Youngsters who have enjoyed the warm fuzziness of the Care Bears on television and video can now ring in the holiday season with their favorite clan of animated creatures. HOLIDAY HUGS! is a Care Bears Christmas album that reprises famous carols--including "Joy to the World," "O Christmas Tree," "Deck the Halls," and "Jingle Bells"--giving kids a whole new way to sing along with these tried and true seasonal favorites.
In addition, there are four Care Bear originals, like the bouncy title track and "A Gift for You." Not only do these songs conjure a Yuletide mood, they also encourage positive, loving behavior, exhorting listeners to smile, appreciate family, and give gifts and hugs. A full ensemble of musicians accompanies the Care Bears, who are backed by a chorus of adults and children, giving the music a bright, communal sound. HOLIDAY HUGS should prove just the right soundtrack for a positive, family-oriented Christmas.