Happy Holidays Love, Barney (Happy Christmas Love, Barney in the United Kingdom) is an album that was released on CD and cassette on September 30, 1997, distributed under the music division of Lyrick Studios. It was later re-released in 2003 under Koch Records.
On April 10, 2020, the album was transferred to Warner Music Group's Arts Music division, along with other Barney albums, as Mattel entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement between the company, announced on May 1, 2020.
Happy Holidays Love, Barney is the sixth album released by the purple dinosaur and is the first holiday themed album in the franchise, but the second Christmas cassette, after "Waiting for Santa". The holiday album soon to come would be Feliz Navidad con Amor Barney.
The same year of the album's release, it commercially went on to peak at number eleven on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart on November 29, 1997. The next month, it peaked at number two on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on December 13, 1997. On the same day, the album went on to be in Billboard's 200 peaking at #150, making it the third Barney album to hit the Billboard 200 chart.
At AllMusic, Ross Boissoneau rated the album two and a half stars out of five, saying that Happy Holidays Love, Barney is "Strictly for fans" as most of the album features traditional Christmas and holidays songs. However, Boissoneau stated that the arrangements are "snappy".
|1.||"I Love the Holidays"||David Bernard Wolf||1:52|
|2.||"Jingle Bells"||James Pierpont||1:20|
|3.||"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"||Johnny Marks||1:36|
|5.||"Suzy Snowflake"||Roy Bennett • Sid Tepper||1:02|
|7.||"A Holly Jolly Christmas"||Marks||1:46|
|8.||"Jingle Bell Rock||Joe Beal • Jim Boothe||1:55|
|9.||"The Twelve Days of Christmas"||Traditional||3:57|
|10.||"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"||Sammy Cahn • Jule Styne||1:05|
|11.||"Frosty the Snow Man"||Steve Nelson • Jack Rollins||1:51|
|12.||"Winter Wonderland"||Felix Bernard • Dick Smith||2:13|
|13.||"Habari Gani"||James McBride||1:08|
|14.||"Over the River and Through the Woods"||Traditional||1:31|
|15.||"Hey Santa Claus"||Angelo Natalie||2:15|
|16.||"Up On the House-Top"||Traditional||1:23|
|17.||"Deck the Halls"||Traditional||1:32|
|18.||"Sleigh Ride"||Leroy Anderson • Mitchell Parish||1:32|
|19.||"It's Twinkle Time"||Natalie||1:58|
|20.||"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"||Traditional||0:53|
|21.||"I Love You"||Lee Bernstein • Traditional||1:58|
Credits for Happy Holidays Love, Barney adapted from AllMusic.
Managerial and creative
|Chart (1997)||Peak Position|
|US Billboard Top Holiday Albums||11|
|US Billboard Top Kid Albums||2|
|US Billboard 200||150|
|Various||September 30, 1997||Cassette • CD||Lyrick|
|Various||2003||CD||HIT • Koch|
|South Africa||2005||HIT • NEXT|
|Various||December 6, 2011||digital download||HIT|
|April 10, 2020||digital download • streaming||Arts • Mattel|
- The preview for this album is announced by Dean Barnett. This preview appears on the 1998 reprint of Waiting for Santa and the original 1999 printing of Barney's Night Before Christmas.
- A sample of this album is featured on the Barney's Night Before Christmas DVD.
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