October 10, 2000
Pop/Rock, Holidays, Christmas

Album Review

A surprising holiday album from Linda Ronstadt, who has chosen to include just a handful of standards and only one song in Spanish. The remainder of the tracks are traditional old English and Welsh Christmas songs, sung in Ronstadt's familiar warm voice. Highlights include a brassy duet with Rosemary Clooney on "White Christmas" and the contemporary "River," which sounds almost like the singer has been listening to a lot of Sarah McLachlan. On the whole, A Merry Little Christmas is a warm window into what Linda Ronstadt considers to be her favorite songs of the season.
Zac Johnson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Christmas Song
  2. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  3. White Christmas
  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  5. River
  6. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  7. Xicochi, Xicochi
  8. I Wonder as I Wander
  9. Away in a Manger
  10. Lo! How a Rose E're Blooming
  11. Welsh Carol
  12. Past Three O'Cock
  13. O Magnum Mysterium
  14. Silent Night
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