I'll Be Home for Christmas is a collection of holiday songs performed in a variety of styles. There are a few orchestral numbers (which are the best songs), a few songs sung by session singers, and the rest is mostly keyboard-only songs. It is this last category of songs that is by far the worst, as the music blandly carries on like music from a video game. The songs that are sung are only alright, since they lack any real passion or joy. And then there are the orchestral songs, which are the only really redeeming thing about this album. The funniest thing is that on the back cover it advertises "I'll Be Home for Christmas...and Other Holiday Favorites," yet the title track appears nowhere on this album. There are far better albums available with superior renditions of these songs. This is not recommended in the least.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano