An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album by The Carpenters, released in 1984 after the death of singer/drummer Karen Carpenter.
The album project had its genesis in several unused tracks from the Carpenters’ previous Christmas album, 1978’s Christmas Portrait. Richard Carpenter took these tracks and recorded new material around them, and this album was the end result. The album (in its original LP and cassette form) includes the slow version of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (a faster version appeared on the Christmas Portrait album).
A 1984 expanded CD reissue of Christmas Portrait included several tracks from An Old Fashioned Christmas. In 1996 a 2-CD set, Christmas Collection, was issued containing both albums in their original running order.
Style: Vocal, Ballad
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Overture (Happy Holiday / The First Noel / March Of The Toys / Little Jesus / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / In Dulce Jubilo / Gesu Bambino / Angels We Have Heard On High)
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
O Holy Night
Home For The Holidays
Medley (Here Comes Santa Claus / Frosty The Snowman / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Good King Wenceslas)
Little Altar Boy
Do You Hear What I Hear?
My Favourite Things
He Came Here For Me
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Selections From “Nutcracker”
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day