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Posted November 17, 2010
Having greatly enjoyed Ms. Carey's first Christmas album, and counting it among my favorites each Christmas season, I highly anticipated this new collection. Unfortunately, it disappoints on every level. Her voice itself sounds greatly compromised -- raspy -- and her abundant attempts at whisper-singing are strange and sound more injured than intimate. Parts of this album sound like an appropriate sound-track for a middle school holiday concert; generally the album struggles to find an appropriate tone. The "O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujiah Chorus" piece was one of the strangest and most contrived holiday music disasters I can remember. And the "All I Want For Christmas Is You -- Extra Festive" (yes, that's the real title) is a weak rehash of what was a joyful and delightful number from her first album. All in all, it's very disappointing indeed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.