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  • Summary: Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood guest on the American Idol winner's first Christmas album that includes five original songs she co-wrote.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    100
    Wrapped in Red is a stylistic maverick, for sure, but the original tunes are worthy of sitting next to the standards, and when Kelly sings, it’s like Christmas all year round.
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Any of these, as well as the retro title track, would make welcome additions to shopping-mall playlists, but it's the album's lead single, "Underneath the Tree," which recalls Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in theme, tone, and structure, that's likely to become Clarkson's very own contemporary standard.
  3. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Perhaps the concept and execution are conventional, but even in this utterly expected setting, Clarkson retains her fiery, individual spirit, and that's what makes Wrapped in Red appealing: to the letter, it delivers what it promises.
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    Wrapped in Red should prove a welcome gift to fans of the powerful pop star as Kelly Clarkson mixes classic carols and hymns with several originals co-written by the singer.
  5. Nov 1, 2013
    60
    Maybe Clarkson’s a bit too eager to prove she can still wail out the money notes, and maybe the dearth of edge will disappoint those of us who love “Addicted” and “Hole”. But Wrapped in Red doesn’t need edge; it’s just dynamic and varied enough to be satisfying.
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    Clarkson takes the view that Christmas is as much about wistfulness and unfulfilled wishes as it is unbridled joy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    10
    The production is flawless and it provided the atmosphere Kelly needed to express her musicality. Besides, amazingly well-arranged. SheThe production is flawless and it provided the atmosphere Kelly needed to express her musicality. Besides, amazingly well-arranged. She definitely got it right. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2014
    10
    Her voice is a vision of heaven that makes me cry at every high note. The best songs are Wrapped In Red, Underneath The Tree and WhiteHer voice is a vision of heaven that makes me cry at every high note. The best songs are Wrapped In Red, Underneath The Tree and White Christmas. So much love on this record, I love it! Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    This is probably one of the best Christmas albuns presented in recent years. The repertoire of christmas classics together the powerful andThis is probably one of the best Christmas albuns presented in recent years. The repertoire of christmas classics together the powerful and gentle voice of Kelly, makes this record unique and wonderfull. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    Normally I really don't like christmas song but Kelly.. Oh my God she has really amazing voice. Really good job Kelly you deserve best wishes.Normally I really don't like christmas song but Kelly.. Oh my God she has really amazing voice. Really good job Kelly you deserve best wishes. I always listening this album and this feels like already Christmas Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2013
    9
    Kelly's best ever. Reminds us of why we voted for the singer on Idol. Best producers, incredible production, fantastic selection of songs-Kelly's best ever. Reminds us of why we voted for the singer on Idol. Best producers, incredible production, fantastic selection of songs- remaining eclectic while showing renditions of the classics like we've never heard before. Even the original songs sound better than any filler track you'd hear on the standard album. So pleasing. The ruby in Kelly's library. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2015
    8
    Her voice has never been more raw, powerful. The classics are good, but the original songs on this album are what stick. "Every Christmas" isHer voice has never been more raw, powerful. The classics are good, but the original songs on this album are what stick. "Every Christmas" is a powerhouse. Expand
  7. May 18, 2014
    0
    "Kelly Clarkson's new christmas album is one of the most loving music i heard ". so far she is like one of the fame survivor she experienced"Kelly Clarkson's new christmas album is one of the most loving music i heard ". so far she is like one of the fame survivor she experienced love , joy , protection , hate . I think its the holiday that makes her happy and get away from that negative energy . Grade A+ Expand

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