A Merry Little Christmas (Linda Ronstadt album)

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A Merry Little Christmas
A Merry Little Christmas Linda Ronstadt.jpg
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released October 17, 2000
Recorded 2000 Jim Brady Studios in Tucson (Tracks 1-5, 7-8), Recital Halls at the University of Arizona (6-7, 10-14), OceanWay Studios (1-5, 8-9) Capitol Studios (3)
Label Elektra
Producer John Boylan, George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
A Merry Little Christmas
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyA ("4 stockings out of 4") [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars [3]

A Merry Little Christmas is a Christmas album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in 2000. It was the final release under Ronstadt's recording contract with the Elektra/Asylum Records label for whom Linda had recorded since 1973 (twenty-seven years to that point). John Boylan returned to the scene as Linda's producer - and manager - for this disc. Boylan remains Linda's official representative as of 2017.

It was the biggest-selling Holiday album of the 2000 Christmas season. It peaked at #179 on Billboard's main album chart and continued to sell year in and year out.

This item is currently out of print.

Track listing[edit]

1."The Christmas Song"Mel Tormé, Bob Wells4:24
2."I'll Be Home for Christmas"Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent4:15
3."White Christmas" (duet with Rosemary Clooney)Irving Berlin4:22
4."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane3:55
5."River"Joni Mitchell4:10
6."O come, O come, Emmanuel"John Mason Neale3:29
7."Xicochi, Xicochi" ("Sleep, sleep")Gaspar Fernandez2:17
8."I Wonder as I Wander"John Jacob Niles, Traditional3:20
9."Away in a Manger"Traditional2:08
10."Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming"Traditional2:10
11."Welsh Carol"Traditional3:57
12."Past Three O'Clock"George Ratcliffe Woodward, Traditional0:41
13."O Magnum Mysterium"Traditional3:19
14."Silent Night"Josef Mohr3:06


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (2000-12-08). "Trilly Holiday". Entertainment Weekly: 95. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.