CHICAGO


XXXIII: O Christmas Three

(2011)



1. Wonderful Christmastime 3'50
(Paul McCartney)
MPL Comm. (ASCAP)
Arr. Jason Scheff
Brass Arr. James Pankow
2. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree 3'28
(Johnny Marks)
St. NICHOLAS MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. Keith Howland
Brass Arr. James Pankow
3. I Saw Three Ships 3'06
(Traditional)
Arr. Robert Lamm
Vocal Arr. Gerry Beckley / Dewey Bunnell
4. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays 4'12
(Justin Timberlake / Donna Nash-Scott / Vince Degiorgio / Veit Renn)
UNIVERSAL (ASCAP)
Arr. Lou Pardini
Brass Arr. James Pankow
5. What Are You Doing New Years Eve? 5'06
(Frank Loesser)
FRANK MUSIC / MPL (ASCAP)
Arr. Jason Scheff
Brass Arr. James Pankow
6. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 3'33
(Edward Pola / Geroge Wylie)
BARNABY MUSIC
Arr. Lee Loughnane
Brass Arr. James Pankow
7. I'll Be Home For Christmas 3'27
(Kim Gannon / Walter Kent / Buck Ram)
GANNON / KENT / PIEDMONT MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. Lou Pardini / James Pankow
Brass Arr. James Pankow
8. On The Last Night Of The Year 3'38
(Phil Galdston / Michael Whalen)
KAZZOOM MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. Robert Lamm
Brass Arr. Robert Lamm
9. Merry Christmas Darling 3'13
(Richard Carpenter / Frank Pooler)
IRVING MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. CHICAGO
Brass Arr. James Pankow
10. Rockin' And Rollin' On Christmas Day 4'09
(Lee Loughnane / John Durrill)
COM MUSIC ASCAP / LAREE MUSIC (BMI)
Arr. Loughnane
Brass Arr. Lee Loughnane
11. My Favorite Things 3'21
(Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein)
WILLIAMSON MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. Robert Lamm
Brass Arr. Robert Lamm
12. ホ Christmas Tree
(Demo) 3'45
(Traditional)
Arr. Keith Howland /Jason Scheff / Tris Imboden
Brass Arr. James Pankow
13. Jingle Bells 3'30
(Traditional)
Arr. Lou Pardini
Brass Arr. James Pankow
14. Here Comes Santa Claus / Joy to the World 2'53
(Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman) / (Traditional)
AUTRY / WARNER MUSIC (ASCAP)
Arr. James Pankow

Total Time: 51:11


  • Robert Lamm - Keyboards, Vocals.
    RL plays YAMAHA Keyboards.
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet, Vocals
  • James Pankow - Trombone
  • Walter Parazaider - Saxophones, Flute
  • Jason Scheff - Bass, Vocals.
    JS plays LAKLAND Basses / GHS Strings.
  • Tris Imboden: Drums.
    Tl plays DW Drums / PAISTE Cymbals / REMO Heads / Vic FIRTH Sticks
  • Keith Howland - Guitars, Vocals,
    KH plays ANDERSON,TYLER &TAYLOR Guitars, EGNATER & FRYETTE Amps and ELIXIR Strings
  • Lou Pardini - Keyboards, Vocals. <粐>LP plays HAMMOND SUZUKI Keyboards
  • Drew Hester - Percussion
  • America (gerry - BECKLEY & DEWEY BUNNELL) Vocals, Ukes & Guitars ("Three Ships")
  • Hank Linderman - Cuatro ("Three Ships")
  • Dolly Parton - Vocals ("Wonderful Christmas Time")
  • Bebe Winans - Vocals ("Merry Christmas Darling")
  • Steve Cropper - Guitar ("Rockin'and Rollin'on Christmas Day")
  • CHILDRENS' CHOIR - Grace and Hope Howland, Lydia Young, Jillian DeGrie, Lilli and Carter Pankow, Connor and Jason Scheff Jr.

