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Merry Christmas With Love
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Clay Aiken may look wide-eyed and unassuming, but when it comes to figuring out what his fans want for Christmas, he's got it all figured out. On Merry Christmas with Love he so cannily anticipates the musical sugarplums d... more »
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Clay Aiken may look wide-eyed and unassuming, but when it comes to figuring out what his fans want for Christmas, he's got it all figured out. On Merry Christmas with Love he so cannily anticipates the musical sugarplums dancing in the heads of his devotees that you half expect him to climb down the chimney and hand-deliver it. Key to the dozen-song collection's appeal is its straightforwardness: Parting ways with the sea of celebrities who use holiday discs as an excuse to cut loose, Aiken banishes irony and coyness so absolutely here that certain carols--the medley "Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Silent Night" especially--take on church-like tones; expect tree trimmers to put aside their tinsel and contemplate the meaning of the season. Yet don't expect them to miss out on any merriment. On less chestnutty selections like the ballads "Mary Did You Know" and Celine Dion's "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day," Aiken lets it rip, reining in a passion and pure-heartedness so believable that fans will wish he, rather than the guy in the red velvet suit, were Santa Claus. -Tammy La Gorce
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Lisa C. from SANTA BARBARA, CA
Reviewed on 8/14/2016...
Clay Aiken was a winner on American Idol, so I had to go out and get this CD. He has such a great voice, and he sings all of these Christmas standards well. On Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Clay shows the power and range of his voice. Joy To the World is beautiful. He has an easy listening pleasant voice especially on songs like Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Another standout track is O Holy Night. BEAUTIFUL.
Mary, Did you Know is sung PERFECTLY! This is simply an awesome CD of Christmas music. ONE I ALWAYS PLAY MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Scott C. (scotso) from EAST ISLIP, NY
Reviewed on 7/14/2008...
Quite possibly the most boring Christmas cd, I have ever heard. He does nothing with any of the songs. It almost seems like he was doing a chore. It would seem he is smiling on the cover, because he is done with it.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 3/20/2007...
Good CD for Christmas.
Mike S. (capnsmith) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 11/3/2006...
Great Christmas album from Clay Aiken...
Clay is known from American Idol
We need to hear from clay
J. M. Galliart | BAR HARBOR, MAINE, US | 12/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"clay has always been a favourite of mine, but of late he seems to have been out of sight, this record is just fabulous and proves once again what a marvellous talent he is. He needs to find a new management who will guide him and show what a wonderful talent he is,still think he is the best Idol!!! hope to hear new from him in the not too distant future, we all love you Clay."