Christmas Is Almost Here (2002)                           

Christmas Is Almost Here   :   Lyrics

White Christmas   :   Lyrics

O Come, All Ye Faithful   :   Lyrics

The Land Of Christmas (Mary)   :   Lyrics

Silent Night   :   Lyrics

Twelve Gates To The City   :   Lyrics

I'll Be Home For Christmas   :   Lyrics

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen   :   Lyrics

Heaven   :   Lyrics

Pretty Paper   :   Lyrics

Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas   :   Lyrics

Happy X-mas (War Is Over)   :   Lyrics

Forgive   :   Lyrics

The Night Before Christmas   :   Lyrics

Liners & Credits

Thanks to: Apogee Electronics, Betty Bennett, Amy Burr (& all at Gateway Mastering), Gloria Boyce, Judi Castano, Larry Ciancia, Bob Clearmountain, Gemma Corfield, Rose Mann, Michael Jennings Offen, The Peninsula Hotel, Mark Rothbaum, Arlyne Rothberg, Carole Bayer Sager & Sally Taylor

Merry Christmas to the whole world, and I pray that what John Lennon wrote in "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" comes to pass. And thanks and love to all, to those who have shared Christmases with me over the years, and years of cards - in our living rooms with guitars and pianos and mandolins or plain vocal prowess. How lucky we have been to have one another. So many come to mind. The departed. The lost ones, the ones who are found and will be lost again, and the ones who really may be found. May we all be able to abandon ourselves to higher truths and like our friends with snowflakes in their faces and on a bobtail sled be "laughing all the way."

Produced by Don Was & Carly Simon
Recorded , Engineered & Mixed by Don Was
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Recorded in Room 139, The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Mixed at The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA
Digital Voodoo by Nick Brophy
Assisted by J. D. Andrew
Recording, Engineering & Mixing on "Twelve Gates To The City", Mixing on "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Ed Cherney
Recording, Engineering & Mixing on "Heaven", Add'l Recording & Mixing on "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" & "Pretty Paper"; Add'l Recording on "Silent Night" & "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" by Jimmy Parr at Parr Audio, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Newly Recorded Selections for the 2003 Release:
"White Christmas", Produced by Carly Simon * Engineered by Chris Papastephanou * Mixed by Carly Simon * Recorded & Mixed at Carole's Studio
"Forgive", Produced by Carly Simon, Andreas Vollwenweider & Jimmy Parr * Engineered by Jimmy Parr * Mixed by Carly Simon * Recorded & Mixed on Martha's Vineyard, MA
"The Night Before Christmas", Produced by Frank Filipetti, Carly Simon, Russ Kunkel

Production Coordination: Cindi Peters, Denise Searle & Blue Cullen
A&R Supervision: Robin Hurley & David McLees
Design: Julie Vlasak & Nancy Hopkins
Front Cover, Back Cover & Disc Photographs: Peter Simon
Inside Booklet Photographs: Max S. Gerber
except for Andreas Vollenweider photo by Dude Durst and Burt Bacharach photo courtesy of Linda Dozoretz Communications
Product Manager: Mike Engstrom
Project Assistance: Gary Peterson, Tim Scanlin, Sheryl Farber & Jimmy Edwards
Personal Management: Arlyne Rothberg
Legal Representation: L. Lee Phillips
Webmaster: Jodie Wright
Don Was c/o World End (America) Inc.
Willie Nelson appears courtesy of Lost Highway Records