Michael Bublé brings ‘Christmas’ in November

Shannon Corcoran

As the Halloween craze quickly passes, the Christmas season is already fast approaching, which signifies holiday album releases.

The Christmas spirit has already hit full speed, as several holiday singles and albums have already released.

Michael Bublé has one of the most magical voices on the radio right now. As the singer of countless hits such as “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Everything,” he’s certainly vocally qualified to delve into the holiday album world.

His seasonal album, “Christmas,” is sure to be a force to be reckoned with on the charts as Dec. 25 approaches. There’s something about his voice that is perfectly suited for singing classics such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.” With his old school, jazz-like charm and smooth melodies, listeners may think the album was produced in the ‘50s rather than 2011.

Every song is catchy and sentimental, but it’s his duet with Shania Twain in “White Christmas” that really makes an impact. Offering a new take on the classic, the track is fun, yet still manages to keep the song’s initial magic alive.

Overall, this album has the potential to appeal to everybody whether they are devout Bublé fans or grandparents looking for a fresh take on the songs they’ve grown up with. While some singers butcher standard Christmas carols with synthesizers and over-the-top vocals, Bublé successfully converts music of the past into present-day holiday gold.

Bublé is no stranger to producing Grammy Award-winning albums, yet he recently told the National Post he wants “Christmas” to be one of his most influential musical work.

“If I passed away and 20 years later a kid was still listening to this, that would be really cool,” Bublé said in an interview with the National Post.

Every track makes it clear that “Christmas” is a song collection combining Bublé’s musical genius with nostalgic and sentimental values of the holiday season. With these factors at work, Bublé has earned himself a spot on the Christmas classic chart along with Bing Crosby.

Bublé’s newest album is a well crafted work of art that offers a brand new take on traditional holiday tunes. Those already planning their annual Christmas parties have to look no further for the perfect soundtrack. Although it’s only November, the season of holiday album releases is off to a festive start.

Album Rating: 5/5
Songs to listen to: “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Cold December Night”
Songs to avoid: “Santa Baby”