Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes Album Review

Yes, you know that name. Idina Menzel is also the voice of Elsa on Disney's Frozen. I'll be honest, every song has me envisioning Elsa singing every song. So when you play this in the car with the kids you can tell them Elsa made a Christmas album! I'm sure they'd love it.

Holiday Wishes is Idina's Christmas Album. Did you know that Idina is a Tony Award-winning singer and actor. This album was produced by Grammy Award winner Afanasieff who has produced for Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey to name a few. 

This album features classics such as "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". It also features Joni Mitchell's Christmas-themed song "River" which is a favorite of Menzel. 

Let us not forget that she partnered with Michael Buble for "Baby It's Cold Outside". We are desperately waiting for a video for this. The song is a classic, but these two just made it even better! A video would be fantastic!

If you buy the album from Target there are two bonus songs 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.

I have to say, I really love this album. I have to say, I think Idina sings "All I Want For Christmas Is You" better than Mariah. But that's just my $0.02. Both versions are great, but this is pretty fun and I really like it. 

"What Are You Doing For New Years Eve" is a new song and its good. I tend to dislike "new" Christmas songs, but then I think back and remember that most of the Christmas songs we love today were once "new". Idina's voice is flawless, and ballads like this really show it off.

"When You Wish Upon A Star" is the classic you remember and then some. Absolutely stunning. 

I am really feeling this album. You can't not buy it. You need it in your life. It is the perfect album to have for the holidays. I plan on playing this Christmas morning during the opening of presents. Maybe even Christmas eve. I'm going to get so much use out of this album my family will welcome "regular" music after the holidays LOL.

Holiday Wishes Track Listing

Do You Hear What I Hear
The Christmas Song
Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
All I Want For Christmas
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
December Prayer
When You Wish Upon A Star
Silent Night
Holly Jolly Christmas
White Christmas
Bonus Tracks on Target Exclusive
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Mother's Spiritual

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*I was provided the album for free in exchange for my review*

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