A Mary Christmas

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  • Summary: The R&B singer worked with David Foster on her first Christmas album featuring guest appearances by Marc Anthony, Chris Botti, The Clark Sisters, Jessie J, and Barbra Streisand.
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  1. Dec 12, 2013
    60
    A Mary Christmas won't likely reach the high status of, say, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, but it's a full-effort holiday release that many of her fans should be able to enjoy for several years.
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    50
    A Mary Christmas is an undeniably listenable but sadly too-safe hodgepodge of department-store standards, kid-friendly showtunes given glockenspiel-enriched arrangements to seem more festive, and one or two white-elephant gifts from out of leftfield.
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    50
    Mostly, however, she's operating in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir end of the musical spectrum, with arrangements emphasizing massed orchestral and choral forces often overwhelming the songs.
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    40
    [The album] fails to deviate from the X Factor formula of dousing festive standards (When You Wish Upon a Star; The First Noel) with slushy strings and choirs.
  5. 40
    One hardly looks to Mary J Blige for restraint, but here the combination with David Foster’s orchestrations adds an extra layer of icing to an already sickly cake
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