Michael Bublé - Christmas (2011)

Reason for Listening:
#30 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191123). Holiday album.
Last Week: 63 | Peak: 1 | Weeks on Chart: 75.
Billboard Listing: Christmas - Michael Buble - [standard edition album cover]

Deluxe special edition cover

Released 20111024.
15+[1] songs. 51:39+00:05. Christmas (2011)
15+[1]+3 songs. 51:39+00:05+08:15. Christmas (Deluxe) (2011)
15+1+3+[1] songs. 51:39+04:14+08:15+00:04. Christmas (Deluxe Special) (2012)
15+1+3+1+[1] songs. 51:39+04:20+08:15+03:24+00:08. Christmas (Deluxe Special) (2019)

First listen. 2019 Deluxe Special.
Michael Bublé's cover of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" isn't special. Doesn't have the same ring as the original.
I like Frank Sinatra's version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" much more.
Listening to "Blue Christmas," I think of the version by Elvis Presley. I figure the reason I like Frank Sinatra's "Have Yourself..." and Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" more than Bublé's versions is that he sings in a higher key.
This version of "Feliz Navidad" sounds weak and lackluster. [To be fair, I listened to some other versions and I didn't like most compared to the original by José Feliciano.]

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition.
3: "Frosty the Snowman" (ft. The Puppini Sisters);
2: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas"; "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"; "White Christmas" (with Shania Twain); "Holly Jolly Christmas"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"; "Silent Night"; "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"; "Silver Bells" (ft. Naturally 7); "White Christmas";
1: "Jingle Bells" (ft. The Puppini Sisters); "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Mariah Carey cover); "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; "Blue Christmas"; "Winter Wonderland";
0: "Santa Baby"; "Cold December Night"; "Ave Maria"; "Mis Deseos / Feliz Navidad" (with Thalia); "Michael's Christmas Greeting";

Overall, this album didn't carry as much of the excitement or spirit which I enjoy from many of the holiday tracks I typically listen to during the holiday season.

Overall Rating: 3.0/5
Favorite Song: None

Standard edition cover

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