The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
By Tracy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Natalie Cole is already a Christmas time favorite in our home. Pair her with America's Choir, and the result is truly magical. I cry every time I watch it. Breathtaking!
By Gary, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Natalie Cole, the children's choir, and the Tabernacle Choir work wonderfully together to make this CD another Christmas masterpiece.
Natalie Cole delivers! Her songs, both solo and when backed by the choir are wonderful. Of hers, my favorites are probably the best and least well known songs on the album "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "The Holly and the Ivy".
I do have to say that I prefer "Oh Holy Night" when performed with the King Singers and "In the Bleak Midwinter" when it was performed by Sissel...but they are still great. I also prefer previous recordings of "Angels From the Realms of Glory" (although I do appreciate the tradition of it). The processional and "Christmas Carols in the Air" both are exuberant, thrilling pieces.
And as always, Richard Elliot's organ arrangement does not disappoint... I can't help but smile when I hear it.
The powerful beginning of "Hark the Harold Angel's Sing" literally gave me the chills.
This CD fills me with the Christmas spirit... even 2 months before most everyone begins listening to the songs of the Holiday. For me, it was a must to purchase.
By Karina, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Nothing can describe this CD better than angelic. The songs are all beautiful and the choir is once again, phenomenal. I love listening to every moment of this CD!
By Joyce, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I love this CD. "Christmas Carols in the Air" is absolutely wonderful! I had to listen to it several times in a row. Nothings better than Christmas music no matter what time of the year.