Karen Carpenter recorded her vocal for "Do You Hear What I Hear?" in 1978 during the sessions for the "Christmas Portrait" record album, but the song was left unfinished at the time because too many songs had been recorded for the project. Richard Carpenter later completed production on this track and several others in 1984 (the year after Karen's passing) for inclusion in the duo's second Yuletide album, "An Old Fashioned Christmas."
The Carpenters never produced an 'official' video for this song, so I assembled this unauthorized version, using clips from these video sources:
--"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (A&M Records video, 1977);
--"Carpenters: Space Encounters" (TV special, 1978); and
--"Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait" (TV special, 1978).
Written by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne
Arranged by Peter Knight