12 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When it comes to country holiday albums, it's tough to top Pretty Paper. The key to its magic is that Willie doesn't put on any musical airs by splashing the tunes with orchestral arrangements. He keeps things stripped down to his regular band plus producer Booker T. Jones' unmistakable organ licks, which bring a dash of soul to the country Christmas vibe. Willie's jazz-informed phrasing makes even "Jingle Bells" sound new, and the self-penned title track stands right up alongside the album's other yuletide standards.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

When it comes to country holiday albums, it's tough to top Pretty Paper. The key to its magic is that Willie doesn't put on any musical airs by splashing the tunes with orchestral arrangements. He keeps things stripped down to his regular band plus producer Booker T. Jones' unmistakable organ licks, which bring a dash of soul to the country Christmas vibe. Willie's jazz-informed phrasing makes even "Jingle Bells" sound new, and the self-penned title track stands right up alongside the album's other yuletide standards.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Iris Rhizome ,

A holiday must!

I grew up listing to this album on reel to reel! It's just not christmas without this album! I'm was and am so exctied to find this album on iTunes! It's wonderful!

Paullonestar ,

Great Album

My parents use to have the LP and we would listen to it each Christmas. Great songs for a great artist. A must have.

Mel_U ,

It's not Christmas without Willie.

As others have commented, this album was a holiday tradition for me. My dad kept the cassette tape in the same box as the tree decorations, and Christmas and Willie arrived together every year. I'm grown now, and I'm pleased to be able to share this music with my own daughter.

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