While Olivia Newton-John's 20th Century Masters -- The Christmas Collection isn't exactly the ultimate collection for the holidays, her rendition of Christmas songs are beautifully orchestrated and perfect for a quiet holiday with family. Leading off with "Christmas Never Felt Like This Before," Newton-John's ode to her daughter, she flawlessly works through Christmas classics, adding her distinct vocals and a modern flare to old favorites. Guest cameos from Kenny Loggins and country crooner Clint Black (together for a vocal ménage à trois on "White Christmas" and "Let It Snow"), the smooth but subtle harmonies blend in perfectly with a glass of eggnog or sitting with family by the fire. For die-hard fans of Newton-John's, The Christmas Collection will be the perfect complement to any holiday season.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston
feat: Kenny Loggins