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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.
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Underneath the Tree
You're here where you should be Snow is falling as the caroles sing It just wasn't the same Alone on Christmas day Presents, what a beautiful... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Aug 7, 2015
    10
    What a great album. I'd give it a 9.5, but I can't so instead it is 10. Amazing selection that gives a good spread of genres. And each classicWhat a great album. I'd give it a 9.5, but I can't so instead it is 10. Amazing selection that gives a good spread of genres. And each classic is has nice changes to differentiate it from other covers. Very nice production on the instrumentals. Kelly's voice is as solid as ever. Her low notes have never been more stable. She slides in and out of her head voice beautifully. And the belts are amazing. The 5 original tracks are all very good(at least; Winter Dreams is probably my favorite Christmas song). I'm glad she waited so long, because it was SO worth it. I'd say this belongs in the top 5 on all "Best Christmas albums" lists. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    Vocally, Kelly Clarkson never lets you down and this Christmas Album is no exception. Lead single "Underneath the Tree" is a Christmas keeperVocally, Kelly Clarkson never lets you down and this Christmas Album is no exception. Lead single "Underneath the Tree" is a Christmas keeper and "Wrapped in Red" shows a now mature and robust sound. I cannot stop listening to this album and certainly putting me in the X-Mas sprit. Well done Kelly and much success with this. Acrown to your recent marriage and expected baby. Again, well done!! Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    Her favorite album, but also one of the best Christmas album ever. Her voice sounds like an angel on Earth bringing peace to everyone. KellyHer favorite album, but also one of the best Christmas album ever. Her voice sounds like an angel on Earth bringing peace to everyone. Kelly definitely shows why she is the original American Idol and has the most solid career we've ever seen of one contestant whose won a reality show. Expand
  6. 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
  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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