Carpenters - Christmas Portrait
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-4726
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo, CRC Pressing
Country: US
Date of released: 1978
Category: Pop
Style: Ballad
Genre: Pop
Musician: Carpenters
Album's name: Christmas Portrait
ZIP archive size: 1447

Carpenters - Christmas Portrait

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 O Come, O Come Immanuel
Adapted By – Richard Carpenter
Overture (4:38)
A2a Deck The Hall
A2b I Saw Three Ships
A2c Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Written-By – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
A2d God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
A2e Away In A Manger
Written-By – Carl Mueller, Jonathan Spilman*, Martin Luther
A2f What Child Is This
A2g Carol Of The Bells
A2h O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
A3 Christmas Waltz
Written-By – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
A4 Sleigh Ride
Written-By – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
A5a It's Christmas Time
Written-By – A. Stillman*, V. Young*
A5b Sleep Well, Little Children
Written-By – A. Bergman*, L. Klatzkin*
A6 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Written-By – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
A7 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written-By – Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots
A8 Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Written-By – Mel Torme*, Robert Wells
A9 Silent Night 3:19
B1 Jingle Bells 1:10
B2a First Snowfall
Written-By – J. F. Burke*, P. F. Webster*
B2b Let It Snow
Written-By – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
B3 Carol Of The Bells
Arranged By – Nick Perito
B4 Merry Christmas Darling
Producer – Jack DaughertyWritten-By – Frank Pooler, Richard Carpenter
B5 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Written-By – Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent
B6 Christ Is Born
Written-By – D. Bartolucci*, R. Charles*
B7a Winter Wonderland
Written-By – Dick Smith , Felix Bernard
B7b Silver Bells
Written-By – Jay Livingston-Ray Evans*
B7c White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
B8 Ave Maria
Adapted By – Charles Gounod

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Record Company – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia House
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute


  • Arranged By – Nick Perito (tracks: A2)
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Billy May (tracks: A4, A6, A8, B5, B7), Peter Knight (tracks: A2, A3, A5, A7, A9 to B3, B6, B8), Richard Carpenter (tracks: A1, B4)
  • Art Direction, Design – Tim Bryant
  • Bass – Joe Osborn
  • Drums – Cubby O'Brien, Ron Tutt
  • Engineer – Dave Iveland*, Ray Gerhardt, Roger Young
  • Guitar – Bob Bain, Tommy Tedesco, Tony Peluso
  • Harp – Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
  • Illustration – Robert Tannenbaum
  • Keyboards – Pete Jolly, Richard Carpenter
  • Management [Personal] – Jerry Weintraub
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Oboe – Earl Dumler, John Ellis
  • Producer [Associate] – Karen Carpenter
  • Producer, Concept By [Conceived] – Richard Carpenter
  • Tenor Saxophone – Bob Messenger
  • Vocals – Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Tom Bahler Chorale


Columbia House club edition denoted by "CRC" printed on spine.
Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute pressing denoted by "T1" etch in runouts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): AM SP 5189-TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): AM SP 5190-TI
  • Other (On Spine): CRC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-3210, R 134732 Carpenters Christmas Portrait ‎(LP, Album, Club, RCA) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-3210, R 134732 US 1978
CS-4726 Carpenters Christmas Portrait ‎(Cass, Album, Club) A&M Records CS-4726 US 1978
SP-4726 Carpenters Christmas Portrait ‎(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records SP-4726 US 1978
31C 064 61916 Carpenters Christmas Portrait ‎(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 31C 064 61916 Brazil 1978
394 726-2 Carpenters Christmas Portrait ‎(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records, Universal Music 394 726-2 Brazil Unknown

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