Released as an exclusive at Target stores for the holiday season of 2007, the year between Taylor Swift’s 2006 debut and her 2007 breakthrough Fearless, The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection balances Swift’s pop and country roots quite well. She contributes two originals - “Christmases When You Were Mine” and “Christmas Must Be Something More” -- to a collection that features the classics “Santa Baby,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” and Wham!'s modern-day standard “Last Christmas,” giving them all crisp, cheerful arrangements that are suitably seasonal but also faithful to her bright country-pop.
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection Review
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine