Sunday, December 21, 2014

Idina Menzel Sends Warm Holiday Wishes (Album Review)

Idina Menzel's Holiday Wishes is sure to become a new holiday classic. anyone who loves holiday music and who was charmed by her vocals in Disney’s global box-office smash Frozen will love this album.

Disclosure: I received a download of Holiday Wishes by Idina Menzel to review through the One2one network and Warner Bros. Records.

Cover of Holiday Wishes by Idina Menzel

About the Holiday Wishes and Idina Menzel:

"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 BublĂ© on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” An exclusive Target edition of Holiday 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."
(Quote From Album Publicity Materials)

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

My Experience Listening to Idina Menzel Album Holiday Wishes:

Idina Menzel is an amazing vocalist and this album contains great, classic songs. With that combination you just cannot go wrong. As far as my personal preference, I loved some of the songs while some have never appealed to me. I especially enjoyed the sassy and flirty duet with Michael Buble of "Baby It's Cold Outside". I always find this song kitschy and fun and Menzel and Buble do not disappoint! I also loved Menzel's beautiful interpretation of "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Where to Purchase: 

 Holiday Wishes by Idina Menzel  is available from many music retailers. I included my affiliate link to the Amazon listing for convenience. Or visit: Official Idina Menzel website