A Mary Christmas
Mary J. Blige
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||Little Drummer Boy||Mary J. Blige||4:10||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Mary J. Blige||4:39||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Favorite Things||Mary J. Blige||3:52||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||This Christmas||Mary J. Blige||3:21||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)||Mary J. Blige||3:56||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer||Mary J. Blige||2:30||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||When You Wish Upon a Star (feat. Barbra Streisand & Chris Botti)||Mary J. Blige||3:44||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mary, Did You Know||Mary J. Blige||3:50||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Do You Hear What I Hear? (feat. Jessie J)||Mary J. Blige||4:22||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Petit Papa Noël||Mary J. Blige||4:00||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The First Noel (feat. The Clark Sisters)||Mary J. Blige||4:26||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Noche De Paz (Silent Night) [feat. Marc Anthony]||Mary J. Blige||3:27||£0.99||View in iTunes|
A truly Mary Christmas would match the distraught look on the cover. Blige's first Christmas album, guided by David Foster and Jochem van der Saag, doesn't feature sad or embittered chestnuts like "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" or "Fairytale of New York" (was Method Man busy?). Instead, it contains a mix of standard holiday songs — a couple playful, many solemn, all dramatic. It's a big production; an orchestra backs Blige on most of the songs. She pours herself into all of the material, even when she's joined by Jessie J (of all people) for a version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" that is overcooked. It could use a couple more joyous songs in the vein of Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas," which is a delight despite so many versions since the original 1970 version. A Mary Christmas won't likely reach the high status of, say, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, but it's a full-effort holiday release that many of her fans should be able to enjoy for several years.
Best holiday album
Very good music, Mary's voice is as usual amazing. And the guests are great.
Simply magical. The queen is back with a timeless classic. Best album for Christmas or anytime.
Mostly good tracks STANDOUT TRACK IS "DO YOU FEEL WHAT I FEEL" WITH JESSIE J
Born: 11 January 1971 in New York, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s