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These Are Special Times

Celine DionAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 3, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: November 3, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000DHR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,363 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. O Holy Night
2. Don't Save It All For Christmas Day
3. Blue Christmas
4. Another Year Has Gone By
5. The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)
6. Ave Maria
7. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
9. The Prayer
10. Brahms' Lullaby
11. Chirstmas Eve
12. These Are The Special Times
13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
14. I'm Your Angel
15. Feliz Navidad
16. Les Cloches Du Hameau

Editorial Reviews

It's almost impossible to believe it didn't already exist, but now that it does, you can bet the sure-to-go-platinum These Are Special Times will turn up under many a Christmas tree this year (the perfect gift for the person who has everything?). The prolific princess of pop has thrown together a mixture of contemporary and traditional holiday favorites, bordering on too-cute and kitschy only on the intro to "Feliz Navidad." For many, Dion is an acquired taste, but even naysayers may enjoy her rare moments of restraint on a smoky version of "Blue Christmas." "The Prayer," a duet with Andrea Bocelli, is set to become this season's "Time to Say Goodbye," but it will have to battle it out with the R. Kelly duet, "I'm Your Angel," first. --Rebecca Wallwork

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 11/03/1998

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Then Average Pop Christmas Album December 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Celine Dion's These Are Special Times is one of the better Christmas album out from a pop singer thanks to the choice of songs.There's traditional favorites O Holy Night,The Magic Of Christmas Day,Ave Maria and O Come All Ye Faithful.As always Celine does an excellent job on vocals and makes these worthwhile remakes.She also covers Blue Christmas,The Christmas Song and Happy X'mas(War Is Over) and with her family singing with her Feliz Navidad and the French song Les Cloches Du Hameau.There's also new songs Another Year Has Gone By,Don't Save It All For Christmas Day,Theres Are The Special Times and the upbeat Christmas Eve.Celine also does two duets I'm your Angel with R. Kelly and The Prayer with Andrea Bocelli.For some reason theres the song Brahms Lullaby which doesn't have a Christmas theme.The best songs are O Come All Ye Faithful,Happy X'mas (War Is Over)and The Prayer Andrea and Celine's singing make this a beautiful and moving song.These Are Special Times is nothing new or different but compared to most pop Christmas albums this one is worth listening to.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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"Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" is truly a brilliant song.I couldn't believe Celine co-wrote this song including the music which came to her while having dinner. She called Ric Wake a producer of hers and sang the tune and first verse and chorus into his answering machine. Later he added the last verse and - voila! the song was ready the next day. Every song is a treasure. It's an all time favorite C.D. Brahm's Lullaby has Celine barely whispering throughout the song and is so sensuous and pleasing to the ear. I'm your Angel holds the record according to Billboard Magazine for the fastest rise to number 1 spot, leaping from 47 to number 1 in one week. It stayed number 1 for 8 weeks. The huge "The Prayer" is magnificent and larger than life. The list goes on and on..
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas in October, Januray, June.... October 28, 1999
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I received "These Are Special Times" as a holiday gift last year, and I haven't been able to take it out of my CD changer since. I admit, upon ripping open the wrapping paper, I was a little worried that I had opened a gift for my mother, but this CD has made me a genuine Celine fan. (And thanks to, I have the CD collection to prove it!) Some of my favorite tracks are perfect for the whole year 'round, including "Another Year Has Gone By," which talks about love enduring and growing throughout every season, "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day," which Celine co-wrote, "The Prayer," with Andrea Bocelli, which brings tears to my eyes after only a few lines, and, of course, "I'm Your Angel," with R. Kelly, which spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100! My favorite track, though, "These Are The Special Times," was played at my graduation last June. Simply beautiful. Diane Warren and Celine are a match made in musical Heaven. So, even though the holidays are a good month away, get in the mood with this awesome CD! And once January rolls around, you won't be able to put it away. Hey, "don't save it all for christmas day!"
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Holiday CD October 10, 2007
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Celine is one of the few people who can successfully pull off a holiday album. This is a wonderful album for the holiday season, and while it leans mostly towards the Christmas holiday, it also features wonderful classics like "Ave Maria" and "Brahms' Lullaby."