    Produced by Phil Ramone
    Management: Peter Schivarelli, FRONTLINE / HK
    Art Direction: Bobby Woods/Heart Times Coffee Cup Studios
    Art Direction: Bobby Woods/Heart Times Coffee Cup Studios

    Recorded October 2010 ゥ The SOUND KITCHEN, Franklin TN by Matt Coles and Adam Deane.
    Pre-Mix Crew Drew Hester/Keith Smith.
    Mixed by BJ Ramone at
    MORRISOUND RECORDING, Tampa FL and SHIRE STUDIOS, CT

    CHICAGO thanks: With Love, Respect, and Appreciation to the Maestro: Phil Ramone. Irving Azoff, Peter Schivarelli, Howard Kaufman, for Frontline Management. Brett Steinberg and Rob Light @ CAA, Frontline crew : Lynda Lou Bouch, Laurie Gorman, Stacie Surabian, Denny Rosencrantz, Harold Sulman Peter Katz, David Millman, Irene Fukunaga, Allison Statter.StefanieTate, All Notre Dame Friendsof the Band,Dr. Ken Dye, SamSanchez, Larry Dwyer,EmmettO'Leary, Matt Merten,AlisonThigpen,DonelleFlick, Tina Durski, Fr, John Jenkins, Francis Shavers, Tom Burish, Lou Nanni, Jack Swarbrick, Jim Fraleigh, Juli Schreiber, Bill Scholl, Tom Nevala, Mike Danch, Coach Brian Keily, and Staff, especially Chad Klunder, and Tim Mc Donnell, Brian Polian, Dave Peloquin, Brian Boitano, Mike Restivo, Amie O'Connor, Rick Mozenter, Tom Cuddy, Mark Russo. Chicago Crew: Steve Brumbach, Bob Dannie, Marc Engel, Nathan Lettus, Ken Parkin, Armando Garcia, Don Collins Ken Shanzer and everyone at NBC. Ara Parseghian Research Foundation, Hannah and Friends (Maura and Charlie Weis) and Breast Cancer Awareness

    Dedicated to Paqui Kelly

    ゥ2011 CHICAGO REXORDS II





    1. Wonderful Christmastime

      The moon is right
      The spirits up
      We're here tonight
      And that's enough
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      The party's on
      The feelin's here
      That only comes
      This time of year

      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      The choir of children sing their song
      Ding dong, ding dong
      Ding dong, ding Ohhhh
      Ohhhhhhh

      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      The word is out
      About the town
      To lift a glass
      Ahhh don't look down

      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      The choir of children sing their song
      They practiced all year long
      Ding dong, ding dong
      Ding dong, ding dong
      Ding dong, ding dong

      The party's on
      The spirits up
      We're here tonight
      And that's enough

      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      The moon is right
      The spirits up
      We're here tonight
      And that's enough

      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime
      Simply having a wonderful christmastime

      OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
      Christmastime

    2. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

      Rocking around the Christmas tree
      At the Christmas party hop
      Mistletoe hung where you can see
      Every couple tries to stop
      Rocking around the Christmas tree,
      Let the Christmas spirit ring
      Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
      And we'll do some caroling.

      You will get a sentimental
      Feeling when you hear
      Voices singing let's be jolly,
      Deck the halls with boughs of holly
      Rocking around the Christmas tree,
      Have a happy holiday
      Everyone dancing merrily
      In the new old-fashioned way.


    3. I Saw Three Ships

      I saw three ships come sailing
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      I saw these ships come sailing
      On Christmas day in the morning

      And what was in these ships all three
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      And what was in those ships all three
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Our savior Christ and his lady
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      Our savior Christ and his lady
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Pray wither sailed those ships all three
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      Pray wither sailed those ships all three
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      Oh, the sailed into Bethlehem
      On Christmas day in the morning

      And all the bells on earth shall ring
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      And all the bells on earth shall ring
      On Christmas day in the morning

      All the angels in heaven shall sing
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      All the angels in heaven shall sing
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Oh, all the souls on earth shall sing
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      Oh, all the souls on earth shall sing
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Then let us all rejoice amen
      On Christmas day
      On Christmas day
      Then let us all rejoice amen
      On Christmas day in the morning

      Christmas day in the morning
      Christmas day in the morning
      Christmas day in the morning
      Christmas day in the morning

    4. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays
      We've been waiting all year for this night
      And the snow is glistening on the trees outside
      And all the stockings are hung by the fire side
      Waitng for Santa to arrive
      And all the love will show
      'Cause everybody knows
      It's Christmastime and
      All the kids will see
      The gifts under the tree

      It's the best time of the year for the family
      It's a wonderful feeling
      Feel the love in the room
      From the floor to the ceiling
      It's that time of year
      Christmastime is here
      And with the blessings from above
      God sends you his love
      And everybody's okay
      Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas
      Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays

