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8 Days of Christmas

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Grammy-winning trio Destiny's Child follow up their multiplatinum smash Survivor with 8 Days of Christmas, which features holiday classics ("Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night") as well as original seasonal songs ("8 Days of Christmas," "Platinum Bells").
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Destiny's Child's holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, is pretty much what you'd expect -- divided equally between strained hip-hop-soul and smooth adult contemporary pop directly targeted at a crossover paradise. Since holiday albums have to have a hook, or at least one novelty to draw in an audience, there's the title track that recasts "12 Days of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Grammy-winning trio Destiny's Child follow up their multiplatinum smash Survivor with 8 Days of Christmas, which features holiday classics ("Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night") as well as original seasonal songs ("8 Days of Christmas," "Platinum Bells").
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Destiny's Child's holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, is pretty much what you'd expect -- divided equally between strained hip-hop-soul and smooth adult contemporary pop directly targeted at a crossover paradise. Since holiday albums have to have a hook, or at least one novelty to draw in an audience, there's the title track that recasts "12 Days of Christmas" as a modern, commercialistic, sub-hip-hop rant. Things get better than that, as the tailor-made "Winter Paradise" works much better, as does "A 'DC' Christmas Medley," which may be a little formulaic, but appealing. Then, there's a huge stretch that features the individual members of Destiny's Child singing a carol apiece (plus "Little Drummer Boy," which features Solange, who isn't in the group) -- good way of prepping for the inevitable solo careers, I suppose. Then, the album pretty much runs out with ballads and songs that emphasize some of the more irritating aspects of Destiny's Child (the skittering verses of "Spread a Little Love on Christmas Day," for instance, complete with its chorus of "I got your back on Christmas Day"), as well as their crossover attempts, including a version of "Opera of the Bells." So, yes, this is uneven, as much as any holiday album is uneven, and even if it lacks anything distinctive, it's still Destiny enough to please many hardcore fans. Ultimately, it doesn't really feel all that distinctive one way or another, which may be worse than being really bad or really great.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886973085028
  • Catalog Number: 730850
  • Sales rank: 9,386

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 8 Days of Christmas (3:31)
  2. 2 Winter Paradise (3:36)
  3. 3 A "DC" Christmas Medley: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town/Jingle ... (3:59)
  4. 4 Silent Night - Destiny's Child & Beyoncé (3:41)
  5. 5 The Little Drummer Boy (3:36)
  6. 6 Do You Hear What I Hear - Kelly Rowland (3:47)
  7. 7 White Christmas (1:42)
  8. 8 Platinum Bells (1:26)
  9. 9 O Holy Night - Michelle Williams (4:24)
  10. 10 Spread a Little Love on Christmas Day (3:41)
  11. 11 This Christmas (3:38)
  12. 12 Opera of the Bells (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Destiny's Child Primary Artist
Michael Morales Acoustic Guitar
Solange Track Performer
Kevin Turner Acoustic Guitar
Sharay Reed Bass Guitar
Francesco Romano Guitar
Beyoncé Vocals
Technical Credits
Bill Meyers String Arrangements, String Conductor
Ray Evans Composer
Kurt Farquhar Producer
Calvin Gaines Producer
Alonzo Jackson Producer
Jay Livingston Composer
Tom Morris Engineer
John Naslen Engineer
Larry Sturm Engineer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Rick Wake Producer
James Hoover Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Marius Perron III Engineer
Eric Greedy Engineer
Wirlie Morris Producer
Erin Williams Arranger, Producer
David Swope Engineer
Rob Fusari Producer
Beyoncé Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Michelle Williams Arranger
Mathew Knowles Producer, Executive Producer
Bryon Rickerson Engineer
Kelly Rowland Vocal Arrangements
Tucker Allen Engineer
Emily Lazar Mastering
Ian Cuttler Art Direction
Focus Producer
Ramon Morales Engineer
Falonte Moore Producer
Errol "Poppi" McCalla Programming, Producer
Bill Lee Producer
Pablo Arraya Engineer
Kim Burse Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Asif Ali Engineer
Damon Elliott Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another GREAT DC CD

    I really enjoy this cd its a great cd to dance to as well get you in the christmas spirit, go buy it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best sensation and harmony for Christmas!!

    THis cd was the greatest. There was the nicest harmony. This cd will give you a life long remembrance of a Wonderful Christmas. Buy this cd or hear it today!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    8 Days of Christmas

    This CD was great I really liked Opera of the Bells and Winter Paradise DC is one of my favorite groups Nice work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy Holidays

    The Ablum is off~~the chain. I can't believe that they did such a wonderful job on old traditional music. One reason that they did not get all 5 stars was because they had a little too much hip hop. In some of the songs they could have left one or two traditional. Ladies if you get a chance to read this, Congradulations. This is one Christmas album that will go down in history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow!

    This is a very good cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    8 Days of Christmas

    This record is awesum! u dont believe me, check for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    8 Days of Christmas

    Even though this album isn't realeased yet, I know it will be awesome. I looked over the songs already and decided that I have to get this album when it's realeased. I love Destiny's Child. My walls and locker are COVERED with pictures. DC is da BOMB! Can't wait

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Destiny has done it again

    A cute, polish XMAS album. Must buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DC3 Comes Back With a Blast

    The Sexy Trio Destiny's Child comes back with their New album. A Christmas Album Called'' 8 Days of Christmas'' featuring Solo's By: Kelly, Michelle ,Beyonce & Solange. The Album is Da Bomb For a First Shot at a X-mas Album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DESTINY''S CHILD ALL THE WAY!

    Destiny's Child rules! Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle are the 3 most talented girl in the music buisness! Best of all they are Christians! They are the best! My friend Ashley and I are the biggest fan's ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IT'S PRETTY TIGHT

    this album is definitlely a DC album. i always like the way they change their songs up and make them unique somehow. i do wish that i could hear Solange a little more on ''Little Drummer Boy''. Overall i think this album is great. And songs like WINTER'S PARADISE and DC MEDLEY will definitle put you in that christmas mood. all of the songs are wonderful to me. I just only wish they couldv'e released the alum a little later. like around the middle of November because by the time christmas gets here i will be tired of the album because i have been playing it non stop since i got it. Dc fan FOR LIFE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DC3 and Solange Knowles Rules

    DC is the bomb and i can't wait until my friend Jamie gets me the Destiny's child 8 Days Of Christmas cd so i can listen to it whenever I want. I can't wait til Solange's solo album Solo Star comes out can't wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Michelle

    O Holy Night is the best song on here. The arrangement is terrific and I'm glad Michelle got to shine like the star she is.

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