This is worth the buy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent holiday music! December 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my personal favorite seasonal CD's. Celine sings these songs with her usual power and emotion, so that anyone can enjoy them. It's a beautiful collection. I find the greatest song on the album to be "Christmas Eve." The rest of it is a fine combination of classic favorites and newer ones that may become classics as well. "Feliz Navidad" is a fun and refreshing track too. Thumbs up to Celine's contribution to holiday music.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best Christmas gift November 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love this new collector's edition! Every real fan would certainly want to buy a copy! The concert is simply amazing! I always wanted to have it on DVD! I also think it's a great Christmas present for everyone, not only Celine's fans! Great Christmas music!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of her best gifts to us! November 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is just an amazing gift an artist could give. The songs are amazing and just so greatly sung. From the powerful Oh Holly Night, to the softest Another Year Has Gone By, all the songs tell a story and magically takes to that amazing place where Xmas has always a perfect or blue felling.
Her voice is just at that perfect point, and now we get to see and listen at the same time. This network special is just one of the best, she looks amazing as always, and features 2 great artists the amazing tenor Andrea Bocelli and the actress/ entertainer/ singer-to-be Rosie O'Donnel...
Celine's flawless and it is certainly an amazing item to your music library or to your collection!!!
An edition to buy for sure!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly A Maical Christmas Album! October 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Christmas for along time has been my favorite time of year, and there is nothing like hearing the magical Christmas songs of the season. On this CD, Celine not only gives you those classics, but she delivers new classics with same ferocity as the old.
The album begins with the beautiful traditional classic 'O Holy Night' which in my opinion is one of the hardest songs to sing 'cause I've done it and it ain't the easiest thing to sing! She executes it with such power and grace that anything that I've heard pales in comparison. The only version of worthisness is Mariah Carey's on her 1994 opus, 'Merry Christmas.' Pure vocal beauty and gift. Not only is her voice exceptionaly strong, back that up with a full choir and you've got something special. This song alone is worth purchasing this album!
'Don't Save It All For Christmas Day' Celine in fact wrote part of this song, one of the vary few that she's ever helped co-write on. Here she displays the fine vocal control she has over every word, every note. A POPPY Christmas song, but what can you expect, she is a POP singer.
'Blue Christimas' A great rendintion of this bluesy Christmas tune. Her voice suits the style of this piece perfectly. The viloins work well with this piece, another great song.
Bryan Adams wrote No.4 on this CD, 'Another Year Has Gone By', which is instantly recognizable as comming from his pen. Subtle and compasionate, it shines.
A new tune writtin' for this album, well maybe not this album, but a new tune nevertheless. 'The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)' has the holiday feel through-out. Tubular bells at the beinning open this song, triangles and angel choirs fill the rest of it with Celine's voice filling in the spaces that need it. The Magic is in the package of this song. Classic.
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Published 8 days ago by Darryl Kennebrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love it and my son goes to sleep with it ...
Ive bought three of these CD's, we have worn through them all!!! Just love it and my son goes to sleep with it every night
Published 21 days ago by Diana L. Scribner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it. suprised the songs aren't on the radio.
Published 21 days ago by Melissa Acquafredda
5.0 out of 5 stars Celine's Specialty CD!!!
What a classic cd this is! Her voice is memerizing and these songs are excellent! My favorites are:"Dont Save It All. Read more
Published 1 month ago by WIFE
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Any DVD or CD of Celine Dion is awesome. I have not listened to this yet, but I know it will be awesome!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Celine is a special kind of lady with a special kind of voice. What a...
I didn't start off even liking Celine. Even though she came from a huge family with a moderate income, I still didn't care for her. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tess
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it.
I cannot say the word. you must buy and listen to this music, then you will know how you like it...
Published 3 months ago by Motohiro Shimizu
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs for Christmas
The voice of Celine it's special for critsmas time I love The magic of Christmas Day and The prayer with Andre Bocelli.
Published 3 months ago by CARMEN ALVAREZ
4.0 out of 5 stars found song wewanted
Celine Dion sings like no other.. We had been looking for a particular song that was on this CD. Found we loved all the songs on the CD once we played it.

Published 4 months ago by philomena
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas CD
Didn't realize that it was all Christmas music. That's ok will keep it for Christmas of 2014! Love Celine Dion
Published 5 months ago by cheryl fitzpatrick
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