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My Kind of Holiday
Elliott Yamin
My Kind of Holiday
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Elliott Yamin is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol. My Kind Of Holiday is his 2008 album.


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All Artists: Elliott Yamin
Title: My Kind of Holiday
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Three Ring Project
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 10/7/2008
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 805859012927


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Elliott Yamin is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol. My Kind Of Holiday is his 2008 album.

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Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 10/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second Christmas album from the American Idol Season 5 graduate, the track listing being as follows:

1. This Christmas
2. Warm Me Up
3. Jingle Bells
4. A Very Merry Christmas
5. Little Drummer Boy
6. Back Door Santa
7. The Christmas Song
8. Merry Christmas, Baby
9. Let's Be Naughty (And Save Santa the Trip)
10. Christmas Without Carol

Mathematically speaking,
My Kind of Holiday = Sounds of the Season: The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection + Back Door Santa + Christmas Without Carol

In other words, if you already have the Christmas album he released last October (2007), you already have eight of the tracks on this album. The new tracks are "Christmas Without Carol", which he co-wrote, and the suggestive "Back Door Santa", written by Clarence Carter back in the 60's.

I'm not too sure that the latter belongs on the same album as "Jingle Bells" and "Little Drummer Boy", and I just don't get the warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling when I hear:
"I make all the little girls happy, while the boys are out to play
I ain't like the old Saint Nick, he don't come but once a year"

Anyway, if you don't have the previous album, and you're a fan of funky, R&B Christmas music, this may be a good album for your collection. Yamin is obviously comfortable with bluesy rhythms, and he has the voice to carry it off. Of the non-traditional tracks, "Warm Me Up" is the pick of the album.

Nine good tracks for the season, and recommended for AI fans who don't yet have the previous album.

Amanda Richards, October 13, 2008
This is the REAL Elliott Yamin!
CathyEM | Orlando, FL | 10/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Is it possible for a holiday CD to be sexy? Love Elliott's whole "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" approach on this one. It's cozy and warm -- HOT at times. Very bluesy and soulful for the most part. "This Christmas," "Back Door Santa," "Christmas Without Carol," and "Merry Christmas Baby" showcase his raw vocals at their best. My least favorite tracks are probably "Little Drummer Boy" and "A Very Merry Christmas" -- not bad, they just don't do anything for me. And then there's "Warm Me Up," which stands out stylistically as more contemporary. While it's more "produced" than the others, this one has "radio hit" written all over it, and I hope I'm right. It's delicious!!"
Funky 70s vibe
Michelle | New York, New York | 10/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Funky 70s vibe to Xmas. My favorites: Merry Christmas Baby and Back Door Santa. I like this album alot."