Unlike a lot of karaoke discs, some volumes in Sybersound's Party Tyme Karaoke series give karaoke enthusiasts the benefit of being able to choose between instrumental and vocal versions. The discs typically begin with the instrumental versions and then repeat the program with the vocal versions of the same songs. The renditions of the songs are functional -- the vocals tend to be somewhat buried in the mix, just loud enough to guide you without overpowering your voice -- but hardly substitute for the originals. Party Tyme Karaoke: Christmas includes instrumental and vocal versions of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bells," and "Joy to the World." If you have a CD+G karaoke machine, the lyrics will appear on your screen.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman