Alan Jackson

Dreck the Halls

Alan Jackson Let It Be Christmas (ACR)

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.

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