"This was obviously not one of his greater albums but then it's Brian Mcknight. The album was well thought out to include a number of his family members which emphasised the special time for family. His sons, his brother Michael McKnight (on the a capella piece) his wife on the last piece with the sweet touches of Dave Koz and Claude McKnight of Take 6 on 'Noel'. A great impression of another favorite of mine 'Nat King Cole' (Have Yourself A Merry Christmas) was certainly an added bonus. Not only is it a sweet album but he did it while he was working on another album. Let's continue to pray for Brian."
A good one for Brian! Revealed all his talents and knowledge
Keith | 12/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On Bethlehem, Brian McKnight let go and revealed all of his hidden religous side. He starts off with a song with family and then later on meets up with Boyz II Men. Then with Nate King Cole and his brothers from Take 6. Even has a track with his sons. Then the last song with Dave Koz and his wife was excellent. Dave Koz rips it up on that track. I just thank God Brian McKnight didn't use a Christmas album as another excuse to write songs about lost girlfriends and relationships instead of singing about the real meaning Christmas (Christ's birth) (like many artist have)."
lghtbrwnsgr | Cincinnati, OH United States | 04/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge Brian McKnight fanatic! This has to be one of the best Christmas albums I've heard! Even though the songs aren't traditional, they leave you with a real connection with the true meaning of Christmas. You won't get the warm fuzzies you normally get with the traditional Christmas albums. Instead, you get the heart wrenching tug that reminds you of why we really celebrate the holiday. If you haven't already added this to your collection, please do! You won't be disappointed! I would have to say "It's all about Love" performed with McKnight Jr would have to be my favorite."
Brian McKnight's Christmas album a huge success
Nathan L. Anderson | Washington D.C. | 12/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Brian McKnight's Christmas CD release showcases his wide range of talent. His "Nat King Cole" immitation on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was so convincing that I had to look twice to make sure that Mr. Cole had not made a "guest (ghost)" appearance. This album showcased the talent of the McKnight extended family. Artists (and upcoming artists) such as Claude McKnight of the renowned group Take 6, his two sons, his wife, and a song featuring his family (including in-laws).This is an ideal album to play in the background during Christmas dinner, and a very appropriate album to play around the kids (unlike many of his other albums). ....The perfect album to get you into the Christmas Spirit."