To Celebrate Christmas
Jennifer Nettles is known for her exaggerated phrasing, and it works quite well with many of these songs that call for soulful vocals.
This includes exuberant versions of “Go Tell it On the Mountain” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” along with more contemplative songs, such as “O Holy Night” and the Dolly Parton composition, “Circle of Love.”
Aside from a couple of pop-infused missteps, To Celebrate Christmas is a nice blend of joyfulness and reverence.
Recommended Tracks: “Go Tell it On the Mountain,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Circle of Love”
Versions of these capsule Christmas album reviews will also appear in the Christmas edition of Country Style Magazine.