- Released: October 7, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: MCA Special Products
- 1.Colorado Christmas
- 2.We Three Kings
- 3.Christmas Dinner
- 4.One Christmas Tree
- 5.Silent Night
- 6.This Christmas Morning
- 7.Silver Bells
- 8.It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
- 9.Love Has Brought Him Here
- 10.The Little Drummer Boy
- 11.Jingle Bells
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna (vocals, electric, slide, 12-string & baritone guitars, washboard); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, field drum); Bob Carpenter (vocals, piano, accordion, organ, synthesizer, percussion); Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica, percussion).
Additional personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Richie Furay (vocals); John McEuen (banjo, mandolin); Vassar Clements (fiddle); Chris Engleman, Gary Lunn (bass).
Recorded at Kerr/Macy Studios, Denver, Colorado and at Scruggs Sound and Quad Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, washboard); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums); Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Bob Carpenter (vocals, accordion, piano, organ, synthesizer, percussion); Richie Furay (vocals); John McEuen (banjo, mandolin); Vassar Clements (fiddle); Jimmie Fadden (harmonica, drums, percussion); Gary Lunn, Chris Engleman (electric bass).
Audio Mixers: Steve Marcantonio; Todd Gunnerson.
Recording information: Kerr; Kerr-Macy Studios, Denver, CO; MAcy Studios, Denver, CO; Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Scruggs Sound, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Michael Wilson .
Arrangers: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Jeff Hanna; Jimmie Fadden; Jimmy Ibbotson; Bob Carpenter.
The Christmas Album finds the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band turning in a typically tasteful album and a surprisingly strong country holiday record. Along with a couple recent holiday tunes and originals, the Dirt Band puts their distinctive spin on traditional carols like "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "Little Drummer Boy." The end result is quite charming and should appeal to much of the Dirt Band's hardcore following. ~ Thom Owens