Here are some quick reviews of new Christmas CDs for 2011. I've purchased all of these CDs myself.
Tommy Emmanuel - "All I Want for Christmas"
Carole King - "A Holiday Carole".
Michael Buble - "Christmas"
Pretty darned good, I'll tell ya... This is one of the family's favorites this year, especially the guyed-up version of "Santa Baby". This record is a lot of fun, and features some great partnering with Shania Twain and the Puppini Sisters. Great stuff. If you like the classic crooners, you'll like Michael Buble.
"A Jersey Boys Christmas"
Interesting story, my wife and I sat next to John Lloyd Young in a NYC restaurant for about 45 minutes and didn't know it was him. We didn't find out until he left, and the people he had met there filled us in.
Mannheim Steamroller - "Christmas Symphony"
That's it for tonight. Will try to get a John Zorn review done here in a few days...