This Is Christmas (Katherine Jenkins album)

This Is Christmas is the ninth studio album by classical crossover artist Katherine Jenkins and was released on 30 October in the US and Canada, and 26 November in the UK.

This Is Christmas
This Is Christmas - Katherine Jenkins.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 October 2012 (2012-10-30) (US edition)
26 November 2012 (2012-11-26) (UK edition)
Recorded2012 London
GenreChristmas, classical crossover
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerMike Hedges
Katherine Jenkins chronology
Daydream
(2011)
This Is Christmas
(2012)
Home Sweet Home
(2014)
Singles from This Is Christmas
  1. "O Come O Come Emmanuel"
    Released: 4 December 2012[1]
  2. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
    Released: 4 December 2012[2]
  3. "Come What May"
    Released: 4 December 2012[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
theartsdesk.com3/5 stars[3]
allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Daily Express4/5 stars[5]

Track listingEdit

United States editionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"Traditional3:37
2."In Dulci Jubilo"Traditional2:31
3."Away in A Manger"Traditional3:36
4."The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"Bob Wells, Melvin H. Torme3:27
5."Santa Baby"Joan Jarvis, Phillip Springer, Tony Springer3:24
6."Deck the Halls"Traditional2:19
7."Sleep Quietly My Jesus"Ruth Heller2:51
8."I Wish You Christmas"John Milford Rutter4:25
9."Hark the Herald Angels Sing"Traditional3:20
10."Come What May" (with Plácido Domingo)David Baerwald, Kevin Gilbert4:35
iTunes Deluxe version
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Wexford Carol (Bonus Track)"Traditional5:08
12."In the Bleak Midwinter (Bonus Track)"Gustav Holst4:48

United Kingdom editionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."O Come, O Come Emmanuel"Traditional3:37
2."Ding Dong Merrily On High"Traditional2:31
3."Away in A Manger"Traditional3:36
4."In Dulci Jubilo"Traditional2:31
5."The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"Bob Wells, Melvin H. Torme3:27
6."Santa Baby"Joan Jarvis, Phillip Springer and Tony Springer3:24
7."Deck the Halls"Traditional2:19
8."Sleep Quietly My Jesus"Ruth Heller2:51
9."I Wish You Christmas"John Milford Rutter4:25
10."Angels from the Realms of Glory"Traditional4:16
11."Wexford Carol"Traditional5:08
12."Hark the Herald Angels Sing"Traditional3:20
13."Come What May" (with Plácido Domingo)Baerwald / Gilbert4:35
14."O Holy Night" (with Nathan Pacheco)Placide Cappeau 

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Peak Position
2012 UK Top 40 Albums Chart[6] 26
2012 Irish Top 100 Albums Chart[7] 13
2012 U.S. Billboard Classical Albums Chart[8] 3
2012 U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart[9] 1

CertificationsEdit

Country Sales Certification
(sales thresholds)
United Kingdom 301,497 Gold[10]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "This is Christmas - Available in US And Canada". Katherine Jenkins Official website. 1 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b title= This is Christmas - Available in US And Canada|date=1 November 2012|publisher=Katherine Jenkins Official website
  3. ^ Rickson. Graham. "Katherine Jenkins - Christmas". Theartsdesk.com best specialist journalism website.
  4. ^ James Christopher Monger. "This Is Christmas". allmusic.
  5. ^ Gage, Simon. (2012-12-14). CD Review: Katherine Jenkins: This is ChristmasThe Daily Express. [1].
  6. ^ This is Christmas The Official Charts
  7. ^ Ireland Albums Top 100 (week 48/2012) 12 December 2012. Archived from the original
  8. ^ "Classical Albums". Billboard. 30 May 2013.
  9. ^ "This is Christmas - Katherine Jenkins: Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. 30 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Certified Awards Search: KATHERINE JENKINS - THIS IS CHRISTMAS". British Phonographic Industry. 30 May 2013.