Christmas of Hope is one of the best of the contemporary holiday records issued during the 1990s, largely as a result of its inclusion of much sought after material like Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and the Eagles' "Please Come Home for Christmas." Also included: Mariah Carey's "Silent Night," Wynton Marsalis' "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and Aaron Neville's "The Bells of St. Mary's."
AllMusic Review by Marvin Jolly