The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection

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Reba follows up her 1990 Christmas collection, Merry Christmas to You, which went double platinum, with this collection of heartfelt holiday favorites. A mix of original songs and classics like "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Back to Town" done as Western swing dancefloor shuffles, the album also gives a taste of Reba's upcoming TV movie. Also called The Spirit of Giving, the movie includes three songs from the disc. Standout tracks include the dramatic pop ballad "Mary, Did You Know?" and a barn-burning honky-tonk version of "Up on the Housetop" that rivals the energy of the Jackson 5 version. No country Christmas should be without it.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reba follows up her 1990 Christmas collection, Merry Christmas to You, which went double platinum, with this collection of heartfelt holiday favorites. A mix of original songs and classics like "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming Back to Town" done as Western swing dancefloor shuffles, the album also gives a taste of Reba's upcoming TV movie. Also called The Spirit of Giving, the movie includes three songs from the disc. Standout tracks include the dramatic pop ballad "Mary, Did You Know?" and a barn-burning honky-tonk version of "Up on the Housetop" that rivals the energy of the Jackson 5 version. No country Christmas should be without it.
All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Reba McEntire's second Christmas album is a departure from 1988's Merry Christmas to You. Secret of Giving features more down-to-earth, pop-country tracks that reflect her decidedly contemporary country style of the '90s. Cheerful and sincere, McEntire shows her usual eloquence on songs like "This Christmas," "Up on the Housetop," "This Is My Prayer for You," and "The Angels Sang." The lyrics in "Mary, Did You Know?" may be a little precious, but McEntire won't lose any fans with this holiday collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 008817009223
  • Catalog Number: 170092
  • Sales rank: 22,806

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Reba McEntire Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Joe Chemay Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Spady Brannan Bass
Terry Crisp Fiddle, Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Fiddle, Steel Guitar
Paul Leim Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass, Upright Bass
Jimmy Nichols Keyboards, Background Vocals
Will Smith Autoharp
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Reba McEntire Arranger, Producer
Derek Bason Engineer, Digital Editing
Kevin Beamish Engineer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
David Malloy Producer
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Cindy Owen Art Direction
Daniel Kresco Engineer
J.R. Rodriguez Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    reba doesnt disappoint

    love reba and this cd.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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