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A Very Special Acoustic Christmas

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Every year since 1987, there's been A Very Special Christmas record of one sort or another, the proceeds of which go to the Special Olympics. This year's A Very Special Acoustic Christmas is as great as any previous year's efforts, even though it's deliciously unplugged. Country music superstars like Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, and Wynonna are balanced by such legendary country and bluegrass figures as Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, and Willie Nelson (doing a version of Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas" that's almost as haunting as Brown's). Throw in the father of newgrass Sam Bush's sparkling "Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," Tift Merritt's sensual "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and a handful of other luminaries and you get a 16-tune acoustic set long on value that ends with multi-Grammy-winner Norah Jones singing "Peace." –Martin Keller

1. Silent Night - Reba McEntire
2. Frosty The Snowman - Dan Tyminski
3. Please Come Home For Christmas - Willie Nelson
4. Just Put a Ribbon In Your Hair - Alan Jackson
5. Only You Can Bring Me Cheer (Gentleman's Lady) - Alison Krauss
6. Even Santa Claus Gets The Blues - Marty Stuart
7. Jingle Bells - Earl Scruggs
8. Christmas Is Near - Ralph Stanley
9. O Come All Ye Faithful - Patty Loveless
10. O Holy Night - Wynonna
11. Winter Wonderland - Pat Green
12. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Sam Bush
13. Away In A Manger - Ricky Skaggs
14. Christmas Time At Home - Rhonda Vincent
15. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Tift Merritt
16. Peace - Norah Jones