This is a very heartwarming holiday album. Tracy Lawrence makes you want to grab a cup of hot chocolate and get down to the preparations of decorating, baking and enjoying quality family time. It is a traditional album with a touch of contemporary thrown in. You will find that it fits nicely with any collection of Christmas music.
Christmas music is somewhat hard to review, simply because it is generally the same basic songs sung by different people. They may be arranged slightly differently, but still the same songs. It is true; however, that the person singing can make or break the songs or the overall enjoyment level of the album you are listening to. Lawrence does a terrific job, keeping the arrangements very close to the traditional sound. That means it brings a certain level of comfort and nostalgia to the listener, bringing back the memories that you have associated with that song over the years. I also love the new music he chose to include.
There are ten tracks on the album. Seven tracks are some old favorites and three tracks are brand new music that you are sure to love immediately. The three new songs include one with a very traditional sound, one that is very much tongue in cheek and tells a very humorous story of family holiday experiences and the third falls in the middle.
"Here Comes Santa Claus" appears courtesy of Skylar Lawrence. It was her pick for the album, and little sister Keagan chose "Frosty the Snowman." Lawrence says that is the song she'll be singing around the house through Christmas and into the New Year.
The remaining songs are ones that will quickly bring the warm and fuzzy nostalgic feelings. I will admit he chose some of my favorites as well such as "Winter Wonderland" and "White Christmas."
This is an album that will soon be a favorite around your home while you are "All Wrapped Up In Christmas" and enjoying the season with your family and friends.
- All Wrapped Up in Christmas
- Winter Wonderland
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Something in the Air
- White Christmas
- The Christmas Song
- Cold Beer
- Frosty the Snowman