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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Left without a major-label contract after her country makeover didn't stick, there was one clear option for Jessica Simpson: sign with Ellen DeGeneres' fledgling Eleven Eleven label to cut her second Christmas album. Compared to 2004's brassy Rejoyce: The Christmas Album, Happy Christmas exists on a small stage: Simpson doesn't belt songs out, doesn't seem intent on wowing an audience with her pizzazz. Instead, she slips into whatever old-fashioned mode works for the song at hand, kicking off proceedings with the Phil Spector-styled "My Only Wish," jauntily navigating a medley of "Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," putting on her serious face...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Left without a major-label contract after her country makeover didn't stick, there was one clear option for Jessica Simpson: sign with Ellen DeGeneres' fledgling Eleven Eleven label to cut her second Christmas album. Compared to 2004's brassy Rejoyce: The Christmas Album, Happy Christmas exists on a small stage: Simpson doesn't belt songs out, doesn't seem intent on wowing an audience with her pizzazz. Instead, she slips into whatever old-fashioned mode works for the song at hand, kicking off proceedings with the Phil Spector-styled "My Only Wish," jauntily navigating a medley of "Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," putting on her serious face for "Happy Xmas War Is Over," adopting her inner choir nerd for "Carol of the Bells," singing amiably with John Britt on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and with Willie Nelson on "Merry Christmas Baby." She may be intent on being all things to all people, but her eagerness to please suits the season and helps make Happy Christmas a better holiday soundtrack than Rejoyce.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2010
  • Label: Primary Wave
  • UPC: 856817002146
  • Catalog Number: 70021
  • Sales rank: 256,966

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jessica Simpson Primary Artist
Tom Hemby Guitar
Aaron Pearce Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Technical Credits
Willie Nelson Duet
John Lennon Composer
Yoko Ono Composer
Buddy Greene Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Mark Lowry Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer, Lyricist
Walter Kent Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Jessica Simpson Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Kuk Harrell Producer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Peter J. Wilhousky Composer
Norman Jean Roy Cover Photo
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer
Ralph Blane Composer
Josh Grabelle Art Direction, Layout
Lou Baxter Composer
Wayne Haun Orchestration, String Arrangements
Martin Cooke Assistant Vocal Engineer
Aaron Pearce Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
Josh Gudwin Vocal Engineer
Mykola Leontovych Composer
C. "Tricky" Stewart Producer, Executive Producer
Jeremy Hunter String Arrangements
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
John Britt Duet
John Dudley Moore Composer
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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    Wonderful Christmas Album

    I am a huge Christmas music fan and am very happy with this new album. It blows away Mariah Carey's new album!!! Jessica's vocals are amazing, her voice is improving with age. I think the only song I don't like is her duet with Willy Nelson. Highly recommend this CD!

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