Country legend Glen Campbell has recorded Christmas albums in the past, but A GLEN CAMPBELL CHRISTMAS marks the first time he's recorded an entire holiday album of standards--Christmas's greatest hits, if you will. The CD's 11 tracks include all the biggies: "The First Noel," "Away in a Manger," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and the like. But be warned: if your idea of a Christmas song is "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" or "Jingle Bells," this isn't the CD for you. Without exception, these songs focus on the religious aspects of Christmas. Campbell's warm, mellow voice is well suited to the material and, with a few exceptions, he resists the tendency many vocalists have to oversing these songs. Even the Belmont University Choir, which joins Campbell on many of the tracks, is fairly unobstrusive, and never overpowers his voice. A GLEN CAMPBELL CHRISTMAS is no groundbreaking work of art, but if your holiday deteriorates into one big blur of greed and over-commercialization, one spin of this CD will instantly remind you of the true reason for the season.
A Glen Campbell Christmas Review