An Atlanta Christmas

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Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five year old's Christmas wish writ large and come true!

Christmas is memories. Come share a few of our favorites, from an elementary-school pageant only a parent could love, to a holiday spent overseas in 1915, to office parties where strangers force themselves into festive patterns — and sometimes discover that they become what they pretend to be. Learn what goes on behind the beard of a shopping-mall Santa, and what the reaction might have been the first time a family wanted to decorate a tree in the parlor.

Also available for the first time in this collection: Three very different perspectives on the same Civil War holiday; songs of the season by Alton Leonard and Juliana Finch; and more!

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Recording engineering by Jim Peliksza, Henry Howard, William Alan Ritch and David Carter. Recorded at Pangea Studios, Audio Craft Studio, Georgia Public Broadcasting and GA Radio Reading Service. Editing and mixing by David Benedict and Bob Zimmerman. Mastering by Bob Zimmerman. Foley Sound Effects by Sonya Arundar, Lili Bilbao and David Benedict. Music by Brad Weage, Alton Leonard and Juliana Finch.

“An Atlanta Christmas” was written for the stage by Thomas E Fuller, and originally produced for Onstage Atlanta in 1992.


Disc One

  1. Carol: Old Atlanta Christmas
  2. Opening
  3. The Tree Comes to Atlanta
  4. Carol: Sans Day Carol
  5. Civil War Triptych
  6. Carol: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  7. Mr. Currier, Mr. Ives, and All That Snow
  8. O Tannenbaum
  9. Carol: Wexford Carol
  10. Cut-Out Christmas

Disc Two

  1. USO Christmas
  2. Carol: What You’re Wishing For by Juliana Finch
  3. Davy Crockett and Me
  4. The Ultimate Christmas Play
  5. Some Assembly Required (The Bicycle)
  6. Carol: Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  7. Are You Lonely Tonight?
  8. Dedication
  9. The Santa Claus Blues
  10. Closing Credits

Additional information

Weight4.0 oz
Dimensions7.50 x 5.25 x .50 in
Audio Type

CD, Digital Download

Written By

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Adapted By

Daniel Taylor

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Length

1 hr 55 min

Release Date

2011