Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals); Andrew Gold (acoustic guitar); Bob Mann (acoustic & electric guitars); Dean Parks (electric guitar, mandolin); Waddy Wachtel (electric guitars); Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Warren Ham (harmonica); Robbie Buchanan (piano, keyboards); Alan Lindgrin (piano); Ladd Thomas (organ); Bob Magnusson (acoustic bass); Leland Sklar, Bob Glaub, Jimmy Johnson (bass); Russ Kunkel, Nathaniel Kunkel (drums); Mike Fisher, M.B. Gordy (percussion); Peter Asher (programming).
Recorded from January to August 1992.
Personnel includes: Neil Diamond, The 139th Street Quartet (vocals); Waddy Wachtel, Bob Mann, Michael Thompson (guitar); Kenny Blackwell (mandolin); Carl Smith (lute); Jon Clarke (flute, recorder, woodwinds); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Robbie Buchanan (harmonium, piano, keyboards, percussion); Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren (piano); Billy Payne (B-3 organ); Alan Estes (vibraphone, marimba); M.B. Gordy (vibraphone, timpani, percussion); Bob Magnusson (bass); Carlos Vega (drums, percussion); Vince Charles (steel drums); Peter Asher (percussion).
Recorded at Angel Recording Studios Ltd., London England; Arch Angel Recording Studio and Conway Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Featuring many classic Christmas carols and hymns, as well as John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," "Jingle Bell Rock," and an original Neil Diamond composition in "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM is a treasure trove of Christmas cheer hosted by one of the most abiding names in the American pop canon.