By the time Johnny Mathis released Christmas with Johnny Mathis in the early '70s, he had already recorded a few holiday records and was justly famous for his smooth style. Wisely, he saw no need to change it for this record, since his warm stylings are perfectly suited for such holiday songs as "Carol of the Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Hallelujah Chorus," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Sounds of Christmas" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." There's nothing new here, but there doesn't need to be -- Christmas with Johnny Mathis is a terrific complement to his previous Christmas albums, and a wonderful fireside companion for those cold holiday nights.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine