This CD was another CD I got last year. I was actually most excited about this album, and it didn’t disappoint me. This album is a great addition to my holiday music collection.
The CD starts off fast-paced with “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” which uses orchestra instruments rather than synthesizers. The album then shows Jessica Simpson’s softer side with “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).” Once again, Jessica knocks it out of the park.
The third song is a song she did with her then-husband, Nick Lachey, called “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” They performed this in 2004 on their Christmas variety show, which I enjoyed. The next song is another ballad, and Jessica gives us that warm Christmas feeling with her amazing vocals.
The fifth song is a song she did with her sister, Ashlee Simpson. Before I even got the CD I wanted to hear this song because even though Jessica and Ashlee are sisters, they have different styles of singing and different genres. However they both did great on this song, even though it was obvious Jessica needed to tone down her vocals to match her sister’s, but they were both amazing.
Jessica went traditional for her next song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” And she put her heart into singing “What Child Is This,” which was another outstanding performance. Her next song was really fun, and probably one you heard on the radio, “What Christmas Means to Me.” I LOVE that song.
Her next song is another I LOVE. “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” is very interesting and powerful. The song is from the point of view of Mary, Jesus’ mother, on the first Christmas. That song alone is really a big reason to buy the album. It’s amazing.
The second-to-last song is an original song about Christmas traditions. It’s another perky song that is fun to listen to. The last song is where Jessica gets in touch with her gospel/soul side. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” ends the album with a string of Hallelujah’s.
All-in-all, this album is a must-have. Jessica has amazing talents, and she shows them on this album (and every album), even if she isn’t quite recognized for it.