Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Sleigh Me
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Christmas "originals" can cause just as many shudders as Christmas classics, no matter how sincere the sentiment. But You Sleigh Me gives more chills than willies with its mix of holiday favorites and new "classics" by art... more »
Christmas "originals" can cause just as many shudders as Christmas classics, no matter how sincere the sentiment. But You Sleigh Me gives more chills than willies with its mix of holiday favorites and new "classics" by artists from the Atlantic Records roster. Donna Lewis's "Christmas Lights" shimmers like a star field on a clear December night; Juliana Hatfield's acoustic "Make It Home" is suitably beautiful and poignant--but talk about your "Blue Christmas"--while Billy Pilgrim's "The First Noel" benefits from his strong, warm vocals. Leave it to Jill Sobule to lighten things up with her straight-on read of the dysfunctional family gathering, "Merry Christmas from the Family." But the real holiday memories here come from Victoria Williams's tender "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Tori Amos's "Little Drummer Boy." Amos's performance radiates all the breathy passion needed on those cold, dark winter nights. --Steve Gdula
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fyrekitt | 12/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As an avid Tori Amos fan, I buy eveything I can find with her name on it. This being no exception. When I first listened to this album I found it to be absolutly intolerable. It is filled with bouncy, rocky music the likes of which you would expect to find on a Dr. Demento album, without the twised lyrics. I felt Tori's addition was it's only redeemable quality. But, as I took the time to listen to it again, this time with an open mind and a head's up to what I would hear, it slowly began to grow on me,and grow on me, and grow on me. Now, it is part of my treasured Christmas collection that I love each year. I would recommend this to all but the most conservative out there, and even to those I say give it a chance! You will find yourself tapping your toes to it as well."
I'm glad someone's family is as dysfunctional as mine
fyrekitt | 12/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Merry Christmas from the Family" is hilarious! I think everyone has someone or something in their family that can identify with some part of this song. I happened to hear it on the radio and I had to have it. Everything on the CD is great, but this one really stands out."
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H3@+h | VT | 10/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like the idea of this album, however it could have had a few bigger names and better songs. Overall though it's a good listen. After the Rudolph opener, Collective Soul does a nice job, the Tori Amos cover is wonderful as expected, and the Juliana Hatfield song is a big plus too. Also worth a mention are the tracks from Victoria Williams and Everything But The Girl, both quite pleasing. The rest is good at the least, and the Jill Sobule song is a great addition. A nice disc for those wanting a cooler Christmas. I also suggest "The Edge Of Christmas" and "A Very Special Christmas 3"."