We scoured every Pop chart … every R&B chart … every Country chart …every Adult Contemporary chart … every Rock Tracks chart … every Dance/Disco Club Play chart … every Jazz chart … every Kid chart … every Bubbling Under chart … every Catalog chart … and, of course, every Christmas/Holiday chart … to fill this book with charted holiday classics cover to cover. If it’s about Christmas and it made the charts – any Billboard chart – it’s here! Nothing warms the heart more than a familiar Christmas song, be it a sacred hymn – “O Holy Night,” “The First Noel” or “Silent Night” – or a secular favorite – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” or “White Christmas” – and Christmas In The Charts 1920-2004 covers them all. For merry measure, we’ve also listed every chart hit that could be classified as a seasonal song about “Winter,” “Snow” or “Cold December Days,” including titles such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Winter World Of Love.” Also listed are all New Year’s-related chart hits – for example, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” and “It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve.”
Arranged by Artist, Complete with Full Chart Data & All the Trimmings on Every Chart Entry for Every Christmas Hit
… Chart genre • Chart debut date • Peak chart position • Total weeks charted • Every chart entry of each hit is listed separately in chronological order by debut date. (For instance, Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” single is listed 23 times; while “Elvis Presley’s “Christmas Album” is listed 32 times!) • Original label and number • Any label changes for titles that charted for several decades • The B-sides of all charted vinyl singles are shown • Record price guide lists values of near-mint copies of each Christmas record • Special symbols denote special types of singles, such as Instrumental, Novelty, Comedy, Live and more • Artist biographies • Comprehensive title notes • A complete track listing for every album entry lists all tracks in the order in which they appear on the album (with all tracks that appear in the Singles Section shown in bold type).
Christmas Photo Album…
A very special 24-page photo section shows 286 individual, black-and-white photos of Christmas picture sleeves, album covers, 45 rpm and 78 rpm labels, CD and cassette singles, EPs and more!
Plus Special Sections
… Complete A-Z Singles Title Section lists both the artist and the songwriter for each entry • Complete A-Z Album Tracks Section lists all tracks from all charted Christmas albums • Singles and Albums “Wrap-Up” Sections show which artists and which records had the most chart entries.