Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection

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Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection
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Studio album by Jewel
Released September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
Genre Christmas
Length 39:44
Label Reflections
Producer Jewel, Steve Skinner, Joe Mardin, Robbie Kondor
Jewel chronology
Greatest Hits
Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection
Picking Up the Pieces

Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection is the eleventh studio album and second full-length Christmas album from Jewel, released on September 24, 2013, through Reflections Records.[1]


The announcement of the album came on August 6, 2013. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal about recording another Christmas album, Jewel was quoted as saying “I wanted this record to have a resemblance to the first album. It’s a continuation of mood and spirit of that record, with the mood and feel of the album artwork with an image and tone that evokes that spirit.”[2] According to her official website, the album "features country, folk-pop roots with a classical twist."[3]


Let It Snow was recorded in 2013 and produced by Jewel, along with Steve Skinner, Joe Mardin and Robbie Kondor. Included with ten traditional holiday songs are two originals recorded for the album, titled "It's Christmastime" and "Blue Crystal Glow."[4]


The album was released on September 24, 2013, and made available in several editions. The Target edition contains an exclusive track, "Deck The Halls." Bed Bath & Beyond and iTunes offer the deluxe edition, which includes four additional tracks.[1][5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[6]

Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection has received mostly positive feedback from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic writes, "(the album) may not transcend the conventions of a Christmas album, but it also avoids the pitfalls and, on the whole, it's better than her first foray into seasonal song."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:23
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"   Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 3:28
3. "Do You Hear What I Hear?"   Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker 3:22
4. "It's Christmastime"   Jewel Kilcher 3:41
5. "What Child Is This?"   William Chatterton Dix 3:10
6. "Panis Angelicus"     3:57
7. "Blue Crystal Glow"   Kilcher, Joe Mardin 2:03
8. "Sleigh Ride"   Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 3:21
9. "White Christmas" (ft. Vince Gill on guitar) Irving Berlin 3:34
10. "Silver Bells"   Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 3:43
11. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Tormé 3:39
12. "I'll Be Home for Christmas"   Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram 3:19
Total length:


Credits adapted from AllMusic[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 43
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard)[10] 20
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 7