Not every performer on Relativity's Croon and Swoon: A Classic Christmas Vol. 2 is strictly a crooner -- it's impossible to call Mahalia Jackson a crooner, and Brook Benton, Julie Andrews, Doris Day, and Eartha Kitt may be pushing the definition as well -- but most of them are. And even if it doesn't adhere rigidly to its title, the end result is a pretty entertaining collection of 17 holiday favorites sung by the likes of Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Vale, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis. Not a perfect collection, but a very entertaining one, all the same.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine