- Released: October 14, 2008
- Label: Sony Classics
- 1.I'll Be Home for Christmas
- 2.Christmas Island
- 3.The Christmas Waltz
- 4.Do You Hear What I Hear?
- 5.Sleigh Ride / Marshmallow World
- 7.Silver Bells
- 8.Come on Ring Those Bells
- 9.What Child Is This?
- 10.Home on Christmas Day
- 11.Born on Christmas Day
- 12.Sleep Well Little Children / What a Wonderful World
Personnel: Kristin Chenoweth (vocals); George Doering (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Doug Livingston (pedal steel guitar); Eric Rigler (flute); Robbie Buchanan (piano, keyboards, programming); Randy Waldman (piano); Neil Stubenhaus (upright bass); Harvey Mason, Sr. (drums); Aaron J. Sala, Johnson Enos, Aubrey Buchanan, Christine Ebner, Beverley Staunton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Mick Guzauski; Tom Bender.
Arrangers: Robbie Buchanan; Jorge Calandrelli; Jonathan Tunick; Bob Krogstad.
Best known for her appearances in Broadway musicals and her television show KRISTIN, Kristin Chenoweth is an actress and singer who has also enjoyed a career as a recording artist. A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND CHRISTMAS (2008) finds the classically trained vocalist giving her renditions of contemporary Christmas songs ("I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Silver Bells") and traditional fare ("What Child is This?"). Those already familiar with Chenoweth's refined soprano will find much to appreciate on this elegant holiday release.