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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002BK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,817 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Silent Night
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. Joy To The World
5. Ave Maria (Duet With Placido Domingo)
6. The Christmas Song
7. O Holy Night
8. White Christmas
9. This Is The Time (Duet with Wynonna)
10. Love Is The Power

Editorial Reviews

Bolton covers all the yuletide basics. There's a rocking version of "Santa Claus Is Coming Town," a solemn reading of "O Holy Night," and there is even a duet with opera master Placido Domingo on "Ave Maria" that. In addition to the eight Christmas clasic renditions by Bolton, there are two original songs co-authored by the singer. Both tunes sound like they belong nestled among these Christmas classics. Bolton fans could hardly dream of a better stocking stuffer.

Customer Reviews

Nice mix of songs.
Robin Wince
Perfect addition to anyone's Christmas CD collection.
Heart in NOLA
That is one reason I bought the CD.
Robin O'Sheal

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I love this Christmas album. It combines two of my favotrite things: Christmas music and Michael Bolton. What a great combination! I feel that Michael Bolton's voice adds to the emotion of some classic Christmas music.
The version of Ave Maria that he sings with Placido Domingo is by far the best I have heard. There are no words that can describe how I feel when he sings Joy to the World. When the first words are sung, I am filled with, well, absolute joy! This is the Time is a wonderfully done song and his duet is great. This song really describes the feelings that surround the Christmas season.
Michael Bolton's albums have never disappointed me, and this one is certainly not and exception. Everyone who loves Christmas and Michael Bolton as much as I do should definitely own a copy of this CD!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Michael has done a wonderful job of putting together this album. His duets with Wynonna and Placido Domingo are great. The version of "Ave Maria" is beautiful if you love opera or not. He show's his vocal power to do arias. This is a great CD to own if you like Micheal Bolton.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By withallmyheart on December 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Our family just loves Michael Bolton's Christmas CD. It's not the traditional kind of Christmas music but if you like Bolton's voice as we do you'll enjoy the CD.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By joe on November 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
this is just the one that i'm looking for, a good voice with all the classical x'mas melodies.
"silent night" and "santa claus..." r just great coming out from his mouth and u'll be swinging along with him. this is a mixture of slowies and rock x'mas songs, may be it's better for grannies but i think the young people will enjoy it, too cause it's so good and when i hear his voice, the tears just come like that! share ur x'mas with michael bolton! merry x'mas!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Treigh on December 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Michael Bolton has a pleasant enough voice. Certainly this album will be a big hit with his fan base. It is a pretty good "Top 40" type of album. "Silent Night" starts out as a lovely, melodious ballad, but then Michael starts with vocal theatrics, a la Whitney Houston. It detracts from the carol. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" is lively. "Have Yourself a merry Little Christmas suits Michael's voice perfectly. This is a good match. "Joy to the World" is not. Michael does this gospel-style and wails in the beginning. Then it goes into a rock and roll/gospel version. This does not work with such a traditional carol. It is rather disconcerting. It is interesting that he should attempt a duet with Placido Domingo on "Ave Maria." He actually does a commendable job. While the blend is not perfect, it is acceptable and you actually hear some depth and power in Bolton's voice that he rarely uses. "The Christmas Song" is another tune well suited for Michael's voice. The drums in "O Holy Night" absolutely ruin the piece. If you didn't know the melody or lyrics you would think you were listening to slow dance music. It certainly does not sound "holy." He actually makes "White Christmas" sound more reverential. This seems rather odd. "White christmas" is another tune suited for Michael's voice, proving once again, that he does best on pop tunes. His versions of more sacred songs range from poor to almost terrible, with the exception of the "Ave Maria." I suspect that Placido Domingo would refuse to do a terrible version of that piece. The last two tracks are typical Bolton, but end the album well, as they are well-suited for him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Music Fan on December 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This Christmas album is one of the best I`ve ever heard. Every year I start the Christmas season listening to it and never get sick of it!!! Mr. Bolton`s talents are once again spread all over this album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Mooney on June 1, 2014
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If you like Michael Bolton & Christmas, you'll love this. My wife is big Michael Bolton fan and really enjoys this..quick delivery.
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I was glad to find this CD before Christmas was here. Very good CD that I can listen to all year round. I can always find whatever I want or need at Amazon.com. The item/s I receive are always just like described & shipping has never been a problem....You can pretty much find whatever you like at Amazon.com....Great Site!!
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