1981 Kenny Rogers – Christmas

Christmas is the twelfth studio album and the first Christmas album by Kenny Rogers released in 1981.

The album features several songs that were already well-known at the time including “White Christmas”, “When A Child is Born”, “Carol of the Bells” and “My Favorite Things”. Several original Christmas songs are also included, which have also now become well-known via this album.

Christmas was also the origin of Kenny’s first holiday single, “Kentucky Home Made Christmas”. This song was also later included on the various artists compilation “Now That’s What I Call Christmas!: 36 Christmas Songs – The Signature Collection” in 2003.

The album peaked at #10 on the U.S. Country charts and #34 on the overall U.S. charts.


1  Christmas Everyday 3:43
2  Kentucky Homemade Christmas 4:14
3  Carol Of The Bells 2:43
4  Sweet Little Jesus Boy 3:03
5  Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of The Year 2:43
6  White Christmas 2:47
7  My Favorite Things 2:59
8  O Holy Night 4:38
9  When A Child Is Born 3:50
10  Kids (Bonus) 2:42



BassDavid Hungate
BassNathan East
BassJerry Scheff
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarIra Newborn
Fender RhodesClarence McDonald
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
PianoBarnaby Finch
PianoLincoln Mayorga
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCindy Fee
Background VocalsGwenche Machu
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsJuanice Charmaine
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsTerry Williams
VocalsKenny Rogers

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