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Excellent mix of Christmas music with a surprising rarity...
on December 19, 2012
There's quite a bit of good music on this album; about 20 of the songs are definitive Christmas classics that you hear played (or maybe overplayed?) on the radio and in shopping malls every December. Johnny Mathis' It's Starting to Look Like Christmas, Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad, and Hall & Oates' Jingle Bell Rock (Daryl's Version) are all favorites worth the purchase to me. My only minor complaint is that I wish Beach Boys' Little Saint Nick was the single version and not the album version as it is here; the single version has a more "Christmasey" sound to it. Also I was surprised by the version of Wham's Last Christmas on here; it's not the single or "Pudding Mix" version but rather a rare alternate mix with a distinct "clapper" sound and a missing verse. Not really as good as the hit version but still an interesting listen, and pretty hard to find otherwise. Overall though the album's one of the better Christmas compilations you'll come across and if you can get it during Amazon's frequent mp3 promotions it's a bargain.