Train, OneRepublic Spread Good Cheer For ‘A Very Special Christmas’

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Some of the biggest stars in music are lending their voices for the 25th Anniversary of A Very Special Christmas.

The charity album series, which has been raising money for Special Olympics since 1987, is releasing two albums in honor of the milestone featuring Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks, OneRepublic, Dave Matthews and many more.

A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary features Train covering “Joy To The World,” Michael Bublè doing his best impression of Bing Crosby on “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas,” and Cheap Trick, who turned their hit “I Want You To Want Me” into “I Want You For Christmas.”

Bringing Peace on Earth features American Idol alum Jason Castro, Building 429 and NEEDTOBREATHE.

Check out the tracklistings for both albums below.
A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary

“Joy To The World” - Train

“Something In The Air” – Lauriana Mae, Jono, Grayson Sanders

“Angels We Have Heard On High” – Jewel

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” – Michael Buble

“Do You Hear What I Hear” – Jordin Sparks

“I Want You For Christmas” – Cheap Trick

“Mary, Did You Know” – Rascal Flatts

“Best Christmas Ever” –Wonder Girls

“Tennessee Christmas” – Amy Grant

“Christmas Without You” – OneRepublic

“Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” — Vince Gill

“Please Come Home For Christmas” – Martina McBride

“Winter Wonderland” – Jason Mraz

“December 25″ – Francesca Battistelli

“The Christmas Song (9.18.10, Chicago, IL)” – Dave Matthews

“Oh Holy Night” – Christina Aguilera


Bringing Peace on Earth

“Because It’s Christmas” – Sidewalk Prophets

“Gloria (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Angels We Have Heard On High)” – Jason Castro

“Baby Boy” – For King & Country

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel ” – Francesca Battistelli

“O Holy Night” – Group 1 Crew

“Bethlehem Skies” – Dara Maclean, Dave Barnes

“Jesus, Savior” – Chris August

“Christmas Together” – Jamie Grace

“Go Tell It On A Mountain” — NEEDTOBREATHE

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (He Has Come For Us)” – Meredith Andrews

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” – Big Daddy Weave

“I Believe” – Natalie Grant

“For The Beauty Of The Earth (Nativity Version)” — BarlowGirl

“We Three Kings” – Building 429

“Labor Of Love” – Point of Grace

“When Love Was Born” – Mark Schultz

-Shannon Carlin, CBS Local


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