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A Very Merry Perri Christmas
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"I've wanted to make a very merry perri christmas my whole life," says Perri. "Christmas is so big in my family, and I've been singing these songs since I was three years old. This EP is a collection of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, plus one original, "Something About December" which my brother and I wrote about finding Christmas wherever you are in the world, because it lives in your heart."
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01. Something About December - 4/5 - A soulful, lulling song that is beautiful.. but doesn't sound like Christmas. It's not that I only like holly-jolly, but something about the production just doesn't make you think cocoa and maxing out the credit card. Perfect for a candle lit evening at home, however. The best thing about it is that it's not a cover of a song we've all heard a zillion times.
02. Merry Christmas Darling - 5/5 - a beautiful cover, very eased-back production that is relaxing and inspired. One of my favorite tracks.
03. Please Come Home for Christmas - 3/5 - a lightly more energetic number that's orchestrated by a simple drum-snare with sparse jingle bells and guitar. A good background instrumental that let's Christina's voice show through. Not an absolute favorite, but I wouldn't skip it.
04. Ave Maria - 2/5 - this song has been done and overdone so many times that its appeal has been mostly lost for me, yet still certain artists manage to nail it and make it fresh. I don't think Christina did that. It's beautiful, don't get me wrong, and meshes well with the album overall, but hardly the best rendition.
05. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - 4/5 - I like this cover. It maintains a live vocals of the 60-70s feel, while offering a modern freshness that works. I don't usually like this song, but I do like it here.
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"Something About December," a charming song co-written by Christina herself, features her squarely front and center and the music fits in perfectly with her vocals. "Merry Christmas Darling" is a song I first heard sung by Karen Carpenter; and I would like to think that Karen would have loved Christina's rendition of this evergreen classic! Christina sings "Merry Christmas Darling" with all her heart and soul; I really like this ballad. "Please Come Home for Christmas" is beautiful to hear when Christina Perri performs it; this number shines bright in her more than capable hands. "Ave Maria" gets a stunning treatment from Christina who never lets go of a superfluous note; and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono again features Christina's wonderful voice at its best. The track set ends with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" which was first sung by Judy Garland in "Meet Me in St. Louis;" Christina handles this like a pro and Judy would have loved it.
This is an excellent EP from Christina Perri that is sure to please her fans; and people who enjoy high quality control holiday music will not be disappointed.
Something About December
Happy Xmas War is Over
Merry Christmas Darling
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Please Come Home for Christmas
The new original Perri-Hodges-Perri song " Something About December " is a jewel under your Christmas tree. You have to start playing this song Dec 1st.....it has a "memories to share" feel and now I know why Christina dedicated this CD to her Mom for 25 musical Christmases. A "classic" in my songbook and I will play it again and again in my car and at all the Christmas parties I attend.
The standard fair - other 5 songs, all have the Perri-stamp on them. Her " Merry Christmas Darling" is the best version since Karen Carpenter and her brother sand it way back when. She stayed true to the song and the arrangement is perfect.The " fifties-sound" is evoked in her uptempo, " Please Come Home for Christmas" - and she shows that " soul " punch to this rendition. Now, why did she attempt "Ave Maria" .... I was frightened after being a Joan Sutherland fan and waiting for the " high C " but Christina's put a simple folk feel to this blessed song. Just a acoustic guitar and violin and her down-earthy voice. A "real surprise". The Lennon-Ono " Happy Xmas ( War is Over )is pitch perfect. Just missing the Lennon-echo but the arrangement more than makes up for it. And, finally, " Have Yourself .................." is the star on the top of the tree. Just perfect and so true to the song...( no Rod Stewart runs here ). Just goosebump material.
To end, I'd like to say, I know Christina was smiling while singing these songs - because it sure put a "big smile" in my heart. I will cherish this simple CD for years and Christmases' to come.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All song are great!
Does not sound like other cheap Christmas album.
Pretty decent christmas album. Nothing beats the classics though, but Perri has a great voicePublished 7 months ago by AArgyriadis
A very smooth, enjoyable production of Christmas music, particularly the first two tracks. It's a fairly short album but the music is very good. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer