October 10, 2006
Pop/Rock, Christmas, Singer/Songwriter, Holidays

Album Review

For the most part, holiday-themed albums are about as memorable as what you had for lunch a month ago. As humans continue to evolve, there's a very good chance that we'll develop some sort of yuletide audio bypass valve that will allow us to filter the three-and-a-half million versions of every Christmas song ever made into one solid rendition that either pleases or displeases us, and can be dealt with accordingly. That said, James Taylor's brilliantly titled James Taylor at Christmas is about as inoffensive a collection of seasonal classics as one could hope for. The legendary singer/songwriter's warm voice is the perfect vessel for "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," and the "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" because it makes absolutely no impression on the listener.
James Christopher Monger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  5. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  6. River
  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  8. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  9. Some Children See Him
  10. Who Comes This Night
  11. In the Bleak Midwinter
  12. Auld Lang Syne