Island Christmas features reggae artists Bolivar and Connection performing a variety of holiday songs. Many of the performances are of well-known songs; however, songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are given a reggae twist, being performed as "Jingle Bells Reggae" and "Rudolph the Reggae Reindeer." Other songs, such as "Irie Island Christmas" and "We Wish You a' Irie Christmas," also bring a little island flavor to traditional holiday music. Though somewhat of a novelty album that loses its luster with successive listens, Island Christmas should delight anyone looking for an out of the ordinary holiday album with a touch of reggae.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier