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|1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Pointer Sisters|
|2. Winter Wonderland - Eurythmics|
|3. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston|
|4. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band|
|5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Pretenders|
|6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Cougar Mellencamp|
|7. Gabriel's Message - Sting|
|8. Christmas In Hollis - Run-D.M.C.|
|9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2|
|10. Santa Baby - Madonna|
|11. The Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band|
|12. Run Rudolph Run - Bryan Adams|
|13. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas - Bon Jovi|
|14. The Coventry Carol - Alison Moyet|
|15. Silent Night - Stevie Nicks|
I love Madonna's cover of the Eartha Kitt classic, Santa baby. Do you hear what I hear was recorded early in Whitney Houston's career when I enjoyed her music. Santa Claus is coming to town is performed with great enthusiasm by the Pointer sisters.
Christmas (Baby please come home) is a superb cover of Phil Spector's classic song from his famous sixties Christmas album, on which it was performed by Darlene Love.
Although I've heard more different versions of Silent night than of any other song (Christmas or otherwise), I can say that the version included here by ex-Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks is among the best, if not the best, that I've heard.
Indeed, there's only one track that I'm not keen on. I've never been a rap fan so Christmas in Hollis by Run D M C does not appeal to me, but I can live with it.
The Pointer Sisters start it off so well and it just gets better. It is great to hear such a variety of artists singing such classics as 'Winter Wonderland' and 'The Coventry Carol', and Stevie Nicks is brilliant with her rendition of 'Silent Night'. Madonna's 'Santa Baby' is excellent too.
The only track which took some adjusting to was the Run D.M.C. track, however the children love this, so I guess I have to say that it reaches all levels.
The follow on album (recognised by its green sleeve) is also superb, the highlights for me personally being Aretha Franklin singing 'O Christmas Tree' and a duet between Cyndi Lauper and Frank Sinatra. However, to say that they are the 'best' on the CD would be unfair, as all the other tracks are absolutely superb.
I am sure the 3rd and 4th albums will be well worth a listen.