High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! These Are Special Times is a Christmas album by Canadian singer Céline Dion, released on October 30, 1998. It's her 1st English-language Christmas album, 6th English album and 25th in total. These Are Special Times is one of the best selling Christmas albums, with sales of over 12 million copies worldwide. The album was re-released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September 2007, under the title Ihre Schönsten Weihnachtslieder, including the same tracklist as the original version, but a different cover picture. These Are Special Times was also re-released worldwide between October and December 2007 as a collector's edition. This 2-disc digipak contains the original CD and previously unreleased DVD of Dion's 1998 CBS TV special. The CD/DVD Tin Box Gold Edition was also released between October and November 2008 in Australia and selected European countries. On October 6, 2009 the Yule Edition of These Are Special Times was released on DVD. It includes classic holiday scenes with the music from the album in the background.