Includes O Come, all Ye Faithful; Little Drummer Boy; Mary's Boy Child; Winter Wonderland; The Christmas Song ; the title track, and more.
Everybody's favorite precocious sprite of a soprano comes out with her third album in Dream a Dream
. It's only been two years since Charlotte Church
's smash debut, Voice of an Angel
, but that's a big chunk of the Welsh singer's life span so far. This latest is basically a Christmas album, so full of festive cheer you'd never guess it was recorded in the summer. Even the glummest of moods will disappear when you hear Charlotte's infectious take on chestnuts such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" (and having the London Symphony Orchestra as your backup band doesn't hurt either). And on top of that is a really special treat: the title song (borrowing an unforgettable classical melody) which blends Church's soaring vocals with the tender voice of young country prodigy Billy Gilman
. --Sarah Chin