A Very Special Christmas is the first in the A Very Special Christmas series of Christmas-themed compilation albums produced to benefit the Special Olympics. The album was released in mid October 1987, and production was overseen by Jimmy Iovine for A&M Records. A Very Special Christmas has raised millions of dollars for the Special Olympics. The cover artwork was designed by Keith Haring.
On January 16, 1998, the album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of four million copies in the United States.
A1 –The Pointer Sisters - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
A2 –Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
A3 –Whitney Houston - Do You Hear What I Hear?
A4 –Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band - Merry Christmas Baby
A5 –The Pretenders - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
A6 –John Cougar Mellencamp - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
A7 –Sting - Gabriel's Message
B1 –Run - D.M.C. - Christmas In Hollis
B2 –U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
B3 –Madonna - Santa Baby
B4 –Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band - The Little Drummer Boy
B5 –Bryan Adams - Run Rudolph Run
B6 –Bon Jovi - Back Door Santa
B7 –Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol
B8 –Stevie Nicks - Silent Night