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The Beach Boys' Christmas Album is the seventh studio album by the Beach Boys, released in November 1964. It contains five original songs and seven standards on a Christmas theme.

SongsEdit

"Christmas Day" was the Beach Boys' first song to feature Al Jardine on lead vocals.

Track listingEdit

Side one

  1. "Little Saint Nick" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) - 1:59
  2. "The Man with All the Toys" (B. Wilson/Love) - 1:32
  3. "Santa's Beard" (B. Wilson/Love) - 1:59
  4. "Merry Christmas, Baby" (B. Wilson) - 2:22
  5. "Christmas Day" (B. Wilson) - 1:35
  6. "Frosty the Snowman" (Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins) - 1:54

Side two

  1. "We Three Kings of Orient Are" (John Henry Hopkins) - 4:03
  2. "Blue Christmas" (Billy Hayes/Jay W. Johnson) - 3:09
  3. "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie) - 2:20
  4. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 2:29
  5. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon/Walter Kent/Buck Ram) - 2:44
  6. "Auld Lang Syne" (traditional, arranged by B. Wilson) - 1:19

CreditsEdit

The Beach Boys

  • Al Jardine – lead, harmony and backing vocals; rhythm guitar; handclaps
  • Mike Love – lead, harmony and backing vocals; handclaps
  • Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass; keyboards; handclaps
  • Carl Wilson – harmony and backing vocals; lead guitar; handclaps
  • Dennis Wilson – harmony, backing and spoken word vocals; drums, handclaps

Session musicians and production staff

Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Barrett with arrangements by Dick Reynolds.

  • Robert Barene – violin
  • Arnold Belnick  – violin
  • Harry Bluestone  – violin
  • George "Red" Callender  – tuba
  • Frankie Capp  – drums
  • Gene Cipriano  – woodwind
  • Eugene DiNovi  – piano
  • David Duke  – french horn
  • Jesse Ehrlich  – cello
  • Virgil Evans  – trumpet
  • Jimmy Getzoff  – violin
  • Billy Green  – woodwind
  • Urbie Green  – trombone
  • Clifford Hils  – upright bass
  • Bones Howe  – percussion
  • Robert Jung  – woodwind
  • Armand Kaproff  – cello
  • Raymond Kelley  – cello
  • Bernard Kundell  – violin
  • William Kurasch  – violin
  • Henry Laubach  – trumpet
  • Alfred Lustgarten  – violin
  • Arthur Maebe  – french horn
  • Lew McCreary  – trombone
  • Oliver Mitchell  – trumpet
  • Richard Nash  – trombone
  • Richard Perissi  – french horn
  • Al Porcino  – trumpet
  • Dorothy Ramsen  – harp
  • Lou Raderman  – violin
  • Karl Rossner  – cello
  • Henry Roth  – violin
  • Joseph Saxon  – cello
  • Wilbur Schwartz  – woodwind
  • Frederick Seykora  – cello
  • Paul Shure  – violin
  • Marshall Sosson  – violin
  • Darrel Terwilliger  – violin
  • Al Viola  – electric guitar

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