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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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] The next month, it peaked at number two on Billboard's Top Kid's Albums on December 13, 1997.[6] 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.[7]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2.5/5 stars

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".[8]

Promo advertising the CD and cassette of Happy Holidays Love, Barney and the VHS of Waiting for Santa.

Promo advertising Happy Holidays Love, Barney alongside the VHS of Barney's Good Day, Good Night.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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
4. "My Dreidel" Traditional 1:09
5. "Suzy Snowflake" Roy Bennett • Sid Tepper 1:02
6. "It's Snowing!" Wolf 1:22
7. "A Holly Jolly Christmas" Marks 1:46
8. "Jingle Bell Rock Joe Beal • Jim Boothe 1:55
9. "The 12 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 Snowman" 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 Housetop" 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
Total length: 34:22





Credits for Happy Holidays Love, Barney adapted from AllMusic.

Managerial and creative




  • Frank Salazar - engineer
  • David Rosenbald - mixer


Chart (1997) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Holiday Albums 11
US Billboard Top Kid Albums 2
US Billboard 200 150

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Original September 30, 1997 Cassette • CD Lyrick
United Kingdom 1998 PolyGram
Various 2003 CD HIT • Koch
South Africa 2005 HIT • NEXT
Various December 6, 2011[9] digital download HIT
April 10, 2020[10] digital download • streaming Arts • Mattel