Dreck the Halls
Reviewed by Jerry Renshaw, Fri., Dec. 20, 2002
Alan Jackson's big band Christmas! He drags a whole horn section through "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," and the effect, though jarring, works well with Jackson's smooth delivery. He also pulls off a Western-swing version of "Jingle Bells," with some jazzy Brent Mason guitar work and some verses you probably didn't know about. Otherwise, it's Christmas-by-the-numbers, lush arrangements et al., but Jackson's voice works it well.