Aiken’s Christmas album is reminiscent in voice and style to that of Barry Manilow’s 2003 Christmas release. The seasonal tunes include classics such as "O, Holy Night" and "Joy to the World," as well as the contemporary jingles such as "Don’t Save it all for Christmas Day" and the album’s title track. Aiken’s vocals especially soar on "Mary, Did You Know," the album’s most outstanding track.
The "American Idol" runner-up is definitely a winner with this holiday offering that will certainly be an album that will live on, year after holiday year. Who would have thought it from the skinny, red-haired kid with the crooked smile and crooner’s voice?