Christmas (Jaci Velasquez album)

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Christmas
Studio album by Jaci Velasquez
Released September 18, 2001[1]
Recorded 2001
Genre Christian Christmas music
Label Word Entertainment[2]
Jaci Velasquez chronology
Mi Corazon
(2001)
Christmas
(2001)
Navidad
(2001)

Christmas is the name of the 2001 English-language holiday themed album by contemporary Christian singer Jaci Velasquez.[3] The album was released under Word Entertainment.[3] She toured in November and December 2001 to support the album.[1]

Description and reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[5]

Velasquez described the album, "For my ideal Christmas album, I wanted to record the songs I have always loved, done in their original arrangements, to make an album that will sound good now but will also sound good years from now."[1] The related review indicated that the it blends traditional 1950s style arrangements with the pop Velasquez had come to be known for. Reviewer John DiBiase called it "a creative, fun, traditional Christmas project that will touch the hearts of all ages" and "one of the best-orchestrated Christmas projects put out in the contemporary Christian music to date."[5]

AllMusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars saying it is "beautifully orchestrated with touches of traditional Christmas-style jazz and contemporary pop."[4]

Charts[edit]

The album peaked on the Billboard 200 at No. 102 and No. 5 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Christian Albums charts.[6]

Tracklist[edit]

The album contains three original tracks (including "The Angel Song") plus a series of covers of Christmas classics.[4]

  1. "O come, O come, Emmanuel"
  2. "The Angel Song"
  3. "The First Noel"
  4. "White Christmas"
  5. "It Wouldn't Be Christmas"
  6. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  7. "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!"
  8. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
  9. "Season of Love" (with Pete Orta)
  10. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
  11. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
  12. "Feliz Navidad"
  13. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" duet with Alvin and the Chipmunks

Singles[edit]

  1. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" duet with Alvin and the Chipmunks
  2. "Feliz Navidad"
  3. "The First Noel"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "August 2001 music news". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jaci Velasquez albums". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Alfonso, Barry (2002). The Billboard Guide to Contemporary Christian Music. Billboard Books. p. 262. ISBN 0-8230-7718-7. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Christmas - Jaci Velasquez". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b DiBiase, John (September 18, 2001). "Jaci Velasquez, "Christmas" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Christmas - Jaci Velasquez Billboard". Retrieved November 1, 2012.