I've been waiting years for a Christmas album like this, and it's FINALLY dropped! A 'Musical' style Christmas is how I would describe it, rather than your traditional 'Pop' or 'Easy Listening' genre Christmas albums. You can imagine most of these songs being sung at the theatre. Personal favourites on the album in no particular order are:-
'Up On The Rooftop' - An up-tempo R&B Style song that you'll want to put on full blast, sung to the backing-track of Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). The song has a great beat and I love the way they sing it. Deserves to be Christmas No 1, instead of some non-Christmas song put out by an X Factor contestant.
'We Need A Little Christmas' - One to listen to if you're feeling a little down. Will give you an instant lift - Broadway style!!
'The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year' - Another Broadway style classic - Jazz shoes at the ready!
'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' - A traditional Christmas song sung by characters Mercedes, Rachel, Santana and Tina.
'Jingle Bells' - Lovin the boys big band style vocals on this upbeat number (Sung by characters Finn, Puck and Artie).
'O Christmas Tree' - Sung by Mr Schu with the chorus in the background.
'Last Christmas' - Well we all know this one girls don't we...!
'You're A Mean One Mr Grinch' - At first I thought this was Mr Schu and Sue Sylvester, but it turns out it is actually sung by K.D Lang who is rumoured to be in an upcoming episode.
'Oh Holy Night' - Sung by Lea Michelle's Character Rachel. A pretty standard version (I've heard better), but still nice to listen to.
The songs that don't cut it for me are 'Merry Christmas Darling', 'Baby It's Cold Outside' and 'Angels We Have Heard On High', hence the 4*'s. I've heard much better versions of these.
All in all, a different kind of Christmas album that is definitely worth listening to if you enjoy your musicals!