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Kenny Rogers became such a sensation not only because his warm voice could be gravelly and smooth, but also because of his knack for weaving a yarn. And what would Christmas be without someone telling stories that made you... more »
Kenny Rogers became such a sensation not only because his warm voice could be gravelly and smooth, but also because of his knack for weaving a yarn. And what would Christmas be without someone telling stories that made you laugh, or cry, or just feel warm and fuzzy? Christmas doesn't really pull any surprises, but fans won't be disappointed by Rogers's crooning of "White Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells." His voice has always done well in the upper reaches of its range, and by including "O Holy Night," Rogers has chosen wisely: His delivery at the song's end can give goose bumps. "Kentucky Homemade Christmas" and Rogers's handling of both "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of the Year" and "Kids" proves he can still spin a tale as well as he can carry a tune. --Steve Gdula
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Kenny's first Christmas album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 11/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kenny has recorded five Christmas albums - four solo and one with Dolly - but this was the first one he did. It includes an excellent mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar.
The most familiar songs here are White Christmas (the Bing Crosby classic), When a child is born (the song that gave Johnny Mathis his only UK number one hit), O holy night (one of the most popular carols) and My favorite things (originally sung by Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music).
Before you get to them, there are some great songs, of which Carol of the bells is a cover but the others might all be originals. Kenny must like Sweet little Jesus boy a lot - he re-recorded it for the Gift, one of his other Christmas albums, but I particularly like Kentucky homemade Christmas (about a poor family determined to have as good a time as they can) and Kids (about the people who enjoy Christmas most).
This was a great start to Kenny's career as a singer of Christmas music."