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Cheers, It's Christmas

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Blake Shelton 10/2/2012

Review

Now that he's a big television star, Blake Shelton decided it was time that he acted the part. And so, Cheers, It's Christmas, a holiday album timed for the Christmas season of 2012, just so happens to arrive during the thick of The Voice's third season. Shelton does not play it cozy and country here; he takes the time to make this a splashy celebration, inviting his wife Miranda Lambert in for a duet on one track and her band Pistol Annies for another, keeping it country with Reba McEntire and keeping it Sinatra with Michael Bublé, perhaps straying a bit too far from home by singing with Trypta-Phunk, but feeling right at home with Kelly Clarkson. Such a long list of guests can't help but bring to mind those star-studded seasonal variety shows from the '70s and, in a sense, the record is stuck in that notion of cross-platform crowd-pleasing, trying to be a little bit of everything to everyone, but that's by no means a bad thing, as Shelton has an easy charm that carries through any bumps in the road. It's designed to be classically Christmas, with even its handful of new tunes constructed to sound classic, and Cheers, It's Christmas does indeed wind up somewhat out of time, sounding like a perennial even upon its first listen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Jingle Bell Rock Blake Shelton 2:2
  3. 2 White Christmas Blake Shelton 3:36
  4. 3 Oklahoma Christmas Blake Shelton 3:27
  5. 4 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Blake Shelton 2:46
  6. 5 There's a New Kid in Town Blake Shelton 4:29
  7. 6 Santa's Got a Choo Choo Train Blake Shelton 3:33
  8. 7 Home Blake Shelton 3:45
  9. 8 Winter Wonderland Blake Shelton 2:15
  10. 9 The Christmas Song Blake Shelton 3:54
  11. 10 Blue Christmas Blake Shelton 2:5
  12. 11 I'll Be Home for Christmas Blake Shelton 3:23
  13. 12 Silver Bells Blake Shelton 3:9
  14. 13 Time for Me to Come Home Blake Shelton 2:39
  15. 14 The Very Best Time of Year Blake Shelton 2:56

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