Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Noel Diary’

The Noel Diary Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Noel Diary soundtrack includes music by Barrett Doss, The Uniques and Steve Tyrell. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Charles Shyers 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

The Noel Diary stars Justin Hartley as Jake Turner, a famous novelist who returns to his childhood home. Barrett Doss co-stars as Rachel Campbell, a Vermont native who befriends the protagonist. The narrative follows Jake as he contemplates his immediate future. Composer Dara Taylor (The Tender Bar) scored the 99-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Lauren Fay Levy (Halftime) handled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Noel Diary.

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The Noel Diary Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Noel Diary Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Noel Blanc” by Sacha Distel (00:01:00): The Noel Diary soundtrack song scores an exterior sequence. A group of people wait for a book signing event. Jake exits a vehicle.
  • “Sweet Christmas Memories” by Ty Herndon and Minnie Murphy with Dane Bryant, Jon Conley and Sean Paddock (00:03:00): A road sequence begins. Jake drives home in his vehicle. The music drops as he parks.
  • “Diane” by Art Pepper Quartet (00:06:00): Jake turns on the radio. He changes the stations rapidly. Jake settles on jazz music.
  • “For Lois” by David Morgan (00:12:00): Jake speaks with Ellie (Bonnie Bedelia). A group of children sing The Noel Diary soundtrack song.
  • “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” by Barrett Doss with David Morgan (00:30:00): Jake plays a piano. Rachel listens and smiles. She sings as Jake continues playing.
  • “Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time)” by The Sha La Das (00:36:00): Jake and Rachel begin a road trip. The music scores a brief montage. Jake and Rachel talk about maps.
  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Steve Tyrell (01:06:00): Rachel sits in a vehicle and talks to a dog. The Noel Diary soundtrack song continues as Jake speaks to his father, Scott (James Remar). They discuss the past while decorating a Christmas tree.
  • “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin’ All the Time)” by Barrett Doss (01:08:00): The track accompanies an interior scene. Scott prepares chili for Jake and Rachel. The music plays from a nearby stereo system.
  • “Merry Christmas Darling (And A Happy New Year Too)” by The Uniques (01:15:00): Rachel changes the radio station. Jake finishes a phone call. The characters dance together during an interior scene.
  • “Silent Night” by The Temptations (01:23:00): Rachel receives a gift. She misses a phone call from Jake. Rachel embraces her father.
  • “Christmas in Your Heart” by AJ Wells with Dane Bryant, Jon Conley, Sean Paddock and Corey Parrish (01:28:00): Jake turns on a radio. He looks around and thinks. The music drops as Jake inspects a box of letters.
  • “Christmas in Connecticut with You” by Steve Tyrell (01:34:00): The track plays during the end credits.

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The Noel Diary released in November 2022 on Netflix.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.