It takes a lot for me to listen to Christmas music before the day after Thanksgiving, but I broke down for this review. Additionally, it is hard to say whether or not a Christmas album is “good” because, well, most of the music isn’t original. So, when grading a Christmas album I look at original songs. FFH has one original song on this album: “One Silent Night”–and even that track is a modified version of the traditional “Silent Night.” The chorus, however, is quite poignant:
When all was calm, when all was bright
With no one to kneel, and no one to see
Heaven came down, and changed everything.
Man on the earth, receive her King.
The album, in general, is fairly mellow. It includes a slower version of “Jingle Bell Rock” and a cover of the Gaither’s (yes, I just mentioned them on my blog) classic “The Birthday of a King.” Nothing particularly jumps out of the speakers and “wows” me. But you could say it’s a decent “by the fireplace” set on a cold winter night. If I were going to recommend one Christmas album this season, sad to say, I probably wouldn’t recommend this one. Classic Christmas lyrics, but not enough kick in the musical arrangement.
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