Columbia/Legacy's 1994 release Personal Christmas Collection contains a selection of 12 songs Johnny Cash released on various Christmas albums throughout his time at Columbia Records. Since Cash's basic musical style remained essentially the same throughout his career, the collection is fairly cohesive, even though it spans a number of years. Furthermore, it's actually more cohesive than the average Cash Christmas album, since it selects highlights from each record, including "Away in a Manger," "Blue Christmas," "Joy to the World," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Christmas with You," a duet with June Carter Cash. There may be a couple of personal favorites missing (no pun intended), but Personal Christmas Collection comes close to being the definitive Cash Christmas compilation.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
feat: June Carter Cash