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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A ("4 stockings out of 4") [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Christmas Song" Mel Tormé, Bob Wells 4:24
2. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent 4:15
3. "White Christmas" (duet with Rosemary Clooney) Irving Berlin 4:22
4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 3:55
5. "River" Joni Mitchell 4:10
6. "O come, O come, Emmanuel" John Mason Neale 3:29
7. "Xicochi, Xicochi" ("Sleep, sleep") Gaspar Fernandez 2:17
8. "I Wonder as I Wander" John Jacob Niles, Traditional 3:20
9. "Away in a Manger" Traditional 2:08
10. "Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming" Traditional 2:10
11. "Welsh Carol" Traditional 3:57
12. "Past Three O'Clock" George Ratcliffe Woodward, Traditional 0:41
13. "O Magnum Mysterium" Traditional 3:19
14. "Silent Night" Josef Mohr 3:06


  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.