Since we are officially into November and just a short time away from Thanksgiving, the throes of the Christmas and holiday season will be converging upon us. If you are like me Thanksgiving day is the catalyst to start listening to holiday favorites and Christmas classics to really get in the spirit and mood of the season.
When I began listening to Idina Menzel‘s Holiday Wishes (available on iTunes and Amazon) album my daughter immediately recognized her enchanting voice and ran from the other room. Bright eyed she asked, “Mom, is that Elsa singing Christmas songs?”
This year every little girl’s favorite artist will be singing our Christmas classics and then some on her new holiday album titled Holiday Wishes. Imagine “Let It Go” as “Let It Snow” as Idina Menzel passionately sings some of our favorite Christmas melodies.
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 â€œAll I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€ and â€œHave Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,â€ as well as Joni Mitchellâ€™s Christmas-themed â€œRiver,â€ one of Menzelâ€™s favorites.
Another highlight is a duet with international superstar Michael BublÃ© on â€œBaby Itâ€™s Cold Outside.â€ An exclusive Target edition of Holiday Wishes features two bonus tracks, including â€œLet It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!â€.
Idinaâ€™s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in Disneyâ€™s global box-office smashÂ Frozen, in which she sings the filmâ€™s Oscar-winning song â€œLet It Go.â€ 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.
Holiday Wishes Track Listing
Do You Hear What I Hear
The Christmas Song
Baby Itâ€™s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
All I Want For Christmas
What Are You Doing New Yearâ€™s Eve?
When You Wish Upon A Star
Holly Jolly Christmas
Bonus Tracks on Target Exclusive
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
While Thanksgiving has not yet arrived I cannot help but to play this album all the time. I am more than excited for the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are by far my favorite holidays to share with my family. Of all the songs at Christmas on this album, Silent Night is an all time favorite and I really enjoyed the original tracks of River and December Prayer. The melodies have a seasonal tone, yet they don’t quite fall all the way into the Christmas music genre which I completely appreciate.
This album is available for download on Amazon and iTunes if you are ready to share in the holiday season and festivities. You can check out more of Idina and her entrancing voice on YouTube.
Â I participated in the Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.