By Christmas #1 fan
Great relaxing Christmas album. One of my favorites.
He reminds me of old blue eyes in his younger years
just all right for me...
I think his earlier Christmas albums were better. His daughter was not on pitch in Winter Wonderland, which is disappointing because it's a great arrangement.
I dig it
Hey I know he always plays some crazy killer in the movies but his music really has soul and some of it can even make me cry. I even like his take on the Christmas Stuff. Harry can sing anything, it's all about his style.
I bought Harry Connick's last Christmas Album and it is one of my favorites. This time around he is banking on the assumption of his previous listeners that this would be good, which is why I bought it. Sadly I want my money back! That's not gonna happen of course, but I can warn you. He tries so hard making each song "his own" that he ruins the songs. And the originals he has written are more annoying than anything. The timing is horrible in so much of the album. It would have been loads better if he would have just sang it normal. No such luck. Sorry Harry, but I want a refund.
By F. Leghorn
I'm a big Harry Connick Jr fan. I really like most of the tracks. However, there is one track, Winter Wonderland, where his daughter does a psuedo duet with him. I hate to say this but she sounds like Darla from Our Gang. She doesn't sound bad but I keep picturing Darla when I hear her voice.
He hits it out of the park again!
This man is amazing! You won't be disappointed with this Christmas CD. And you get 2 Connicks for the price of one on this CD. His daughter, Kate, is really good on Winter Wonderland. Another prodigy in the making. Great job Harry and Kate! Merry Christmas!
but he's trying to be frank sinatra...its not working
An Unexpected Disappointment
I have really enjoyed Harry Connick Jr.'s previous Christmas albums (as well as some of his other work), so I was shocked when I listened through this the first time and found myself wanting to turn it off. Mostly, it sounds like his contract called for another Christmas CD and he didn't really get around to putting anything together until the last minute. Unlike "Harry for the Holidays" (which was stellar), most of Connick Jr.'s newly-penned tunes don't flow or appeal to the ears. The melodies and the lyrics feel forced, making the music difficult to listen to. If you really want to spend some money on this, there are only four tracks to purchase: 1, 7, 10, and 12. They're very good tracks with the band in full swing. But don't waste your money on the whole disc. You'll just be disappointed.
Not a good addition to your classic "Christmas Music" collection
I love Harry Connic, Jr. but I don't love this album. This album adds too much interpretation to the classic Christmas songs I love. Unfortunately the artitstry gets in the way of my ability to to sit back and enjoy the songs. I find myself saying over and over, "Harry, what have you done to this Christmas music." I think his first Christmas albus is great but recommend you pass on this one.