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Wooo Christmas is coming! Ok I know it may be a few weeks away...but I think the Christmas countdown has already began! The shops have gone all Christmassy and there's Christmas movies on the television. So what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a Christmas CD? Classic Christmas is a (you've guessed it) Christmas album by X Factor winner Joe McElderry. The CD was released in the United Kingdom in 2011 and is currently selling on Amazon for just £1.40.
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1) Mary's Boy Child 2) White Christmas 3) When A Child Is Born 4) In The Bleak Mid Winter (feat. Kathryn Tickell) 5) O Holy Night (feat. Rolando Villazon) 6) I Believe In Father Christmas 7) Silent Night 8) Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) 9) Santo Natale 10) Last Christmas 11) The Little Drummer Boy (feat Kathryn Tickell) 12) Driving Home For Christmas
There is a nice mixture of songs on here. I like that Joe has chosen a selection of both old and new songs. For example we have the old classics like 'O Come All Ye Faithful' and there are also more modern songs on here such as 'Driving Home For Christmas'. It's nice to have a mixture of both old and newer songs. Whilst I enjoy these songs - wouldn't it be nice if artists these days would include brand new Christmas songs rather than churning out the same old ones year after year. I mean after all, these songs were new once - so surely it would be ok to write some new Christmas songs?
This album shows off Joe's voice to the best of his ability. He has come such a long way since the X Factor days and I think that now this is more his style - he feels more comfortable with this kind of singing, plus these kind of songs show off his voice. Songs which stand out the most for me vocally are 'Come All Ye Faithful' and 'Driving Home For Christmas'. I also love his take on 'Last Christmas' - it's nice to hear a slightly changed version of it.
I enjoy this album as it provides such great easy-listen. It has a real calming effect which is great when you are rushing round like a headless chicken on Christmas eve. It's also a nice CD to have on in the background whilst you have guests visiting / are having Christmas dinner / when wrapping presents / decorating the tree etc. It really gets you in the festive mood.
I would recommend this CD!
Thanks for reading!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Mary's Boy Child
2 White Christmas
3 When A Child Is Born
4 In The Bleak Midwinter - Joe McElderry, Kathryn Tickell
5 O Holy Night - Joe McElderry, Rolando Villazon
6 I Believe In Father Christmas
7 Silent Night
8 Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
9 Santo Natale
10 Last Christmas
11 The Little Drummer Boy - Joe McElderry, Kathryn Tickell
12 Driving Home For Christmas