My Kind of Christmas

My Kind of Christmas

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by Christina Aguilera
     
 

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After releasing two albums in 14 months and nabbing the 1999 Grammy for Best New Artist, the reigning teen queen now brings us something to cherish over the holidays, My Kind of Christmas. Released on the heels of her Spanish-language album (Mi Reflejo) and her star-making 1999 self-titled debut<

Overview

After releasing two albums in 14 months and nabbing the 1999 Grammy for Best New Artist, the reigning teen queen now brings us something to cherish over the holidays, My Kind of Christmas. Released on the heels of her Spanish-language album (Mi Reflejo) and her star-making 1999 self-titled debut, My Kind of Christmas is more proof that this boisterous genie is not about to stay in her bottle. The album features three new tracks (not bad for a Christmas album): the fa-la-la-fueled dance number "Christmastime," the achy love ballad "This Year" ("This year I'm gonna take you home/This year I don't wanna be alone"), and the Diane Warren-penned "These Are Special Times," which covers that pesky goodwill-toward-man aspect of the holiday. Aguilera's kind of Christmas apparently also includes crazy, old bluesmen, as Dr. John shows up on "Merry Christmas, Baby." She more than holds her own with the gravelly voiced voodoo rocker, showing that she can get down and dirtier than the next gal (hear that, Britney?). Other highlights include "Oh Holy Night," which metamorphosizes from an icy church hymn into an emotive gospel sing-along, and a solid reading of tragic soul man Donny Hathway's hopeful "This Christmas." The best news is that the absence of "Feliz Navidad" leaves room for a Christina Aguilera Spanish-language Christmas album!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The second punch in a double whammy of stopgap releases in the fourth quarter of 2000, My Kind of Christmas appeared on the shelves two months after Mi Reflejo, Christina's Latin reworking of her debut album. My Kind of Christmas actually has more new material than Mi Reflejo, and Aguilera responds in kind, turning in passionate performances throughout the 11-song album. She can teeter on the edge of being too passionate, belting out when she should lay back, but the power of her voice, no matter how diva-esque she may be, remains remarkable; she needs to learn restraint, but she's clearly a better singer than her peers. Of course, My Kind of Christmas remains a holiday album, filled with covers of standards (from "Oh Holy Night" to "The Christmas Song" to "Merry Christmas, Baby") and a handful of obligatory new songs. None of the new songs are knockouts, but "Christmas Time" and "This Year" are pretty solid pieces of dance-pop, even if the marvelously titled "Xtina's Xmas" (easily the best name of any new holiday song of 2000) is a 90-second collage trifle that doesn't live up to its promise. But, hey -- filler is part of a holiday record, and there's actually not too much of it here. Instead, it's pretty tight, entertaining seasonal dance-pop. It may not add too much to Christina's catalog, but it does suggest that she may not be a mere one-album wonder.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2004
Label:
Bmg Special Product
UPC:
0755174847820
catalogNumber:
148478
Rank:
62319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christina Aguilera   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ray Kelley   Cello
Dr. John   Piano
Billy Preston   Organ,Piano
Pete Christlieb   Saxophone
Peter Erskine   Drums
Gary Foster   Woodwind
Alex Alessandroni   Keyboards
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Gene Cipriano   Saxophone,Woodwind
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Joel Derouin   Violin
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Ron Fair   Strings,Conductor
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Steve Forman   Percussion
Armen Garabedian   Violin
John Goux   Guitar
Endre Granat   Violin
Dan Higgins   Saxophone,Woodwind
Marni Johnson   French Horn
Anne Karam   Cello
Roland Kato   Viola
Joe Ketendjian   Violin
Kathleen Lenski   Violin
Sal Lozano   Saxophone
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Earl Madison   Cello
Andy Martin   Trombone
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Jack Nimitz   Woodwind
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Tom Ranier   Piano
Robin Ross   Viola
Bob Sanov   Violin
Sheridon Stokes   Woodwind
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Mike Watts   Celeste
Scott Haupert   Viola
Ashley Ingram   Guitar
Renita Koven   Viola
Susan Ranney   Contrabass (Vocal)
Eric Dawkins   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Jerry Folsom   French Horn
Johana Krejci   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Norman Ludwin   Contrabass (Vocal)
Alan Mautner   Violin
Miari   Background Vocals
Myron McKinley   Organ
Agnes Gottschewski   Violin
Mimi Granat   Viola
Gary Kuo   Violin
Oscar Hidalgo   Contrabass (Vocal)
Kim Johnson   Background Vocals
BabyBoy   Keyboards
Galina Golovin   Violin
Judy Johnson   Cello
Tiffany Ju   Violin
Frances Moore   Violin
Don Shelton   Woodwind
Matrix   Bass,Keyboards
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Raymond Tischer   Viola
Brian O'Connor   French Horn

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Mass Choir   Contributor
Alex Alessandroni   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger,Orchestration
Ron Fair   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Hugh Martin   Composer
Sammy Nestico   Horn Arrangements,Horn Conductor
Robert Wells   Composer
Brad Haehnel   Engineer
Eric Dawkins   Director,Vocal Arrangements
Ray Cham   Composer
Michael C. Ross   Engineer,Vocal Recording
Ralph Blane   Composer
Sol Survivor   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Brett Kilroe   Art Direction
Lou Baxter   Composer
Chaka Blackmon   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Kim Johnson   Director
BabyBoy   drum programming
Celebrity Voices Choir   Contributor
Johnny Moore   Composer
Matrix   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Chakdaddy   Programming,Vocal Arrangements

