Now That’s What I Call Christmas

Festive compilation on 4CD or 3LP red vinyl

Now That’s What I Call Music have gone the multi-disc route this year for a new Christmas compilation. Now That’s What I Call Christmas features a mix of well-established timeless classics with a smattering of more recent material and even the odd curveball and rarity.

The 4CD collection is packaged in an 8-panel card sleeve and offers a Turkey-tastic 85 tracks. With so much capacity, they seem to have featured virtually everything, including Wham!, Elton John, Wizzard, Slade, Paul McCartney, Boney M., Shakin’ Stevens, Greg Lake, The Beach Boys, Jona Lewie, Chris De Burgh, Mike Oldfield, David Essex, The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl, Pretenders, Aled Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Flying Pickets, The Housemartins, Paul Young, East 17 AND MORE!

In and around those 70s/80s classics are old timers like Sinatra, Crosby, Martin, Williams, King Cole and ‘newbies’ such as Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and Alexandra Burke.

Now That’s What I Call Christmas is a 4CD or 3LP red vinyl set

There’s even space for what I believe is a new-to-CD rarity in the 12-inch version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, although the compilers also include the standard version AS WELL, so there can be no complaining.

If you are wondering why Kate Bush’s ‘December Could Be Magic Again’ is missing (either in standard, or rare ‘bongo version’ form) it’s because, as SDE understands it, the licensing request was refused. It’s hard to understand why Kate wouldn’t want her Christmas song on a Christmas compilation, but there you go. Maybe she’s gone off it. We have to make do with her inferior 1993 B-side ‘Home For Christmas’, instead.

Now That’s What I Call Christmas will be released as a 4CD set on 28 October 2022. The 50-track 3LP red vinyl version follows on 11 November 2022. Full track listings are below.

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Now Thats What I Call Christmas - 3LP red vinyl



Now That’s What I Call Christmas Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. Wham! – Last Christmas
      2. Elton John – Step Into Christmas
      3. Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
      4. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
      5. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
      6. Boney M. – Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord
      7. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
      8. Mariah Carey – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
      9. Darlene Love – Marshmallow World
      10. Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
      11. Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
      12. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
      13. Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
      14. Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
      15. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
      16. Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
      17. Perry Como And The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
      18. Dean Martin – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
      19. Frank Sinatra – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
      20. The Carpenters – Merry Christmas Darling
      21. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
      22. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
    • CD 2
      1. John Lennon, The Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono & The Harlem Community Choir – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
      2. Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
      3. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas
      4. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
      5. Bing Crosby, David Bowie – Peace On Earth / The Little Drummer Boy
      6. Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
      7. The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
      8. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
      9. Mel & Kim – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
      10. The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
      11. Roy Orbison – Pretty Paper
      12. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
      13. Mud – Lonely This Christmas
      14. The Wombles – Wombling Merry Christmas
      15. Dana – It’s Gonna Be A Cold, Cold Christmas
      16. Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born
      17. Chris De Burgh – A Spaceman Came Travelling
      18. Jethro Tull – Ring Out, Solstice Bells
      19. Mike Oldfield – In Dulce Jubilo
      20. Steeleye Span – Gaudete
      21. David Essex – A Winter’s Tale
      22. Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine
    • CD 3
      1. The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
      2. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
      3. Pretenders – 2000 Miles
      4. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
      5. Coldplay – Christmas Lights
      6. George Ezra – Come On Home For Christmas
      7. Kate Bush – Home For Christmas
      8. Ellie Goulding – River (It’s Coming On Christmas)
      9. Saint Etienne – I Was Born On Christmas Day
      10. Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
      11. The Ronettes – Frosty The Snowman
      12. The Crystals – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
      13. Gene Autry – Here Comes Santa Claus
      14. Ray Conniff & The Ray Conniff Singers – Ring Christmas Bells
      15. Doris Day – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
      16. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
      17. Jamie Cullum – It’s Christmas
      18. Cliff Richard – Saviours Day
      19. Stevie Wonder – Someday At Christmas
      20. Whitney Houston – Do You Hear What I Hear?
      21. Céline Dion – O Holy Night
      22. Aled Jones & John Altman – Walking In The Air
    • CD 4
      1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power Of Love
      2. Idina Menzel – Let It Go (From “Frozen”)
      3. Robbie Williams – Angels
      4. Spice Girls – 2 Become 1
      5. Westlife – I Have A Dream
      6. Boyzone – Father And Son
      7. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
      8. Steps – Tragedy
      9. Jason Donovan – When You Come Back To Me
      10. Rick Astley – When I Fall In Love
      11. Donna Summer – Winter Melody
      12. Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah
      13. The Housemartins – Caravan Of Love
      14. The Flying Pickets – Only You
      15. Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
      16. Münchener Freiheit – Keeping The Dream Alive
      17. Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – We All Stand Together
      18. East 17 - Stay Another Day
      19. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (12″ Mix)

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