Peter CETERA


You Just Gotta Love Xmas

(2004)



1. Let It Snow 2'59
(Sammy Cahn / Julie Styne)
2. The Christmas Song 3'36
(Mel Torme, Robert Wells)
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 3'11
(Fred Coots, Haven Gillesspie)
4. Blue Christmas 3'19
(Billy Hays, Jay Johnson)
with Claire Cetera
5. Deck The Halls 3'10
(traditional) (Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)
with Alison Krauss
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas 2'41
(Buck Ram, Walter Kent, Kim Gannon)
7. You Just Gotta Love Christmas 3'17
(Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)
8. Jingle Bells 3'36
(Traditional) (Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3'02
(Traditional) (Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)
10. Winter Wonderland 2'51
(Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith)
with Claire Cetera
11. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind 3'56
(Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)
12. Alone For The Holidays 4'00
(Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell)

Total Time: 39:44


  • Peter Cetera - Vocals, Background Vocals, Bass
  • Jerry McPherson - Guitar
  • Kenny Greenburg - Guitar
  • Tom Bukovac - Guitar
  • Bruce Gaitsch - Guitar
  • B. James Lewfy - Guitar
  • Tony Harrell - Keyboards and Programmihg
  • Jimmy-Lee Sloas - Bass
  • Craig Nelson - Bass
  • Michael Bringnardello - Bass
  • Glenn Worff - Bass
  • Chris Carmichael - Strings
  • Jelly Roll Johnson - Harmonica
  • Ben Pops Strano - Trombone and Trumpet Solos
  • John Mock - Pipes, Buron and Penny Whistle
  • Greg Morrow - Drum Kit and Additional Programming
  • Jack Gavin - Conga
  • Eric Darken - Additional Percussion
  • Sax Solos and Horn Section: Jim Horn with Steve Herrman and Chris Dunn

    Produced by Peter Cetera & Tony Harrell
    Recording Engineer: Ben Pops Strano
    Mixing Engineer: Joe Hardy
    Mastering Engineers: Mark Chevalier and Jim Demain at
    YES MASTER, Nashville
    Additional Engineering and Assistance: Charlie Brocco, Scott Velazco
    Package Art & Design: Vickey Hanson,
    MOUNTAIN DREAMWORKS
    Inside Artwork: Senna Cetera

    Recorded and Mixed at The HUM DEPOT, Nashville

    Alison Krauss appears Courtesy of ROUNDER RECORDS

    www.petercetera.com



    1. Let It Snow

      Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
      But the fire is so delightful,
      And since we've no place to go,
      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

      It doesn't show signs of stopping,
      And I brought some corn for popping;
      The lights are turned way down low,
      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

      When we finally say good night,
      How I'll hate going out in the storm;
      But if you really hold me tight,
      All the way home I'll be warm.

      The fire is slowly dying,
      And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,
      But as long as you love me so.
      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

      When we finally say good night,
      How I'll hate going out in the storm;
      But if you really hold me tight,
      All the way home I'll be warm

      Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
      But the fire is so delightful,
      But as long as you love me so,
      Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
      Oh, let it snow,
      Ooh
      Oh, let it snow

    2. The Christmas Song

      Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
      Jack Frost nipping at your nose
      Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
      And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

      Everybody knows a turkey
      and some mistletoe
      Help to make the season bright
      Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
      Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

      They know that Santa's on his way
      He's loaded lots of toys
      and goodies on his sleigh
      And every mother's child is gonna spy
      To see if reindeer
      really know how to fly.

      And so I'm offering this simple phrase
      To kids from one to ninety-two
      Although it's been said
      many times, many ways
      Merry Christmas to you
    Bridge

      So I'm offering this simple phrase
      To kids from one to ninety-two
      Although it's been said
      many times, many ways
      Merry Christmas to you
      Merry Christmas to you

    3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

      Santa Claus Is coming
      All you better watch out
      Santa Claus Is coming
      All you better watch out

      You better watch out
      You better not cry
      You better not pout
      I'm telling you why
      Santa Claus is coming to town!

      He's making a list
      And checking it twice,
      Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
      Santa Claus is coming to town!
    Chorus:

    He sees you when you're sleeping
    He knows when you're awake.
    He knows if you've been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake
    Oh! you better be good tonight


      You better tin horns
      And lettle toy drums
      A rooty-toot-toot
      And a tum-tum-tum
      Santa Claus is coming to town

      Oh! you better be good tonight
    Chorus:

    He sees you when you're sleeping
    He knows when you're awake.
    He knows if you've been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake
    Oh! you better be good tonight

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    You better not pout
    I'm telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming to town !

    Oh, you better watch out
    Santa Claus is coming
    Oh, you better watch out
    Santa Claus is coming ...

    4. Blue Christmas

      I'll have a blue Christmas without you
      And I'll be so blue just thinking about you.
      Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
      Won't mean a thing dear if you're not here with me.

      And when the blue snowflakes start fallin'
      That's when those blue memories are callin'
      You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white
      But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.
    (Instrumental)

      You'll be doing all right with your Christmas of white
      But I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.

