A Very Rosie Christmas

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A Very Rosie Christmas
A very rosie christmas.jpg
Studio album by Rosie Thomas
Released November 24, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Holiday
Length 49:17
Label Sing-A-Long
Producer Rosie Thomas
Rosie Thomas chronology
These Friends of Mine
(2006)
A Very Rosie Christmas
(2008)
With Love
(2012)

A Very Rosie Christmas is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas, released in 2008. It is her first holiday album and features vocals from her friends and family members. The album mixes original songs with cover versions.[1]

Thomas said of the album: "I've always loved to work on Christmas songs; Growing up, every Christmas Eve we entertained the family that came over 'cause my parents were musicians. I've had a blast doing this."[2]

The album includes a comedy skit featuring Thomas's Sheila Saputo character.[3] Damien Jurado guests on "Sheila's Christmas Miracle".[4]

Reception[edit]

PopMatters gave the album a 6/10 rating, with Ben Child calling it "a pleasant batch of jazz-pop Christmas songs".[5] The Capital Times described the album as "cute", with Rob Thomas stating "She has a quirky but affecting voice, a wry sense of humor and a deep, questioning Christian faith, and brings them all to bear on this winsome collection."[3] The Tucson Weekly gave it a positive review, with Stephen Seigel viewing Thomas's original songs as the highlights.[1]

The album was included at number 35 in Rolling Stone's "40 Essential Christmas Albums", describing it as "charming and heartfelt".[6] The Miami New Times included it in their "The Best Christmas Albums of 2008".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rosie Thomas unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Christmastime Is Here" – 3:08 (Originally by Vince Guaraldi Trio)
  2. "Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year" – 4:25
  3. "River" – 3:05 (Originally by Joni Mitchell)
  4. "Winter Wonderland" – 3:23 (Music and lyrics by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith)
  5. "Silent Night" – 4:14 (Music and lyrics by Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber)
  6. "O Come O Come Emmanuel" – 3:35 (Lyrics from Latin text by John Mason Neale)
  7. "Snow Day" – 3:54
  8. "Alone At Christmastime" – 2:59
  9. "Christmas Don't Be Late" – 6:40 (Originally by The Chipmunks)
  10. "Let It Snow" – 2:39 (Music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne)
  11. "Sheila's Christmas Miracle" – 8:54
  12. "Rosie's Christmas Wish" – 2:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seigel, Stephen (2008) "Deck the Decks", Tucson Weekly, December 18, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014
  2. ^ Graff, Gary (2008) "Rocker Thomas does holiday disc for fun of it", Chicago Sun-Times, December 6, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Rob (2008) "From Corny to Classic: New Christmas CDs Appeal to a Wide Range of Tastes", The Capital Times, December 4, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014  – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  4. ^ a b Schaeffer, Christian (2008) "The Best Christmas Albums of 2008", Miami New Times, December 18, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014
  5. ^ Child, Ben (2008) "Rosie Thomas: A Very Rosie Christmas", PopMatters, December 11, 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014
  6. ^ "40 Essential Christmas Albums", Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 23, 2014