      Bells are ringing
      It's time to scream and shout (scream and shout)
      And everybody's playing cause school's out
      Celebrating this special time we share
      Happiness cause love is in the air

      And all the love will show
      'Cause everybody knows
      It's Christmastime and
      All the kids will see
      The gifts under the tree
      It's the best time of the year for the family
      It's a wonderful feeling
      Feel the love in the room
      >From the floor to the ceiling
      It's that time of year
      Christmastime is here
      And with the blessings from above
      God sends you his love
      And everthing's okay
      Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas
      Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays

      Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas
      Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays

      No matter what your holiday
      It's a time to celebrate
      And put your worries aside (worries aside)
      And open up your mind (open up your mind)
      See the world right by your side
      It's Christmastime
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays

      It's a wonderful feeling
      Feel the love in the room
      From the floor to the ceiling
      It's that time of year
      Christmastime is here
      And with the blessings from above
      God sends you his love
      And everything's okay
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays
      Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
      Happy Holidays

    5. What Are You Doing New Years Eve ?

      Maybe it's much too early in the game
      Ooh, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
      What are you doing New Year's
      New Year's eve?

      Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
      When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
      Welcoming in the New Year
      New Year's eve

      Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
      I'd ever be the one you chose
      Out of the thousand invitations
      You received

      Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
      Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
      What are you doing New Year's
      New Year's Eve?

      Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
      I'd ever be the one you chose
      Out of the thousand invitations
      You received

      Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
      Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
      What are you doing New Year's
      New Year's Eve?

    6. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

      It's the most wonderful time of the year.
      With the kids jingle belling,
      And everyone telling you,
      "Be of good cheer,"
      It's the most wonderful time of the year.

      There'll be parties for hosting,
      Marshmallows for toasting and
      Caroling out in the snow.
      There'll be scary ghost stories and
      Tales of the glories of Christmases
      Long, long ago.

      It's the most wonderful time of the year.
      There'll be much mistletoeing
      And hearts will be glowing,
      When loved ones are near.
      It's the most wonderful time of the year.

    7. I'll Be Home For Christmas

      I'll be home for Christmas
      You can count on me
      Please have snow and mistletoe
      And presents on the tree

      Christmas Eve will find me
      Where the love light gleams
      I'll be home for Christmas
      If only in my dreams

    8. On The Last Night Of The Year

      (On the last night of the year)
      (On the last night of the year)

      The crowds so strange, they storm Times Square
      The countdown and the cheers
      They値l freeze their a$$es off out there
      But me I値l stay right here
      They値l lift a glass to all that痴 past
      And all it痴 supposed to be
      I値l toss the Christmas cards and burn
      The dried up Christmas tree
      On the last night of the year
      On the last night of the year

      I値l make some resolutions now
      Like shiny souvenirs
      They値l wind up crumpled on the ground
      Confetti and the beer
      Beneath the quilt I pray my guilt
      Will melt into the night
      My weary eyes will search for signs
      That I can make it right
      On the last night of the year
      On the last night of the year

      I値l stir the coals and fan the flame
      At Christmas time each year
      They値l lift a wish and dim the rain
      Hope no one can hear
      I shake my head and climb in bed
      Before the ball comes down
      Then friendship went right down the drain
      Auld the quaint will just be drowned
      On the last night of the year
      On the last night of the year

    9. Merry Christmas Darling

      Greeting cards have all been sent
      The Christmas rush is through
      But I still have one more wish to make
      A special one for you

      Merry Christmas Darling
      We're apart that's true
      But I can dream and in my dreams,
      I'm Christmas-ing with you.

      Holidays are joyful
      There's always something new
      But every day's a holiday
      When I'm near to you

      The lights on my tree
      I wish you could see
      I wish it every day
      The logs on the fire
      Fill me with desire
      To see you and to say

      That I wish you a merry Christmas
      Happy New Year, too
      I've just one wish
      On this Christmas Eve
      I wish I were with you
      I wish I were with you

    10. Rockin' And Rollin' On Christmas Day

      He was peekin through the window
      We invited him on in
      We gave him a drink and he said with a wink
      的 needed that, my friend
      He said it痴 time to take a break
      So let the good times begin
      Cause there is music
      And party till the end
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day

      Way too soon he said he had to leave
      Had a long long way to go
      The said
      Well I知 flying tonight
      The forecast is heavy snow
      And I swear I saw that red-nosed reindeer
      He looked me right between the eyes
      So he snapped the reins and heard in a flash
      And disappeared in the sky
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day

