Christmas Magic: A Holiday Collection is a mid-line collection of seasonal favorites, drawing from a surprisingly wide array of sources. It skillfully balances orchestral and choral selections from the Robert Shaw Chorale and the Vienna Boys Choir with classic pop vocalists (Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Eddy Arnold, Johnny Mathis,Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald) and easy listening crooners like Roger Whittaker, Mario Lanza, Perry Como, and Englebert Humperdinck. The blend of choirs, lush strings, and sweet singing holds together very well and Christmas Magic winds up being good mood music for a snowy, enchanting December evening.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine