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Nicole launched her career with a runaway success in the Eurovision song contest of 1982 or thereabouts, with a song who's English title is A little peace. Although it made #1 in Britain, it was her only British hit, but that's not surprising. Nicole is obviously fluent in English, but records mostly in German, so her appeal elsewhere is limited to those who either know German or (like me) appreciate quality music without worrying about the words.
For this Christmas album, Nicole recorded a typical mix of originals and covers. White Christmas is sung entirely in English. You woulldn't know Nicole is German from hearing this track, so good is her command of English. Stille nicht heilige night is sung half in English (as Silent night holy night) and half in German. The remaining songs are all sung in German.
Nicole has a really lovely voice, very easy on the ears, so if you accept the language, you will find that this is a lovely, relaxing Christmas album. It doesn't rock, but you can't please everybody. Nicole has recorded a set of songs that will surely please a lot of people in her homeland, and a few of us in the rest of the world.
Nicole remains popular in Germany, where she continues to record great music, twenty years after A little peace, and it's easy to understand why.