Idina Menzel Holiday Wishes Album Review

I'm so excited to be bringing you a review of Idina Menzel's Christmas album Holiday Wishes! Idina is the voice of Elsa in Frozen (If you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing right now and go watch it!) plus she's a Broadway star in such productions as Rent, Wicked, and If/Then. Her voice is one-of-a-kind and very soulful.

The music on Holiday Wishes will appeal to anyone looking for a heartfelt and fun Christmas album to listen to this season. Idina recreates the classics in such a way that they're still "the classics" (no hip-hop renditions or anything!) but each song has her personal spin on them. My favorite song on the album is Baby It's Cold Outside which is a duet with Michael Buble. It's so jazzy and fun and makes me feel all warm and cozy. I love to sing along to this one. 

My other favorites include Holly Jolly Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You, and her rendition of White Christmas in which Idina puts a totally new spin on part of the melody. This is the last song on the album and leaves you with a feeling of wonder and awe - Kind of like looking into Narnia. Kenny G. is also featured in those last two songs I mentioned. (You know it's a good Christmas album when Kenny G. makes an appearance!)

I was surprised to hear the song When You Wish Upon A Star on a holiday album but it makes sense since it has a wintery, magical vibe to it. The other songs were great too, but of course I have my favorites and like to listen to them on repeat! Idina has an amazing voice and I'm so glad she made a Christmas album to share her voice with us this season. I had so much fun singing along to this album while putting up my Christmas tree and decorations!

Overall, this album has a good mix of traditional and unique holiday songs performed with great vocals and instrumentals that leave you with a magical feeling. If you're looking for a new album this season, I highly recommend Holiday Wishes. Buy it now at iTunes or Amazon!

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.


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