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My Kind of Christmas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
outstanding, she's extraordinary, the superlative to describe her voice, talents, has not been invented
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina belts out the Christmas songs with such feeling. She really gets into the songs. She is amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album really shows Christina's amazing vocal range!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
people see her and think hey another singer ,but when i see her i say look a new leader.she is my idle she has the moves the talent and everthing i would want to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the sexy thrills in ''This Year'' and the vocal chills in ''Merry Christmas,Baby'' Ms.Aguilera proves shes not just some teen singer.On the track ''Oh Holy Night'' Aguilera proves she can butt heads with Mariah and have a wrestling match with Whitney.''My Kind Of Christmas'' most defintley gives Christina a spot in the future and its a title that you should definitley pick up for Christmas and just to hear a natural at heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina puts her own special stamp on the holiday season!!! A must have for the holidays!!! Have yourself a merry little time with this collection!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although many people think she is a wannabe of Britney Spears and all of those DIARIES, and Making the Videos (MTV) were scripted and pre-recorded music, but if she DOES do all that (which she doesn't) then why would she have been on ''The Mickey Mouse Club'' and ''Star Search'' when she was younger?!?! So in conclusion, this is what I have to say to all those people who think all of this NONSENSE-Oh,POO!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a great gift from Christina. It's a supurb rendition of modern pop Christmas. Christina has an amazing voice and remarkable vocal range. This Christmas album makes you want to get up and dance. And although this is a compilation of modern pop Christmas the music and her voice still provides the joy and beauty of early Christmas music. Great job Christina.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD. What is wrong with these few negative people who are dissing this Album. It's very good. Christina's voice is so powerful and this CD is full of Christmas cheer. ''O' Holy Night'' is beautiful, in addition to, ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'', and ''The Christmas Song''. ''Merry Christmas Baby'' is composed of sexy blues which is unique and her voice is awesome. This CD is not boring it's peppy and makes you want to dance and at the same time the music still reveals the beauty and joy of Christmas music. Furthermore, I am in my 30's and find Christina to be very talented. Please ignore any of those negative reviews. If you have an appreciation and respect for music you will enjoy this CD. Keep up the good work Christina. This CD is a nice rendition of Christmas cheer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got to admit I've heard and bought a lot of Christmas music over the years and, just when I thought I've heard everything; along comes the talented Christina Aguilera with a CD that made me stop and listen. . . again and again. What can I say, I've been in love with her voice every since ''Genie In A Bottle''.The same funky and soulful edge that she delivered in her first release is laced everso graceful within the tracks of this CD. No matter how many variations you've heard on the standards; this package offers fresh spin on the classics. For example: ''Merry Christmas, Baby''. Christina's version will surely delight the ears of both those who remember the 'Charles Brown' original as well as those who will hear it for the first time. This will definitely be the seasons best Christmas buy. Music lovers, I have three words for you: GO GET IT !!! You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina is a great singer with a Britney spears voice. I like the style of her clothes. She looks dazzling for winter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that Christina Aguleria is the best. Not only does she have a voice, but she got a body too. Now common peoples...how about that?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina shows us why she got that Best New Artist Grammy. Her voice has matured a lot since her debut album, and she shows it off in songs like ''Angels We Have Heard On High''. This is definately a must have. Listen to her lead a gospel choir with incredible confidence not usually seen in a teenager!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the bootleg copy of this album and it iz the bizomb. You rock Christina! GIRL POWER!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a BEAUTIFUL CD. I LOVE it. The Christmas Song is indeed my favorite. It features a Holiday Remix of the same song as released on the single she released last year ''The Christmas Song'' CHRISTINA FANS...BUY IT! A must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album by Christina has changed the way we listen to Christmas songs by taking the old music and adding some modern beat to it and it has passed my test. Congratulations Christina on a job well done with that so cool voice of yours wish i could say the same to Britney Spears but yeah Christina Aguilera is the best and if you don't like it i think you better go and get your ear's checked because this album kicks a**!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this CD!!!!!! All of the songs are great! I love Christina's voice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina has done it again! This is definetly the best christmas album ever put out. Christina is the most amazing artist and her voice soars above anyone else out there. This is a must have for this holiday season. Come on everybody let's support Christina's career!!!!! She is #1!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album, with lots of new and traditional christmas songs with real sound and the strong voice we all know so well. So go get it,and it will make your christmas rock!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL XMAS' CD THAT I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO!!!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT JOKING!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING. I THINK THAT ''OH HOLY NIGHT'' IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina has made the BEST Christmas album ever, with my favorite Christmas carols and new hits. Yes, this has got to be the best Chrismas compact disc EVER! It's a great CD. I would suggest anyone and everyone to take time to listen to this CD. It's worth all of the time it's got!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD isn't very good. I expected that Christina would have done a much better job than this. Oh Holy Night is good and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and The Christmas Song are pretty good ones but the rest are horrible.This CD is very Dissapointing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
GGGGGRRRREEEEAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christina has a lot of talent, she is one of the best female singers in the world. She knows what she wants and she goes for it . That is one of the things itruly admire in her. I wish I could meet her in person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh My Gosh, I must say that Christina Aguilera had really done it this time! Her new CD is absolutely addicting! It gets me pumped for Christmas.. She has really outdone all the other Christmas albums I've heard. Her inspiring voice is really a boost for her. I really admire her!