As with all Christmas albums, the joy is in hearing old favorites sung by a beloved voice, but this isn’t simply an exercise in sentimental nostalgia. There’s a reverent “We Three Kings” in which Stewart and Mary J. Blige recapture the awe and devotion of the star-led travelers, a slinky country take on “Blue Christmas,” and a beatific “Silent Night” that first brings in a children’s choir, then the rest of the family to send it home harmoniously. As an extra-special gift, there’s “Red-Suited Super Man,” a Stewart original in which he swings like his hero Sam Cooke.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Winter Wonderland (feat. Michael Bublé)
Merry Christmas, Baby (feat. Cee Lo Green & Trombone Shorty)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (feat. Dave Koz)
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (feat. Ella Fitzgerald & Chris Botti)
Red-Suited Super Man (feat. Trombone Shorty)
When You Wish Upon a Star
We Three Kings (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Auld Lang Syne
13 SONGS, 46 MINUTES
JANUARY 1, 2012
℗ 2012 THE VERVE MUSIC GROUP, A DIVISION OF UMG RECORDINGS, INC.