Christmas (Michael Bublé album)
Christmas Studio album by Michael Bublé Released October 21, 2011 Genre Christmas, jazz pop Length 51:44 Label 143 Records, Reprise Producer David Foster, Bob Rock, Humberto Gatica Michael Bublé chronology Crazy Love
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Christmas is the fifth studio album released by Canadian crooner Michael Bublé. The album was released on October 21, 2011 in Ireland in Brown Thomas Dublin, October 24, 2011 in the United Kingdom, and October 25, 2011 in the United States. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in the US, selling 141,000 copies in its first week. It attained a new peak position of number two on the Billboard 200 chart in its third chart week.
The album is Bublé's second Christmas-themed release, after he released a five-track EP in 2003 entitled Let It Snow. Some of the songs from Let It Snow have been re-recorded for inclusion on Christmas, making Christmas his first full-length holiday release. For the album, Bublé teamed up with several well-known artists to record duets. He recorded a version of "White Christmas" with country music singer Shania Twain, and teamed up with Latin star Thalía for a recording of "Feliz Navidad". Bublé has also recorded covers of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You", traditional songs "Jingle Bells" and "Blue Christmas", and a brand new track, "Cold December Night", written with his longtime co-writer Alan Chang, and producer Bob Rock.
Bublé will promote the album in the United States with an NBC TV special entitled A Michael Bublé Christmas, a show is being produced by Ben Silverman and being televised in December, and will also appear on The X Factor in the United Kingdom for a special performance in the final. The album's tracklisting was unveiled by Bublé on September 27, 2011.
Chart performance and sales
Christmas debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in the United States, with first-week sales of 141,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. In its third chart week, the album climbed to a new peak position of number two on the Billboard 200, accumulating 123,000 copies of additional sales for a total of 353,000 copies sold since its release according to SoundScan.
In Canada, the album debuted at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 37,000 copies in its first week. In its third week of release, the album reached number one in Canada, selling an additional 32,000 copies.
Christmas also debuted at number two in Australia on the issue dated October 31, 2011. In its second week on the chart, the album was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of 35,000 copies.
Christmas debuted at number 3 on the UK album chart before falling to 5 the following week, in its 3rd week it climbed 3 places to number 2 and in its 4th week climbed to number 1.
No. Title Writer(s) Length 1. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" Meredith Willson 3:26 2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie 2:51 3. "Jingle Bells" (Featuring The Puppini Sisters) James Lord Pierpont 2:39 4. "White Christmas" (Duet with Shania Twain) Irving Berlin 3:36 5. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff 2:51 6. "Holly Jolly Christmas" Johnny Marks 1:59 7. "Santa Baby" Joan Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer 3:51 8. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 3:50 9. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich 3:07 10. "Silent Night" Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr 3:47 11. "Blue Christmas" Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 3:41 12. "Cold December Night" Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Bob Rock 3:18 13. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 4:24 14. "Ave Maria" Franz Schubert 4:00 15. "Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad" (Duet with Thalía) Michael Bublé, Humberto Gatica, Alan Chang/José Feliciano 4:24
- Standard edition: 15 tracks
- UK deluxe edition: 18 tracks and DVD featuring 'Making of' Documentary (exclusive to Tesco)
- US deluxe edition: 19 tracks and deluxe packaging and Christmas tree ornament
Charts and certifications
Chart (2011) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 2 Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 29 Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 48 Canadian Albums Chart 1 Dutch Albums Chart 6 Finland Albums Chart 22 German Albums Chart 21 Hungarian Albums Chart 2 Irish Albums Chart 2 Italian Albums Chart 6 Mexican Albums Chart  4 New Zealand Albums Chart 12 Polish Albums Chart 10 Spanish Albums Chart 18 UK Albums Chart 1 US Billboard 200 2
Region Certification Sales/shipments Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000^ Mexico (AMPROFON) Gold 30,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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