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Snowed In continues the time-honored tradition of Christmas albums by big-name pop acts, combining holiday-themed originals with familiar standards. This one's a cut above standard Yuletide fare, boasting the same tuneful ... more »
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Snowed In continues the time-honored tradition of Christmas albums by big-name pop acts, combining holiday-themed originals with familiar standards. This one's a cut above standard Yuletide fare, boasting the same tuneful effervescence that sets Hanson apart from standard-issue teen idols. This 11-song disc combines 3 smartly crafted originals with snappily Hansonized interpretations of such holiday standards as the Phil Spector chestnut "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," the old Brenda Lee hit "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," and the traditional "Silent Night Medley." That last track is a particularly nice showcase for the sibling trio's boyishly soulful harmonies. --Scott Schinder
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Frank Phillips | Playa del Rey, California United States | 12/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"first of all this is a great cd with wonderful singing and 3 of hanson's own christmas songs.1. Merry Christmas Baby- Taylor Hanson sings lead on this song his voice has changed a little since their first cd "Middle of Nowhere". just so everyone is clear he is sing: "sure did treat me nice." you can find these lyrics and other lyrics at- http://lyrics.astraweb.com .
2. What Christmas means to me - Zac sings lead, his voice has changed too, not to worry though he basically sound same and still energy packing.
3. Little Saint nick- i love the beat of this song, Issac sings lead this time and is totally rockin on his guitar!!!
4. At Christmas - a song that hanson wrote, Issac sings lead again in this calm quiet melody.
5.Christmas (baby please come home)- probably my favorite song on this cd though i like them all. taylor is singing lead- i love the way he sounds in this song.
6 Rockin around the christmas tree- not the best song on this cd but still good, zac is singing lead.
7.Christmas time- another song written by hanson themselves. Taylor sings lead.
8.Everybody knows the claus- a very fun up beat christmas song written by hanson- Taylor sings lead.
9.Run Rudolph Run- nice song Issac sings lead.
10. Silent night Medley- All three hansons sing this song.
11.White Christmas- short song i believe the hanson family sings this all together if you wait until the end of this track you here their brother mackenzie say a cute message. all and all i love this cd along with their first cd "middle of nowhere" so check it and buy it! - michelle g"
One of the best Christmas pop albums
Dr Jeremy Buddle | Battery Point, Tasmania Australia | 11/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone else here has this as a 5 star CD, and I concur. This disc emphasises what is good about the Christmas season: fun, happiness, family, good cheer and underlying it all a sense of the real spiritual significance of the season. Now, I know that a lot of hastily-turned-out Christmas "product" gets made each year, often by the most fashionable and saleable singing stars of that particular time, and that in November 1997, when Snowed In was released, Hanson was perhaps the hottest teenage act in the pop charts, so there was a risk that their record company would have them sing a stock-standard pile of carols and old-time Christmas songs and turn a quick profit. The Hanson boys however made the most of this one-time opportunity while they rode this wave of instant popularity by writing three excellent original Christmas songs of their own and doing eight covers including a lovely medley of O Holy Night/ Silent Night/ O Come All Ye Faithful, a spirited version of What Christmas Means To Me and rocking versions of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree and Run Rudolph Run. This album then was markedly superior to a lot of the uninspired holiday-season releases that clutter up record store Christmas displays each year at this time.
But the originals are just wonderful. At Christmas is a warm-hearted ballad that glows with good feelings and family togetherness. Christmas Time is a mid-paced winner with memorable choruses, while Everybody Knows The Claus is pure fun set to a rock guitar riff. Isaac, Taylor and Zac are terrific at what they do, and their lovely brotherly harmony singing infuses this collection with a family vibe that is totally infectious.
If, like me, you love Hanson's music, or you are searching for an entertaining pop album of Christmas songs for the young or young-at-heart, then this album is for you. It has just received a re-release too, with slightly-different cover design as part of the 20th Century Masters series.
The No.1 Album For XMas
Dr Jeremy Buddle | 12/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out of all of Hanson's Cds I would rate this his best ever. "Merry Christmas Baby" is my most favorite of his songs on this CD and there are many other classic songs to listen to. Over all, I would reccomend this CD to anyone."