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Yule Tune Review Pt 2: Country Christmas

When I was little I sort of felt like I wasn't supposed to like country music, being African American and all. Plus, Daddy never listened to country and - since I did everything my Daddy did - neither did I.

As I grew older I learned that Mama LOVES country music. Like, really really loves it. So it became not so bad. Plus, I'm from Oklahoma and country music is everywhere.

Now that I've given you a brief history of my appreciation for country music, let's get into this review already, gee golly.

Lady Antebellum - On This Winter's Night

This Christmas album is...pleasant. It's full of your classic covers played acoustic and semi-acoustic. This group has perfected the art of harmony, and this skill rings true on every song. It's hard not to smile, sway and hum along.

There's nothing extremely stand-out about any of the tracks, however. I'm actually angry about their rendition of 'This Christmas'. It literally pisses me off. I can't even give them an A for effort on that one. I mean, it's not horrible...but it's just...that's one of my absolute favorite Christmas songs and it sounds like they're placing faux feeling behind it.

Fave Tracks:

On This Winter's Night - Yay! An original Christmas song! Again, because I have no other song to compare this one to, it's one of my favorites on the album.

Blue Christmas - I love their upbeat version of this song. Yes, I get it, it's a sad song. But I like how they made it their own.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Aww. Don't mind if I do!! The sweet harmonies of Lady Antebellum are a great fit for this song.

Blake Shelton - Cheers, It's Christmas

I love this album!!! It's so much fun!! It's as if Blake and Cee Lo sat down after taping 'The Voice' and said 'How can we create the two most fun Christmas albums of 2012?' and then they did it.

Classic covers, check. But each one receives it's own Shelton spin. The duets (Reba, Kelly and of course wifey Miranda) are perfect. This album is stuffed full of Christmas cheer and I love love LOVE it!

Fave Tracks:
Oklahoma Christmas - For obvious reasons, I like this little ditty.

Santa's Got a Choo Choo Train - How much fun is this song?! Such great imagery, a fun story, this is what (commercial) Christmas is about, people!

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Great. Now I'm homesick.

We are running out of time for Christmas album reviews!! How does it always happen so fast? One month is not long enough for all of these songs.

Or perhaps it is...



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