Classic Christmas

Classic Christmas

by George Strait


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For his third holiday album -- he releases one every decade, more or less like clockwork -- George Strait concentrates on the basics, something that's evident from the very title of Classic Christmas. There's not a new tune or obscurity among the album's ten songs, as Strait relies heavily on carols like "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," and "O Come, All Ye Faithful," adding a couple relatively newer standards like "Jingle Bells" and "Up on the Housetop" for balance. This makes Classic Christmas quite a bit different from 1999's Merry Christmas Wherever You Are, which concentrated on brand-new tunes and secular favorites like "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song," and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- songs that he pulled off nicely, but the simplicity of these standards is well suited for Strait's warm, easygoing touch. Indeed, Classic Christmas is quite warm and easygoing, a relaxed collection of gentle acoustic numbers and subdued Western swing ("Jingle Bells" and "Upon on the Housetop" benefit quite a bit from the latter) that feels as true to Strait's sound as it does to the spirit of the season.

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Release Date: 10/07/2008
Label: Mca Nashville
UPC: 0602517829404
catalogNumber: 001192002
Rank: 60958

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Classic Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This George Straight Christmas CD has all the same music on it that the one Hallmark was selling exclusively last Christmas but with a different name. It was titled George Strait Fresh Cut Christmas. I still love his music he makes me smile.
Patty_York More than 1 year ago
It is a great cd. I am a big George Strait fan. This cd gives all the traditional songs and he does a great job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good music! Get it for Christmas!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago