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  • Audio CD (24 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00005QZ3S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Winter Paradise - Sample Father Figure
2. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town
3. Jingle Bells
4. Frosty The Snowman
5. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
6. Deck The Halls
7. Here Comes Santa Claus
8. 8 Days of Christmas
9. Winter Paradise
10. "A ""DC"" Christmas Medley"
11. Silent Night
12. Little Drummer Boy
13. Do You Hear What I Hear?
14. White Christmas
15. Platinum Bells
16. O' Holy Night
17. Spread A Little Love On Christmas Day
18. This Christmas
19. Carol Of The Bells a.k.a Opera Of The Bells
20. The Proud Family

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I'd never want to visit Destiny's Child's homes for the holidays, if their nonsensically named holiday album 8 Days of Christmas is any indication of what they've got under the tree. Chilly, forced and overdone, this mixed bag of modern classics, tarted-up traditional carols and a trio of tunes penned by Beyoncé Knowles doesn't conjure up a single warm-and-fuzzy image of chestnuts roasting on an open fire or Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Rather, it's just another forum to showcase the band's Gucci bag of vocal gymnastics and crass materialism. The Texas trio takes seasonal classics such as Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", "Silent Night" and "Little Drummer Boy" and embellishes them with its own trills and off-kilter harmonies, overwhelming the songs so that their simple beauty is totally obscured. "On the eighth day of Christmas, my baby gave to me, a pair of Chloe shades and a diamond belly ring," brags Knowles in the title song--which is a take-off on the "12 Days of Christmas"--without ever explaining why they loped off four days. In addition, the band are shamelessly self-indulgent throughout the dozen songs found here, taking untold liberties, such as renaming the "Carol of the Bells", "Opera Bells" and recasting "Silver Bells" into "Platinum Bells", to reflect their multi-platinum status. But the low point of the record is when Destiny's Child hawk their own Hasbro Toy manufactured dolls in the intro of "Platinum Bells": "Ladies remember long ago we asked Santa to give us Christmas Dolls? But this year the dolls are you and me under the tree". Humbug. --Jaan Uhelszki

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. R. L. Smith on 7 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Their fourth CD and yet another classic. No matter which members of the group have enterd or left or whatever, the voices these girls have are direct from god.
Standouts to this album are the following three:- This Christmas, A DC Xmas melody and the final clasing track which has to get them some awards Opera Of The Bells. For future listening their all time best is definatley the first album, follwed by Writing On The Wall and Survivor. Enjoy and have a great xmas, DC will certainly make any old scrooge smile on the 25th.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "tomkatz4" on 29 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Now, there have been people complaining loads about this album. "It's nowhere near as good as The Writing's On The Wall"! Well, no it isn't, but then this is a Christmas album, and every multi-platinum artist has done one - Mariah, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton - so Destiny's Child have given it a go.
Some of the songs are, in all fairness, quite bad, worthy of the skip button on the CD player! But then, it's all about the Christmas spirit, and these devoutly Christian girls sing about something they believe in.
'8 Days Of Christmas' is a great contemporary Christmas track, tearing away from the bore-fests that are 'let's all be happy and sing with sugar sweet voices about love' songs. And each girl gets their own track to sing on individually. At the end of the album, Solange (Beyonce's sister) has a track, 'The Proud Family', the theme from the Disney show which she sings. Yes, it is very clever marketing by Mr Mathew Knowles, but so what?
So to every fan of Destiny's Child out there, this is no masterpiece and it was never intended to be. It's just the girls havin' fun and doing their thing with the Christmas songs everyone knows.
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Bought this for my daughter because she loves destiny child. I am also a collector of music so i wanted this album myself(don't tell my daughter that i play this more than her,lol) Very good version of favorite Christmas songs. Well produced and well performed. Great gift for any destiny child fan.
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Format: Audio CD
This CD is one of those Christmas CD's that everyone has to have in their CD collection. Its lovely in my eyes. its great for the Christmas time! Don't pull this CD out in the middle of August u would really be daft! but I think its one those Christmas CD's every1 has to have. Another Gr8 DC3 Album
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
this album is a great x-mas album from the greatest "destiny's child". in this one you'll find alot of x-mas melodies but with a special r'n'b touch by dc, and it sounds so good. those of you who heard 8 days of x-mas will know what i'm talking about. and another high-light! each member has a solo track here, and beyonce's lil' sister solange will sing here too!
buy it today and have a joyfull x-mas
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
........A copy of one of destiny's child's best cds!
Before i got this album i personally had no liking for christmas carols, they were to slow for my taste and didnt have any beat to them, then............Tada as if by magic this cd appeared and it jazzed christmas carols up for me. Destiny's child's original approach to christmas carols finally gave them the beat they needed, now im singing them all year round! A definate 10/10 for this album. Well done beyonce, michelle and kelly you opened my eyes to the true meaning of christmas.......the great music!
If your a fan of destiny's child you will love this album, how ever if your not......you will still love this album. I recomend it to anyone
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
An amazing album!With the usual destiny flow!Balads which are enough to make you cry to heavy bumpin pure r'n'b tunes!Lil drummer boy and Proud family also featuring Beyounces sister Solange.An upcoming talent also.Not staying in my cd collection till next Christmas! An addictive album for every taste!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I like many different types of music including pop, rock, country, jazz, folk, classical and R+B. When it comes to R+B, I am mainly interested in the old stuff, particularly of the fifties, sixties and seventies. This album dates from the late nineties and is, of course, recorded in a much more recent style of R+B. With its distinctive funky rhythms much more to the fore than on most Christmas albums, it is certainly different for any of the music that I normally listen to.

The song titles are certainly familiar but have you heard them interpreted anything like this before? 8 days of Christmas (the title track) is a re-working of 12 days of Christmas. I'm guessing that they cut it from 12 to 8 because a full-length version would have been too long given the way that they do it. Opera of the bells is actually their reworking of Carol of the bells. I can't even guess the reason for the title change here, since it certainly doesn't sound very operatic to my ears. My favorite here is probably Silent night, precisely because I've heard so many versions of this well-worn chestnut. I appreciate hearing this very different, but still recognizable, version.

As a change from what I normally listen to, this is great. Nevertheless, it won't cause me to get excited about contemporary R+B on a large scale. Still, I may dabble in it occasionally as I did with this. If you are one of those people who buy music based on what I like, I strongly recommend that you hear samples before committing yourself.
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