Various ‎– The Best Christmas Album In The World...Ever!

Virgin ‎– 7243 8 42320 4 7, Virgin ‎– VTDMC 103
2 × Cassette, Compilation

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A1 John & Yoko* Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Written-By – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
A2 Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime
Written-By – Paul McCartney
A3 Wizzard (2) I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Written-By – Roy Wood
A4 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody
Producer – Chas ChandlerWritten-By – Jim Lea, Noddy Holder
A5 Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor HornWritten-By – Bob Geldof, Midge Ure
A6 The Pogues Fairytale Of New York
Producer – Steve LillywhiteVocals [Featuring] – Kirsty MacCollWritten-By – Jem Finer, Shane MacGowan
A7 Greg Lake I Believe In Father Christmas
Written-By – Greg Lake, Peter Sinfield
A8 The Pretenders 2000 Miles
Producer – Chris ThomasWritten-By – Chrissie Hynde
A9 Chris de Burgh A Spaceman Came Travelling
Producer – Robin Geoffrey CableWritten-By – Chris de Burgh
A10 Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Power Of Love
Producer – Trevor HornWritten-By – Brian Nash, Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole, Peter Gill
B1 Chris Rea Driving Home For Christmas
Producer – Jon KellyWritten-By, Producer – Chris Rea
B2 Elton John Step Into Christmas
Producer – Gus DudgeonWritten-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin
B3 Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone
Written-By – Bob Heatlie
B4 Gary Glitter Another Rock And Roll Christmas
Written-By – Eddie Seago, Gary Glitter, Mike Leander
B5 The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick
Written-By – Wilson*, Mike Love
B6 The Jackson 5 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Written-By – Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots
B7 Mike Oldfield In Dulce Jubilo
Producer – Mike OldfieldWritten-By – R. L. Pearsall*
B8 Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
Producer – Bob AndrewsWritten-By, Producer – Jona Lewie
B9 The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping
Written-By – G. Butler*
B10 Jethro Tull Ring Out, Solstice Bells
Written-By, Producer – Ian Anderson
B11 Bing Crosby & David Bowie Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy
Written-By – Kohan*, Simeone*, Onorati*, Fraser*, Davis*, Grossman*
C1 Bing Crosby White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
C2 Nat "King" Cole* The Christmas Song
Written-By – Mel Torme*, Robert Wells (2)
C3 Dean Martin Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Written-By – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
C4 Harry Belafonte Mary's Boy Child
Written-By – Jester Hairston
C5 Johnny Mathis When A Child Is Born
Written-By – Fred Jay, Zacar
C6 Cliff Richard Mistletoe And Wine
Written-By – Jeremy Paul (2), Keith Strachan, Lesley Stuart*
C7 Aled Jones Walking In The Air
Producer – John AltmanWritten-By – Howard Blake
C8 Robson & Jerome I Believe
Producer – Matt Aitken, Mike StockWritten-By – Al Stillman, Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl
C9 Doris Day Winter Wonderland
Written-By – Richard Smith*, Felix Bernard
C10 Adam Faith Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)
Written-By – Arthur Alexander
C11 Mel* & Kim* Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Producer – Stuart ColmanWritten-By – Johnny Marks
C12 State Of The Heart Last Christmas
Written-By – George Michael
D1 Andy Williams Happy Holiday
Written-By – Irving Berlin
D2 Eartha Kitt Santa Baby
Written-By – Joan Javits, Phil Springer*, Tony Springer
D3 Mud Lonely This Christmas
Written-By – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
D4 Roy Orbison Pretty Paper
Written-By – Willie Nelson
D5 Jim Reeves Silver Bells
Written-By – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans*
D6 Perry Como God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Arranged By – Ray Charles (2)Written-By – Traditional
D7 The Weavers We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Arranged By – Paul Campbell (2)
D8 The Spinners (2) The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Arranged By – The Spinners (2)Written-By – Traditional
D9 Steeleye Span Gaudete
Arranged By – Bob Johnson, Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick KempProducer – Jerry Boys, Steeleye SpanWritten-By – Traditional
D10 Bert Jansch In The Bleak Midwinter
Arranged By – Bert JanschComposed By – Gustav HolstLyrics By – Christina RossettiProducer – Ralph McTell
D11 Mary Margaret O'Hara What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Producer – Mary Margaret O'HaraWritten-By – Frank Loesser



Mike Love (B5) and Keith Strachan (C6) do not receive writing credits with the tapes.

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  • Other (Cassette 1 cat#): 7243 8 42321 46
  • Other (Cassette 2 cat#): 7243 8 42322 45

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VTDCD 103, 7243 8 42320 2 3, 7243 8 42320 23 Various The Best Christmas Album In The World...Ever!(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VTDCD 103, 7243 8 42320 2 3, 7243 8 42320 23 Europe 1996 Sell This Version