The Joyful Season

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The Joyful Season
Joyful Season.jpg
2005 CD reissue cover
Studio album by
GenreTraditional pop
LabelCapitol (LP)
DRG (CD)[1]
ProducerLee Gillette
Jo Stafford chronology
Jo Stafford's Sweet Hour of Prayer
The Joyful Season
Getting Sentimental over Tommy Dorsey
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

The Joyful Season is a 1964 Christmas album by Jo Stafford. It is unique in that it features Stafford accompanying herself as a vocal choir through the use of multitrack recording.[3][4] The album was reissued on CD in 2005 by DRG.[1][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Little Drummer Boy"
  2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
  3. "Deck the Halls"
  4. "White Christmas"
  5. "Jingle Bells"
  6. "Merry Christmas"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Christmas is the Season (of the Bells)"
  2. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  3. "Silver Bells"
  4. "Winter Wonderland"
  5. "Silent Night"

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Gesu Bambino"
  2. "Ave Maria"
  3. "Christmas Medley #1: Hark the Herald Angels Sing/The First Noel/O Come All Ye Faithful" (with Gordon MacRae)
  4. "Christmas Medley #2: Joy to the World/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (with Gordon MacRae)
  5. "Toys for Tots"


  1. ^ a b "The Joyful Season". DRG. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  2. ^ The Joyful Season at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  3. ^ "The Joyful Season (Capitol Records ad)". The Deseret News. 16 November 1964. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  4. ^ Bill Reed (2000). "An Interview With Jo". Songbirds. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Joyful Season". Venerable Music. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Joyful Season-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.