If you think Christmas music is all sugary standards and overplayed mall hymns, here's a surprise! The artists on this volume prove that the feelings brought on by the holiday season can be expressed as soulfully as any other sentiment.
Check out the content on this 2CD set:
Frosty the Snowman
The Little Drummer Boy
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
O Holy Night
The Christmas Song Medley-Carol of the Bells
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, Here Comes Santa Claus, Santa Baby, Away in a Manger, Little Saint Nick, Silent Night, Home for the Holidays, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Feliz Navidad, It's Not the Presents Under My Tree, Jingle Bell Rock, Medley-Here We Come A-Caroling-O Tannenbaum-I Saw Three Ships,Ave Maria-Schubert (sung by Leontyne Price)
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Let it Snow-Let it Snow-Let it Snow
If Every Day Was Like Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
What Child is This
Christmas in Dixie
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Adeste Fideles I'll Be Home for Christmas Blue Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Mary's Boy Child (Harry Belafonte)
The First Noel
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Joy to the World
The roster of artists:
Bing Crosby Gene Autry Harry Simeone Chorale Andre Previn Roger Whittaker
Nat King Cole Perry Como Robert Shaw Elvis Presley Eartha Kitt Kenny G
The Beach Boys Jim Reeves Perry Como Gene Autry Jose Feliciano Eva Cassidy Bobby Helms Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Leontyne Price
Burl Ives Johnny Mathis Perry Como Dean Martin Jim Reeves Elvis Presley
Jimmy Boyd Brenda Lee John Denver Alabama Julie Andrews Luciano Pavarotti Perry Como Elvis Presley Judy Garland Harry Belafonte Sergio Franchi Kate Smith Perry Como Philadelphia Orchestra ChorusAndy Williams The Irish Tenors
She catapulted to international stardom overnight with 500 million YouTube hits, smashed music records around the world with her triumphant debut album and now Susan Boyle returns with her eagerly awaited second album, The Gift.
The Gift, sees Susan Boyle and world acclaimed producer Steve Mac reunited to present a breathtaking seasonal album. Featuring yule time favourites ‘The First Noel’ and ‘O Holy Night’, Susan also fearlessly takes on iconic pop songs including ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ and ‘Perfect Day’ giving them a new identity.
Also making her musical debut on The Gift is American medic and winner of the International Susan Search, Amber Stassi. Amber & Susan perform a stunning and inimitable rendition of ‘Do you Hear What I Hear’.
Now with a beautiful seasonal album she will, once again, defy critics and preconceptions.
Susan explained; "When making this album, I really wanted the songs to touch hearts. Music has always been a companion to me, particularly on special occasions. I wanted there to be a mix of songs that would flow with all our moods this holiday season. As much as the season is a time for reflection, it is also a time for fun and enjoyment with those closest to us."