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Classic Christmas
George Strait
Classic Christmas
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
 
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"The King of Country Music" George Strait will brighten this year's holiday season with his album, Classic Christmas, to be released October 7. The album's ten traditional holiday songs are Strait's personal favorites and ...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Strait
Title: Classic Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca Nashville
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 10/7/2008
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517829404

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Album Description
"The King of Country Music" George Strait will brighten this year's holiday season with his album, Classic Christmas, to be released October 7. The album's ten traditional holiday songs are Strait's personal favorites and they were recorded with the Texas Troubadour's own country flare. Songs on the CD include the Christmas anthem "We Three Kings," the playful "Up on the Housetop," and enduring classics such as "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing," "Deck the Halls," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," among others.

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GEORGE STRAIT IS THE KING OF CHRISTMAS
Carl A. Gabrielson | fenton, michigan | 11/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"George Strait is the King of country music, now he is the king of country Christmas. From his first two Christmas albums to this one, he has done a true country album with his first one, and he did classic albums with his second release and this cd with traditional Christmas songs. Any Strait fan will love these songs sung by their favorite artist and bring back memories of all of our Christmas' past and the excitement of those to come."
A Huge George Strait Fan
D. D. Smith | Waynesboro,PA | 11/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since I'm a huge and loyal George Strait fan I buy anything he does music or other stuff. This is a really nice Christmas CD to add to any ones music library if you like country music. Each song has the George Strait twist on it. If you like true country Christmas songs this CD is for you. There isn't any song the Cd that I can single out as my favorite because they all are outstanding just like George. The King of Country Music does it again."
Don't blink... aw, you missed it.
John O'Neill | Alpharetta, GA | 11/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On "Classic Christmas", Strait's 3rd Christmas effort, I get the impression that George just didn't try too hard when putting this CD together for Hallmark as "Fresh Cut Christmas". All of the numbers are pleasant and George swings them in his usual style but I really think George could have done better by his fans: clocking in less than 26 minutes "Classic Christmas" seems a bit like highway robbery. George says he had a hard time narrowing the track selection down to 10, so I wonder why he felt the need to do so especially with most of the songs running less than three minutes. Also with the short running times you don't have much opportunity for interesting arrangements or solos from the supporting musicians: these are brief, no frills, "strait"-forward renditions with NO surprises.

Still, when it comes to Christmas music, I guess I'd rather 25 minutes of George Strait than 80 minutes of Transiberian Orchestra. Strait, as always, is in great voice and makes it all sound effortless so what is here sounds great. But if you want a George Strait Christmas CD I recommend starting with 1999's Merry Christmas Wherever You Are or 1986's Merry Christmas Strait to You both of which are available at budget price and provide more music for your $. (If you've already got those two you might as well throw this one on the CD changer too.)

(NOTE: Also available: Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters oddly contains ALL 10 tracks from the 1999 effort and throws on 2 tracks from the '86 release. But I'd pass on "Collection" and, for a little extra money, get the other two.)
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