11 Songs, 42 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

JGLD74 ,

New music... sounding like classics

Cyndi pretty much can pull of any genre of music, and this album is no exception. Original compositions, save Silent Night (here in a tender and simple arrangement and best known when Pampers used it as its holiday commercial theme a few years back), add an intoxicating, yet somehow familiar, twist on Christmas tunes. This is an excetional Christmas album: fun, tender, joyous, romantic, silly...it's all here. Highly recommended.

MarknAmy ,

Favorite holiday album

This album is one of my all-time favorite holiday collections. Lauper's original songs range from fun and witty ("Minnie and Santa" and "Christmas Conga," which dares you not to dance along) to reverent and emotional "New Year's Baby" and "December Child"). Her take on some Christmas classics are gems, too. It's the best version ever of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (sorry Brenda Lee!). Love it!

fshepinc ,

You Don’t Have To Be A Fan

Cyndi Lauper produced the best Christmas album of the 90s, hands down -It belongs in the pantheon of all-time greats. With some of the less-frequented traditional songs and several new compositions she takes the listener through the gamut of emotions -joy, loneliness, anticipation, reverence, and just plain old love. I first heard this album playing in a music store back in the early 90s and had no idea who the singer was, but it caught my ear and I had to buy it on the spot. I had always considered Lauper a one-hit pop diva, but with this album she proved to have tremendous depth both as a singer and as a songwriter. Merry Christmas…Have a Nice Life is fun, emotionally satisfying, and just about the best Christmas gift you could give yourself or your friends. If you’re not sure about buying the whole album, start with December Child, In The Bleak Midwinter, and Christmas Conga to get the feel. You won’t be disappointed.

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