Music

Ballard C. Boyd plays the ukulele. And he’s made a tradition of recording a new ukulele Christmas album every year for thirteen consecutive holiday seasons (a baker’s dozen), as a gift to friends and family.

In 2017, Ballard recorded A Quaint Christmas” – a small Holiday sampler that’s available free for download.

The earlier twelve albums are available too, below. Not available in any store (because Ballard only owns the rights to the few songs he’s written). You also can download the original cover art by designer Pete Holm, print it out yourself and impress your whole family.

Share with your friends, enemies and small children, and enjoy. Happy Holidays, y’all!

A QUAINT CHRISTMAS – 2017

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  1. Good Old Fashioned Country Christmas
  2. Santa Tell Me
  3. Tennessee Christmas

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Produced and recorded by Ballard C. Boyd on the 7th floor of the Ed Sullivan Theater Building, Broadway, New York City, and in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

ALONE ON CHRISTMAS – 2016

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  1. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  2. Old Toy Trains
  3. All Alone On Christmas

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Produced and recorded by Ballard C. Boyd on the 7th floor of the Ed Sullivan Theater Building, Broadway, New York City, and in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

THERE’S NOEL IN CHRISTMAS – 2015

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  1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  2. Marshmallow World
  3. Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

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Produced and recorded by Ballard C. Boyd in the basement of the Ed Sullivan Theater, Broadway, New York City.
Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

PRETTY PAPER – 2014

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  1. I’ve Shopped Everywhere
  2. Blue Christmas Lights
  3. Pretty Paper (featuring Jen Kwok)

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Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Featuring Jen Kwok on “Pretty Paper”. Cover art by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

SUDDENLY IT’S CHRISTMAS – 2013

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  1. Home For The Holidays
  2. Suddenly It’s Christmas
  3. Winter Wonderland

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Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Cover art by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

MISTLETOE – 2012

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  1. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  2. Mistletoe
  3. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

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Produced and mixed in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Cover illustration by Kelsey Fox Bennett. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN! – 2011

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  1. Sleigh Ride
  2. Honky Tonk Christmas
  3. The Christmas Waltz
  4. Man With The Bag

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Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

WAIT, IT’S CHRISTMAS ALREADY?

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  1. Please Christmas Don’t Be Late
  2. Egg Nog Surprise
  3. Frosty The Snowman
  4. The Firewood Song
  5. Merry Christmas Polka

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Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY & Franklin, TN. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Egg Nog Surprise” written by Ballard C. Boyd. Music for “The Firewood Song” written by Ballard C. Boyd, with all lyrics originally from “The Firewood Poem” written by Celia Congreve. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

YULE KULELE – 2009

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  1. Cool Yule
  2. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  3. Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
  4. A Christmas Lullabye
  5. Gingerbread Man Tuxedo
  6. A Christmas Kazoo Medley
  7. The 25 Days Of Christmas

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Produced and mixed in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. “A Christmas Lullabye” & “Gingerbread Man Tuxedo” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS – 2008

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  1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  2. Christmas Tree Lights
  3. The Christmas Song
  4. Christmas In Your Eyes
  5. Merry Christmas From The Family
  6. Please Come Home For Christmas
  7. Holly Jolly Christmas

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Produced and mixed by Brett Murphy @ Surround Arts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Christmas Tree Lights” & “Christmas In Your Eyes” & the super secret “Hey, Santa” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS WITH U – 2007

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  1. Christmas Time’s A Comin’
  2. Christmas With U
  3. Blue Christmas
  4. Jingle Bell Rock
  5. Don’t Know Much ‘Bout Hanukkah
  6. Christmas For Cowboys
  7. Christmas Cookies
  8. A Party For Santa Claus

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Produced and mixed by Lee Noble @ Radex Studios, Franklin, TN. Artwork by Pete Holm. “Christmas With U” & “Don’t Know Much ‘Bout Hanukkah” written by Ballard himself. Click here to download a .zip file of the entire album. Enjoy!

UKULELE HOLIDAY – 2006

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  1. Here Comes Santa Claus
  2. Hippopotamus For Christmas
  3. Feliz Navidad
  4. Baby It’s Cold Outside
  5. I Wanna Spend Christmas With You
  6. Christmas Upside Down
  7. Carolina Christmas

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Also recorded, produced, and mixed in the same 3 x 3 ft. space in Ballard’s tiny Colorado apartment. “Christmas Upside Down” written by Ballard himself. Or click here to download a .zip file of the entire album.

A UKULELE CHRISTMAS – 2005

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  1. I’m Coming Home For Christmas
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  3. Santa Baby
  4. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  5. Christmas Eve Morning Blues
  6. It Must’ve Been Ol’ Santa Claus
  7. Mele Kalikimaka

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Recorded, produced, and mixed in the same 3 x 3 ft. space in Ballard’s tiny apartment in Colorado. Or click here to download a .zip file of the entire album.