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Today Is Christmas
LeAnn Rimes - Today is Christmas
Released October 16, 2015
Recorded 2013-2015
Length 40:28 (Standard)
49:15 (Target Exclusive)
Label Kobalt Label Services
Producer Darrell Brown
LeAnn Rimes
Niko Bolas
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Today Is Christmas is the the second holiday studio album by American country pop singer LeAnn Rimes. It was released on October 16, 2015 by Kobalt Label Services,[1] the album is Rimes' twelfth studio album release. Two tracks were released as promotional singles from the album, the title track, "Today Is Christmas" and "Celebrate Me Home" featuring Gavin DeGraw.[2] It features holiday classics and two original songs co-written by Rimes.[3] The album has sold 35,700 copies in the United States as of January 2016.[4] Three bonus tracks were released on the album exclusively at Target Stores.


Track listingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Today Is Christmas" (Holiday Theme for NBC's Today)Darrell Brown, Rimes 3:22
2. "We Need a Little Christmas"  Jerry Herman 3:00
3. "That Spirit of Christmas" (duet with Aloe Blacc)Parnell Davison, Mable John, Joel Webster 4:55
4. "I Still Believe in Santa Claus"  Brown, Rimes 3:07
5. "Holly Jolly Christmas/Frosty the Snowman"  Johnny Marks, Walter E. Rollins, Steve Nelson 2:12
6. "Celebrate Me Home" (duet with Gavin DeGraw)Bob James, Kenny Loggins 4:14
7. "Must Be Santa"  Bill Fredericks, Hal Moore 2:47
8. "Christmas Time Is Here"  Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson 1:55
9. "The Heartache Can Wait"  Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth 3:50
10. "Little Drummer Boy"  Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 4:25
11. "Joy (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Angels We Have Heard on High/Hark the Herald Angels Sing)"  Darrell Brown, Rimes 4:46
12. "Auld Lang Syne"  Robert Burns 1:55
Total length:
40:28
Target exclusive bonus tracks[5]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
13. "Ring Them Bells"  Bob Dylan 3:06
14. "Pretty Paper"  Willie Nelson 2:27
15. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"  John Lennon, Yoko Ono 3:14
Total length:
49:15

PersonnelEdit

  • Tariqha Akuni- acoustic guitar
  • Rob Arthur- Hammond B-3 organ, upright piano
  • Dave Audé- keyboards
  • Ryan Bast- background vocals
  • Aloe Blacc- vocals on "That Spirit of Christmas"
  • Darrell Brown- keyboards, background vocals, producer, songwriter
  • Vinnie Colaiuta- drums
  • Jim Cox- upright piano
  • Summer Davis- background vocals
  • Tim Davis- background vocals
  • Gavin DeGraw- vocals on "Celebrate Me Home"
  • Ron Dzuibla- tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Bob Gloub- bass guitar
  • James Godson- drums
  • Booker T. Jones- Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
  • Suzie Katayama- string arrangements
  • Nick Lane- trombone
  • Deborah Lippmann- background vocals
  • Ray Parker Jr.- electric guitar
  • Steve Richards- cello
  • LeAnn Rimes- lead vocals, background vocals, producer, songwriter
  • Lee Thornburg- flugelhorn, trombone, trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Willie Weeks- bass guitar

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 88
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 9
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard) 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 2

ReferenceEdit

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LeAnn Rimes albums

Main article: LeAnn Rimes discography

Independent albums

Studio albums

Compilations

Extended Plays

Live albums

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