The Manhattan Transfer: Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Johnny Mandel (vocal arangements); John Pisano (guitar); Gerald Vinci, Arnold Belnick, Ron Clark (violin); Marilyn Baker, Sam Boghossian, Ken Burward-Hoy (viola); Larry Corbett, Ernie Erhardt, Igor Horoshevsky (cello); Gayle Levant, Carol Robbins, Amy Shulman (harp); Peter Christleib, Jon Clarke, Bob Cooper (reed, saxophone); Rick Baptist, Oscar Brashear, Charlie Davis (trumpet); Jeff De Rosa, Marni Johnson, Rick Todd (French horns); George Bohanon, Charles Loper, Dick Nash (trombone); Randy Kerber, Ian Underwood (keyboards); Anne Atkinson, Art Davis, Chuck Domanico (bass); Sol Gubin (drums, percussion); Ralph Humphrey (drums); Larry Bunker, Dan Greco (percussion); Sally Stevens, Nicolas Nackley, Jeffrey Smith, Quincey McCrary, Susan Stevens, Jason Kaleb Henley, Marc Smollin, Joseph Bwarie, Bobbi Page, Jonathan Redford, Josh Weiner, Marc Schillinger (background vocals).
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording and Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Johnny Mandel.
For their set of Christmas related material, the Manhattan Transfer welcome such guests as trumpeter Jack Sheldon (on "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"), Tony Bennett ("The Christmas Song"), trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb. With arrangements provided for the backing orchestra by Johnny Mandel on a few numbers, highlights of this disc include "Snowfall," a Santa medley and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." A pleasing set of jazz-influenced Christmas music. ~ Scott Yanow