Christmas Time
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: May 1985 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: The Christmas Hit Collection (Arcade, 1989)
The Best Of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 1995)
A Musical Christmas From The Vatican / DVD (2002)
The Very Best Of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 2005)
Christmas #1 Hits (2006)
Now Christmas 3 (Wrner Music Canada, 2008)
Charts: #4 - Billboard Christmas Chart / 1985 (2 weeks on the chart)
#18 - Swiss Charts / January 1986 (one week on the chart)
#19 - Swedish Charts / January 1986 (3 weeks on the chart)
#31- Billboard Top Rock Tracks Chart / 1985 (3 weeks on the chart)
#33 - Netherlands "De Nationale Hitparade" Chart / January 1986
#39 - The Record (Canada) / December 23, 1985 (4 weeks on the chart)
#55 - UK Charts / December 1985 (2 weeks on the chart)
Awards: 1986 - Gold Single Award for 50,000 sales of the 45 RPM single in Canada
Audio:
  Bryan Adams: acoustic guitar, vocal, backing vocal
Jim Vallance: piano, organ, bass, percussion, backing vocal
Keith Scott: lead guitar
Mickey Curry: drums
 
Produced by Bob Clearmountain, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. 

Recorded May 1985 at Distorto Studios, Vancouver, by Jim Vallance.  Additional recording June 1985 at Cliffhanger Studios, Vancouver, by Neil Dorfsman.  Editing and additional recording October 1985 by Bob Clearmountain at the Power Station, New York. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Comments:
In 2001 Bryan performed "Christmas Time" at the Vatican for Pope John-Paul II. The performance was included on a DVD, released in 2002, titled "A Musical Christmas From The Vatican".

Twenty years after it was first recorded, the song still receives significant radio airplay each year during the Christmas season.
Lyrics:
Three different 45RPM vinyl sleeves for the single "Christmas Time" >
We waited all through the year
For the day to appear
When we could be together in harmony

You know the time will come
Peace on earth for everyone
And we can live forever
In a world where we are free
Let it shine for you and me

There’s something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
That makes you wish it was Christmas every day
To see the joy in the children’s eyes
The way that the old folks smile
Says that Christmas will never go away

We're all as one tonight
Makes no difference if you're black or white
If we can keep the spirit
More than one day of the year
Send a message loud and clear

There’s something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
That makes you wish it was Christmas every day
To see the joy in the children’s eyes
The way that the old folks smile
Says that Christmas will never go away

It's the time of year when everyone's together
We'll celebrate here on Christmas Day
When the ones you love are there
You can feel the magic in the air
You know it's everywhere

There’s something about Christmas time
There’s something about Christmas time

There’s something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
That makes you wish it was Christmas every day
To see the joy in the children’s eyes
The way that the old folks smile
Says that Christmas will never go away

Please tell me Christmas will never go away