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Christmas Portrait
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A&M Records
CD 5173 DIDX 186

The Special Edition


1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear**
(Sears, Willis) Goodnews Broadcasting Association, Inc. (BMI)

2. OVERTURE*
a. Happy Holiday
(Irving Berlin) Irving Berlin Music Corp (ASCAP)
b. The First Noel
(P.D. Trad. Old English Carol)
c. March Of The Toys
(Victor Herbert) M. Witmark & Songs/CBS Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
d. Little Jesus
(P.D. from the Oxford Book of Carols)
e. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(Thomas Conner) Jewel Music Pub. Co. (ASCAP)
f. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
(P. Brooks, L. Redner) Planetary Music (ASCAP)
g. In Dulce Jubilo
(P.D. 14th Century German Melody)
h. Gesu Bambino
(Piertro Yon) Belwin Mills Serious (ASCAP)
i. Angels We Have Heard On High
(P.D. Trad. French Carol) Adapted by Richard Carpenter.
Hammer and Nails Music/Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) except where indicated.

3. An Old-Fashioned Christmas*
(Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) Hammer and Nails Music / Almo Music Corp. / John Bettis Music (Admin.) by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

4. Christmas Waltz*
(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) Ars Nova Music / Tanda Productions, Inc. (BMI) / Sands Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

5. Sleigh Ride***
(Mitchell Parish, Leroy Anderson) Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

6. It's Christmas Time*

(Victor Young, Al Stillman) Chappell Music (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas***
(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) Leo Feist, Inc. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town*
(Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots) Leo Feist, Inc. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

9. Christmas Song***

(Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
(Mel Torme, Robert Wells) Edwin H. Morris & Co. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

10. Carol Of The Bells*
(Arrangement by Nick Perito, Adapted by Peter Knight)
Hammer and Nails Music, Administered by Almo Music Corp.
(ASCAP) / Ars Nova Music Administered by Irving Music Inc. (BMI)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

11. Merry Christmas Darling**
(Frank Pooler, Richard Carpenter) Irving Music Inc (BMI)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

12. Christ Is Born*
(Ray Charles, Domenico Bartolucci) Roncom Music Co. (BMI)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

13. O Holy Night*

(P.D. Adolphie Adam) Adapted by Richard Carpenter
Hammer and Nails Music / Almo Music Corp (ASCAP)

14. Home For The Holidays*

(Allen, Stillman) Roncom Music Co / Anne Kitty Music Co. / Charlie Deitcher Prod (ASCAP)

15. MEDLEY*

a. Here Comes Santa Claus
(Autry, Haldeman) WB Music Corp. / Western Music Pub. Co (ASCAP)
b. Frosty The Snowman
(S. Nelson, J. Rollins) Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) / Ann Rachel Music (ASCAP)
c. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(Johnny Marks) St. Nicholas Music Inc. (ASCAP)
d. Good King Wenceslas
(P.D. John Mason Neale) Adapted by Richard Carpenter
Hammer and Nails Music / Almo Music Corp (ASCAP)

16. Winter Wonderland***
(Dick Smith, Felix Bernard) Bergman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter
Silver Bells
(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP)
White Christmas
(Irving Berlin) Irving Berlin Music Corp. (ASCAP)

17. Ave Maria*
(P.D. Orig. Music: Johann Sebastian Bach. Ars Nova Music (BMI)
Adapted by Charles Gounod - This Arrg. & Adaptation by Peter Knight)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

18. Selections From "Nutcracker"*
a. Overture Miniature
b. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies
c. Valse Des Fleurs

(P.D. Tchaikovsky) Adapted by Richard Carpenter
Hammer and Nails Music / Almo Music Corp (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

19. Little Alter Boy*

(Howlett Smith) Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

20. I'll Be Home For Christmas***
(Kim Cannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) Gannon & Kent Music Co. (ASCAP)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter

21. Silent Night*
(P.D. Orig. Music: Franz Gruber, Ars Nova Music (BMI) Arrg. & Adapted by Peter Knight)
Associate Producer: Karen Carpenter
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Conceived and Produced by Richard Carpenter
Arranged by Peter Knight*, Richard Carpenter** and Billy May ***

Lead Vocals: Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter
Keyboards: Richard Carpenter and Pete Jolly
Electric Bass: Joe Osborn
Upright Bass: Pete Morgan
Drums: Ron Tutt, Barry Morgan, and Cubby O'Brien
Harp: Skiala Kanga, Gayle Levant, and Dorothy Remsen
Tenor Sax: Bob Messenger
Vocals: The O.K. Chorale, the English Corale, and Karen and Richard Carpenter

Recorded at A&M Recording Studios
Engineers: Roger Young and Ray Gerhardt
Assistants: Dave Iveland, Robert DeLaGarza, Clyde Kaplan and E.M.I. "Abbey Road" Studios
Engineer: Eric Tomlinson
Assistant: Allan Rouse
Mixed at A&M Recording Studios
Engineer: Robert Young
Assistants: Clyde Kaplan and Jim Cassell and Evergreen Studios
Engineer: John Richards
Assistant: Dave Marquette
Mastered at A&M Recording Studios
Mastering Engineer: Arnie Acosta
"Merry Christmas Darling" Produced by Jack Daugherty
Art Direction and Design: Tim Bryant / Gribitt and Chuck Beeson
Illustration: Robert Tanenbaum


This album lovingly dedicated to the memory of my late sister and friend Karen, who was extremely fond of both Christmas and Christmas music.


Carpenters' International Fan Club
P.O. Box 1084
Downey, CA 90240

Karen A. Carpenter Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 1368
Downey, CA 90241

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