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1. This Christmas
2. Warm Me Up
3. Jingle Bells
4. A Very Merry Christmas
5. Little Drummer Boy
6. Back Door Santa
7. The Christmas Song
8. Merry Christmas, Baby
9. Let's Be Naughty (And Save Santa the Trip)
10. Christmas Without Carol
My Kind of Holiday = Sounds of the Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection + Back Door Santa + Christmas Without Carol
In other words, if you already have the Christmas album he released last October (2007), you already have eight of the tracks on this album. The new tracks are "Christmas Without Carol", which he co-wrote, and the suggestive "Back Door Santa", written by Clarence Carter back in the 60's.
I'm not too sure that the latter belongs on the same album as "Jingle Bells" and "Little Drummer Boy", and I just don't get the warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling when I hear:
"I make all the little girls happy, while the boys are out to play
I ain't like the old Saint Nick, he don't come but once a year"
Anyway, if you don't have the previous album, and you're a fan of funky, R&B Christmas music, this may be a good album for your collection. Yamin is obviously comfortable with bluesy rhythms, and he has the voice to carry it off. Of the non-traditional tracks, "Warm Me Up" is the pick of the album.
Nine good tracks for the season, and recommended for AI fans who don't yet have the previous album.
Amanda Richards, October 13, 2008
"This Christmas" starts the album off with Elliott singing his very best; I can't believe how good this guy sounds! Elliott is clearly very talented. The music that plays complements his vocals very well; and Elliott never skips a beat either! "Warm Me Up" has a great R&B flavor to it that works wonders for this ballad; Elliott performs this with panache and I'm very impressed. Elliott throws himself into whatever he sings to give blood and make his songs truly special. I love it!
"Jingle Bells" is very nicely done; and listen for "A Very Merry Christmas." "A Very Merry Christmas" has Elliott in his natural element; this electrified tune has Elliott squarely front and center--right where he belongs! "A Very Merry Christmas" also sports that funky R&B arrangement which works wonders for this ballad. "A Very Merry Christmas" is a highlight of this fine album.
"Little Drummer Boy" is Elliott's modern take on a more traditional ballad; Elliott puts his own stamp on this ballad with his music and his impeccable sense of timing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this CD. Elliott has a raspy, rich voice. I'm glad he's still putting out music.Published 17 months ago by Rodney D. Reynolds
Honestly makes you wish Christmas were all year long. Hard to stop listening to this album!Published 18 months ago by L. Danielle Ekizian
I like every song. The "Lets be naughty" song is really cute. He has such a beautiful voice. I really enjoy this CD.Published on January 11, 2012 by Gena R Kyle
I am very pleased with this company and it's product. The arrival time was perfect just in time for christmas although it was scheduled to arrive the first week of January. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Cee Cee
For the first time, I understand what Simon Cowell means when he says, "Sounds like something heard in an empty bar after midnight. Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Avid Reader
This is a great CD! You will enjoy it during the holidays but also after the holidays as well.Published on October 14, 2009 by Sasha
I am happy to report that Elliott Yamin's Holiday CD is the best. Some of the songs are familiar ones but a lot of them are new songs. Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Glenda J. Timmerman