      Oh, but I'll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas ...

    5. Deck The Halls

      Deck the halls with boughs of holly
      'Tis the season to be jolly
      Don we now our gay apparel
      Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol

      See the blazing Yule before us.
      Strike the harp and join the chorus.
      Follow me in merry measure.
      While I tell of Yule-tide treasure.
      Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
      Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

      Fast away the old year passes.
      Hail the new year, lads and lasses
      Sing we joyous, all together.
      heedless of the wind and weather.
      Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
      Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
    (Instrumental ,,, fade out)

    6. 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
    (Instrumental)

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

    7. You Just Gotta Love Christmas

      Something beautiful
      Happens this time of the year
      Unbelievable
      Knowing that Christmas will soon be here

      Making an angel on new fallen snow
      Take an icicle souvenir
      It's so beautiful
      You just gotta love Christmas

      Something magical
      Happens this time every night
      So incredible
      Candles and ribbons and so many colored lights

      Gather the family and sit by the fire
      Sing when the gangs all here
      It's so magical
      You just gotta love Christmas

      1st Little children find it hard to sleep at night
      Waiting for old Santa and his reindeer
      A time to see each other in a different light
      There are so many reasons
      You just gotta love Christmas
    2nd
    Little children find it hard to sleep at night
    Waiting for old Santa till the morning light
    It's a time to see each other in a different way
    It's a wonderful time of the year
    You just gotta love Christmas

    8. Jingle Bells

      Jingle bells
      Jingle bells
      Don't stop ring to us
      Jingle bells

      Jingle bells
      Jingle bells

      Dashing through the snow
      In a one horse open sleigh
      Oer the fields we go
      Laughing all the way
      Bells in bobtails 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 fun it is to ride
      In a one horse open sleigh

      Jingle bells
      Jingle bells
      Jingle all the way
      O fun it is to ride
      In a one horse open sleigh
    (sax solo)

      Bells in bobtails 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 fun it is to ride
      In a one horse open sleigh

      Jingle bells
      Jingle bells
      Jingle all the way
      O fun it is to ride
      In a one horse open sleigh

      Jingle bells
      Jingle bells
      Don't stop ring to us
      Jingle bells

    9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

      God rest ye Merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
      Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day
      To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy
      Comfort and joy
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy

      From God our heavenly Father a blessed angel came
      And unto certain shepherds brought tiding to the same
      How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy
      Comfort and joy
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy

      Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy
      Comfort and joy
      O-o tidings of comfort and joy

    10. Winter Wonderland

      Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
      in the lane, snow is glistening
      A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight,
      Walking in a winter wonderland.

      Gone away is the bluebird,
      here to stay is a new bird
      He sings a love song, we go along,
      Walking in a winter wonderland.

      In the meadow we can build a snowman,
      Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
      He'll say: Are you married?
      we'll say: No man,
      But you can do the job
      when you're in town.

      Later on, we'll conspire,
      as we dream by the fire
      To face unafraid,
      the plans that we've made,
      Walking in a winter wonderland.

      Walking

      In the meadow we can build a snowman,
      Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
      He'll say: Are you married?
      we'll say: No man,
      But you can do the job
      when you're in town.

      Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
      in the lane, snow is glistening
      A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight,
      Walking in a winter wonderland.

      Walking
      O-o Walking
      Walking ...

    11. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind

      They woke up early on Christmas morning
      They saw the presents all around the tree
      It was everything they ever wanted
      They were happy as happy can be

      All at once something caught their eye
      On the floor neath the stockings on the chimney
      It was certainly a big surprise
      Everyone wondered what could it be
    Chorus:

    It was red and then green
    Silver then gold
    Hard to explain but a sight to behold
    A magical shimmering whirling delight
    And maybe it was meant for children to find
    Or something that Santa Claus left behind


      So incredible and so exciting
      As they followed it around the room
      But it was late and they were getting sleepy
      Christmas Day had ended too soon

      And when they woke up in the morning
      They tried to find it but it disappeared
      Mother said don't be disappointed
      Maybe you'll find it again next year
    Chorus

      The moral of the story
      When you're going to bed tonight
      If you dream and you just believe it
      It just might come true
      It could happen to you
    Chorus (x 2)

    12. Alone For The Holidays

      She said she always loved this time of year
      And how they used to celebrate when he was here
      Then he went away - nothing more to say
      He's not coming home
      She's gonna be alone for the holidays

      She wrote down every word in her diary
      She reads it now and then
      To remind her of how it used to be
      He's not here today - there's nothing more to say
      He's not coming home
      She's gonna be alone for the holidays

      She cries all night on Christmas Eve
      She just gets by on Christmas Day
      She's lost her will but kept her faith
      But he's not coming home
      She's gonna be alone for the holidays

      She cries all night on New Year's Eve
      She just gets by on New Year's Day
      She's lost her will but kept her faith
      He's never coming home
      She's gonna be alone
      Alone for the holidays
    (Instrumental ... fade out)