and David Allen Duke
lyricist: James Lord Pierpont
composer: James Lord Pierpont

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring,
Making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight, O

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay
Two-forty as his speed
Then hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You'll take the lead [scat]

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells,
Ah all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

I'm just crazy about horses

Let It Snow

length: 4:02
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
trumpet: Gilberto Castellanos, Clay Jenkins, William Barnhart, Sal Cracchiolo and Rick Baptist
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
French horn: David Allen Duke, Rick Todd, Brad Warnaar and Joe Meyer
trombone: Ira Nepus, George Bohanon and Ryan Porter
reeds: Adam Schroeder, Rickey Woodard, Charles Owens and Keith Fiddmont
tuba: Tommy Johnson
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
solo piano: Diana Krall
solo trombone: Ira Nepus
solo saxophone: Jeff Clayton
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
composer: Jule Styne
lyricist: Sammy Cahn
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I brought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally kiss good night,
How I'll hate going out in the storm,
But if you really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,
But as long as you love me so.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

The Christmas Song

length: 4:24
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Diana Krall and John Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
bass: John Clayton
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
composer: Mel Tormé
lyricist: Robert Wells
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times many ways
Merry Christmas to you

Winter Wonderland

length: 3:15
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
trumpet: Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, Gilberto Castellanos, Sal Cracchiolo and William Barnhart
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
French horn: Rick Todd, Brad Warnaar, David Allen Duke and Joe Meyer
trombone: Ira Nepus, Ryan Porter and George Bohanon
reeds: Charles Owens, Keith Fiddmont, Rickey Woodard and Adam Schroeder
tuba: Tommy Johnson
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
solo guitar: Anthony Wilson
solo tenor saxophone: Rickey Woodard
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
composer: Felix Bernard
lyricist: Richard B. Smith
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kid is knocking him down.

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Canadian way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Walking in a winter wonderland,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

length: 3:08
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
conductor: John Clayton
trumpet: Sal Cracchiolo, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, Gilberto Castellanos and William Barnhart
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
French horn: Rick Todd, David Allen Duke, Brad Warnaar and Joe Meyer
trombone: Ryan Porter, George Bohanon and Ira Nepus
reeds: Charles Owens, Adam Schroeder, Rickey Woodard and Keith Fiddmont
tuba: Tommy Johnson
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
solo flute: Jeff Clayton
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
writer: Buck Ram, Walter Kent, Kim Gannon
composer: Walter Kent
lyricist: Kim Gannon
I'll be home for Christmas;
You can play on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

And presents on the tree.
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

Christmas Time Is Here

length: 3:35
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Johnny Mandel
co-producer: Johnny Mandel
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
conductor: Johnny Mandel
guitar: Russell Malone
concertmaster: Assa Drori
bass: Ben Wolfe
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
composer: Lee Mendelson, Vince Guaraldi
lyricist: Lee Mendelson
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share
Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

length: 2:54
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
trumpet: Gilberto Castellanos, Clay Jenkins, Rick Baptist, Sal Cracchiolo and William Barnhart
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
trombone: George Bohanon, Ira Nepus and Ryan Porter
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Gerald Clayton and Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
reeds: Charles Owens, Adam Schroeder, Keith Fiddmont and Rickey Woodard
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
French horn: Rick Todd, Brad Warnaar, David Allen Duke and Joe Meyer
solo piano: Diana Krall
tuba: Tommy Johnson
composer: J. Fred Coots
lyricist: Haven Gillespie
I just came back from a lovely trip along the Milky Way
Stopped off at the North Pole to spend a holiday
I called on dear old Santa Claus
To see what I could see
He took me to his workshop
And told his plans to me, so

[Chorus]
You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He's making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He sees you when you're sleepin'
He knows when you're a wake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

With little tin horns and little toy drums
Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums
Santa Claus is comin' to town
And curly head dolls that toddle and coo
Elephants, boats, and kiddie cars too
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Then kids in Girl and Boy land will have a jubilee
They're gonna build a Toyland all around the Christmas tree
So! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

Now Santa is a busy man, He has no time to play
He's got millions of stockings to fill on Christmas day
You'd better write your letter now
And mail it right away
Because he's getting ready
His reindeer's and his sleigh. So

[Chorus]

With little tin horns and little toy drums
Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums
Santa Claus is comin' to town
And curly head dolls that toddle and coo
Elephants, boats, and kiddie cars too
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Then kids in Girl and Boy land will have a jubilee
They're gonna build a Toyland all around the Christmas tree
So! You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

length: 4:20
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
arranger: Johnny Mandel
co-producer: Johnny Mandel
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
conductor: Johnny Mandel
mixer: Al Schmitt
guitar: Russell Malone
bass: Ben Wolfe
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
concertmaster: Assa Drori
composer: Hugh Martin
lyricist: Ralph Blane
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay

From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

White Christmas

length: 4:32
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
mixer: Al Schmitt
guitar: Anthony Wilson
bass: John Clayton
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
vibraphone: Stefon Harris
lyricist: Irving Berlin
composer: Irving Berlin
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

length: 4:10
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
trumpet: Clay Jenkins, Gilberto Castellanos, Rick Baptist, Sal Cracchiolo and William Barnhart
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
Rhodes piano: Tamir Hendelman
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
French horn: Rick Todd, David Allen Duke, Brad Warnaar and Joe Meyer
trombone: Ira Nepus, George Bohanon and Ryan Porter
reeds: Charles Owens, Adam Schroeder, Keith Fiddmont and Rickey Woodard
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Diana Krall
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
tuba: Tommy Johnson
composer: Frank Loesser, Frank Loesser
lyricist: Frank Loesser, Frank Loesser
When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Oh, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's?
New Year's eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock 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 received

Oh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's?
New Year's Eve?

Oh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's?
New Year's Eve?

Sleigh Ride

length: 3:27
producer: Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: John Clayton
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Tamir Hendelman and Diana Krall
conductor: John Clayton
guitar: Anthony Wilson
percussion: Joe Porcaro
trumpet: Clay Jenkins, William Barnhart, Sal Cracchiolo, Gilberto Castellanos and Rick Baptist
orchestra: The Clayton‐Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
bass: Robert Hurst
trombone: Ryan Porter, George Bohanon and Ira Nepus
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
reeds: Charles Owens, Adam Schroeder, Rickey Woodard and Keith Fiddmont
woodwind: Jeff Clayton
French horn: Brad Warnaar, Joe Meyer, David Allen Duke and Rick Todd
tuba: Tommy Johnson
solo trombone: George Bohanon
composer: Leroy Anderson
lyricist: Mitchell Parish
Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing, ring-ting tingle-ing, too,
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling "Yoo hoo"
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap, let's go,
Let's look at the show.
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap, it's grand
Just holding your hand.
We're gliding along with a song of a wintery fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we,
We're snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be.
Let's take that road before us and sing a chorus or two
Come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

length: 3:41
producer: Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma
mixer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Johnny Mandel
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
vocal: Diana Krall
piano: Alan Broadbent and Diana Krall
conductor: Johnny Mandel
guitar: Anthony Wilson
keyboard: Randy Waldman
percussion: Emil Richards
concertmaster: Assa Drori
bass: Robert Hurst
drums (drum set): Jeff Hamilton
solo piano: Diana Krall
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessing instead of sheep
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings

When my bankroll is gettin' small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings

I think about a nursery
And I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them
As they slumber in their beds

If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings.

So if you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings.