October 13, 2009
Pop/Rock, Christmas, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Holidays

Album Review

Neil Diamond's first two holiday albums were plainly titled The Christmas Album and The Christmas Album, Vol. 2, which gave a pretty good indication of the by-the-book music they contained, just like how the very name of 2009's A Cherry Cherry Christmas is a tip-off that this collection is a decidedly less serious affair, even if it recycles a good chunk of the same recordings that comprised those earlier albums. A Cherry Cherry Christmas keeps a barbershop quartet arrangement of "Deck the Halls," a doo wop "White Christmas," and a swinging "Jingle Bell Rock," but what's notable are the additions: a version of "Cherry Cherry Christmas" that's trumped only by a goofy cover of Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cherry Cherry Christmas
  2. Sleigh Ride
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  4. White Christmas
  5. Christmas Dream
  6. The Christmas Song
  7. Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  8. Jingle Bell Rock
  9. You Make It Feel Like Christmas
  10. Winter Wonderland
  11. Joy to the World
  12. Amazing Grace
  13. Meditations on a Winter Night [Instrumental]
  14. The Chanukah Song