Murray Gold's music to the 2010 Christmas Special is, like the Special itself, good fun and nothing more. The music is typically lush, laced with choirs, a wallop of timpani and lots of glittery tinkly bells and the like - the usual Murray Gold, to be honest - and has the bonus of 'Abigail's Song' to round it all off. All very nice.
Why 3 stars? Well, to be honest - as much as I like Gold's music and style - I do wonder if this was a necessary release. Nearly all of the tracks are very short, a few tracks stand out and his Doctor Who music is - let's be honest - slightly repetitive, no matter how energetic or fun. This might have benefited from being reworked as a longer, more coherent suite than the brief snippets on offer.
Still, it's fun, it's sweet - just don't expect anything amazing.