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All I Really Want for Christmas (2005)

Updated: Sep 16, 2023


All I Really Want for Christmas is the 13th studio and second Christmas album by Christian singer - songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, released on September 27, 2005 by Sparrow Records. Chapman produced the album along with Brown Bannister and Ed Cash.


The album includes traditional holiday favorites such as "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "Silver Bells," as well as three original songs and a revisit of "Christmas Is All in the Heart" featuring country music singer Vince Gill on backing vocals. Chapman's adopted daughter, Shaohannah, appears with her father on the album cover. On the first track, she reads the passage of the Nativity of Jesus (Luke 2:7-14) with the music of "The Night Before Christmas" (track 13) in the background.


All I Really Want for Christmas peaked at number 2 in the Top Holiday Albums, number 7 on the Top Christian Albums and number 90 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/

Contemporary Gospel Album.


Track listings


1. Luke 2:7-14 as told by Shaoey -1:32

2. Angels from the Realms of Glory (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis

Chapman) -4:43

3. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis

Chapman) -4:10

4. All I Really Want (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:54

5. The Miracle of Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:04

6. Go Tell It on the Mountain (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis Chapman) -3:34

7. Christmas Is All in the Heart (Steven Curtis Chapman) -5:02

8. Silver Bells (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) -3:42

9. Winter Wonderland (Dick Smith, Felix Bernard) -2:52

10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:00

11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:21

12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis Chapman)

-4:58

13. The Night Before Christmas (Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:15

14. Shaoey and her Dad Wish You a Merry Christmas -0:31


Production credits


Steven Curtis Chapman -producer (all tracks)

Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 3, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12)

Ed Cash -producer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13 and 14)


Radio singles

2005 "All I Really Want" -#36 Billboard AC, #2 Billboard Hot Christian Songs,

#2 Billboard Christian Airplay, #2 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

2005 "Go Tell It on the Mountain" -#17 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #17 Billboard Christian Airplay, #14 Billboard Christian AC Airplay


Next release: This Moment (2007)


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