      Even Santa痴 reindeer was dancing on a boundless sleigh
      When I see the jingle bells
      They jingle all the way
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day

      Some people say that you don稚 believe me
      But I as seen in you
      I met the man and shook his hand
      And every word I say is true

      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day

      Even Santa痴 reindeer was dancing on a boundless sleigh
      When you see the jingle bells
      I said jingle all the way
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day
      Everybody was rockin and rollin
      Just can稚 seem to control it
      Everybody was rockin and rollin on Christmas Day

    11. My Favorite Things

      Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
      Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
      Brown paper packages tied up with strings
      These are a few of my favorite things

      Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
      Doorbells and sleighbells
      And schnitzel with noodles
      Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
      These are a few of my favorite things

      Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
      Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
      Silver white winter that melts into spring
      These are a few of my favorite things

      When the dog bites
      When the bee stings
      When I'm feeling sad
      I simply remember my favorite things
      And then I don't feel ... so bad

    12. O Christmas Tree

      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      How steadfast are
      Your branches!
      Your boughs are green
      In summer's clime
      And through the snows
      Of wintertime.
      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      How steadfast are
      Your branches!

      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      What happiness befalls me
      When oft at
      Joyous Christmas-time
      Your form inspires
      My song and rhyme.
      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      What happiness befalls me

      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      Your boughs can
      Teach a lesson
      That constant faith
      And hope sublime
      Lend strength and
      Comfort through all time.
      O Christmas Tree,
      O Christmas Tree,
      Your boughs can
      Teach a lesson

    13. Jingle Bells

      Dashing through the snow
      On a one-horse open sleigh,
      Over the fields we go,
      Laughing all the way;
      Bells on bob-tail ring,
      Making spirits bright,
      What fun it is to ride and sing
      A sleighing song tonight
      Jingle bells, jingle bells,
      Jingle all the way!
      O what fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh

      A day or two ago,
      I thought I'd take a ride,
      And soon Miss Fanny Bright
      Was seated by my side;
      The horse was lean and lank;
      Misfortune seemed his lot;
      He got into a drifted bank,
      And we, we got upsot.
      Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
      Jingle all the way!
      What fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh.

      A day or two ago,
      The story I must tell
      I went out on the snow
      And on my back I fell;
      A gent was riding by
      In a one-horse open sleigh,
      He laughed as there
      I sprawling lie,
      But quickly drove away.
      Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
      Jingle all the way!
      What fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh.

      Now the ground is white
      Go it while you're young,
      Take the girls tonight
      And sing this sleighing song;
      Just get a bob-tailed bay
      Two-forty as his speed
      Hitch him to an open sleigh
      And crack! you'll take the lead.
      Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
      Jingle all the way!
      What fun it is to ride
      In a one-horse open sleigh.

    14. Here Comes Santa Claus / Joy to the World

      Here comes Santa Claus!
      Here comes Santa Claus!
      Right down Santa Claus Lane!
      Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
      Are pulling on the reins.
      Bells are ringing, children singing;
      All is merry and bright.
      Hang your stockings and say your prayers,
      'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

      Here comes Santa Claus!
      Here comes Santa Claus!
      Right down Santa Claus Lane!
      He's got a bag that is filled with toys
      For the boys and girls again.
      Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
      What a beautiful sight.
      Jump in bed, cover up your head,
      'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

      ~~~ 封 ~~~

      Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
      Let earth receive her King
      Let every heart
      Prepare Him room
      And Saints and angels sing
      And Saints and angels sing
      And Saints and Saints and angels sing

      Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns
      Let Saints their songs employ
      While fields and floods
      Rocks, hills and plains
      Repeat the sounding joy
      Repeat the sounding joy
      Repeat, Repeat, the sounding joy

      Joy to the world with truth and grace
      And makes the nations prove
      The glories of His righteousness
      And wonders of His love
      And wonders of His love
      And wonders and wonders of His love

      No more will sin and sorrow grow,
      Nor thorns infest the ground;
      He'll come and make the blessings flow
      Far as the curse was found,
      Far as the curse was found,
      Far as, far as the curse was found.

      He rules the world with truth and grace,
      And gives to nations proof
      The glories of His righteousness,
      And wonders of His love;
      And wonders of His love;
      And wonders, wonders of His love.

      Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
      While Israel spreads abroad
      Like stars that glitter in the sky,
      And ever worship God,
      And ever worship God,
      And ever, and ever worship God.