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Merry, Merry Christmas
Studio album by New Kids on the Block
Released September 19, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop, holiday
Length 42:17
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice Starr
Professional reviews
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Merry, Merry Christmas is the third album by pop act New Kids on the Block, released in the United States by Columbia Records on September 19, 1989 (see 1989 in music). It is a holiday album, featuring seasonal songs, both cover versions and original material. Released at a time when the group was peaking, it went double platinum and spawned the top ten single, "This One's for the Children." On October 14, 2008 the album was released to iTunes.


Track listing

All tracks written by Al Lancellotti/Maurice Starr, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "This One's for the Children" (Starr)
  2. "Last Night I Saw Santa Claus"
  3. "I'll Be Missin You Come Christmas (A Letter to Santa)" (Kenny Nolan/Starr)
  4. "I Still Believe In Santa Claus"
  5. "Merry, Merry Christmas"
  6. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé/Robert Wells)
  7. "Funky, Funky Xmas" (Donnie Wahlberg/Starr)
  8. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin)
  9. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Davis/Henry Onorati/Harry Simeone)
  10. "This One's for the Children (Reprise)" (Starr)
iTunes version
  • "This One's For the Children" music video


  • "This One's For The Children" – October 1989
  • "Funky, Funky Xmas" – December 1989

Chart positions

Year Chart Positions
1989 U.S. Billboard 200 9
1989 UK Album Chart 13
1990 Swedish Albums Chart[3] 43


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Merry, Merry Christmas - New Kids On The Block". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Marc. "Review: New Kids On The Block: Merry Merry Christmas (Epic)". Smash Hits (EMAP Metro) (28 November-11 December 1990): 60. 
  3. ^ Merry, Merry Christmas on Swedish charts


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