Album Review: Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Christmas Together

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
Christmas Together


Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have finally teamed up to make an album together. Since they’ve admitted that the reason they haven’t made a duets album yet is because they have difficulty agreeing on songs, making a Christmas album seems like a reasonable compromise to at least get them started.

Of particular note for Trisha Yearwood fans, Christmas Together is a mix of duets and solo performances, that latter of which include Yearwood delivering a cheeky performance of “Santa Baby” that doesn’t even sound like her. But she then reminds us that she’s one of the best singers in the business when she sings, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eave?” and “Hard Candy Christmas.”

Additionally, some classics are mixed with originals  like the fun “Ugly Christmas Sweater” and the meaningful “What I’m Thankful For,” which features James Taylor.

Recommended Tracks: “I’m Beginning to See the Light”, “Ugly Christmas Sweater,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

Versions of these capsule Christmas album reviews will also appear in the Christmas edition of Country Style Magazine.



  1. I heard this on a road trip I went on this weekend with friends. They are all big Garth fans. It was jus ok to me. I know I am probably alone in this but I have never really got what all they hype is over Garth. He is good but I don’t see anything unique in his songs or delivery.

  2. I was SO excited to get the Garth/Trisha Christmas CD yesterday, but I must admit that I was NOT a fan. So disappointed!

  3. I have to say, I guess I’m alone in this but I LOVE this album! It’s really fun to listen to, and I love they did a lot of non-traditional songs (I own many Christmas albums and like it when I hear new holiday songs).

  4. A bit disappointed with this album. I do like the fun, Ugly Christmas Sweater. It sticks in my head for days. I also like the Trisha penned, What I’m Thankful For. The lyrics remind me of the old Garth singing of Christian values and James Taylor is a wonderful touch. Typically, I am a Trisha Yearwood fan, but for me she just doesn’t shine on this album. Her duet with Garth on Baby, It’s Cold Outside is my favorite contribution from her. I don’t know if this is a fair comparison, but I was hoping to find more of what Garth put into his touching, Beyond The Season. It’s one of my family’s favorite Christmas albums. Christmas Together isn’t bad, it’s just not great.

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