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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes Review

 It is that time of year, for everyone to spread some holiday cheer!  What better way to spread the cheer than with a song?  So, this thanksgiving I'll be pulling out the holiday decorations and CD's and adding one to my collection!

Mommy Moments with Abby's review of Idina Menzel's Holiday Wishes: I have more of a collectors approach to music.  You will find a little bit of everything in my collection.  That said I have a soft spot for classic sounds with a personalized twist on them.  It has to be balanced though, too much of a personal touch can be overkill and destroy the song, too little and it may as well just be any old recording.  I was very pleased when I turned on these songs.  They have just enough personal touch to make them sound interesting without taking away from the classics that most of these songs are, my favorite was probably the duet between Idina and Micheal Buble with Baby, it's cold outside. My only complaint was that I felt Idina could have utilized her amazing range a little more.  Her voice is perfect for the classic holiday songs and I wish she would have put her range on display a little more.  That said, if you are looking for a new Holiday sound to fill your home this is a great option to have.  Added Bonus, if you have a daughter like I do, chances are, the moment their here the voice singing the songs you will get tons of requests for the Elsa Christmas songs!  Check out this sample of one of the songs off the CD, Holiday Wishes!


Holiday Wishes, a Christmas album recorded by Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel, is out now on Warner Bros. Records.
The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as well as Joni Mitchell’s Christmas-themed “River,” one of Menzel’s favorites.
Another highlight is a duet with international superstar Michael Bublé on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” An exclusive Target edition ofHoliday Wishes features two bonus tracks, including “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”.
Idina’s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box-office smash Frozen, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” After her performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

Idina currently stars as Elizabeth in the original Broadway production of If/Then.

Holiday Wishes Track Listing

  1. Do You Hear What I Hear

  2. The Christmas Song

  3. Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)

  4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

  5. All I Want For Christmas

  6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

  7. December Prayer

  8. When You Wish Upon A Star

  9. Silent Night

  10. River

  11. Holly Jolly Christmas

  12. White Christmas

Bonus Tracks on Target Exclusive

  1. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

  2. Mothers Spiritual

Disclosure Statement: I participated in the Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.


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