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Happy Christmas
     

Happy Christmas

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by Jessica Simpson
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2010
Label:
Primary Wave
UPC:
0856817002146
catalogNumber:
70021
Rank:
289061

Tracks

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
Kuk Harrell   Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Peter J. Wilhousky   Composer
Norman Jean Roy   Cover Photo
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
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
Jeremy Hunter   String Arrangements
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
John Britt   Duet
Terius Nash   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
John Dudley Moore   Composer

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Happy Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Julia-MiddlesexNJ More than 1 year ago
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!