2011 Christmas albums: this year's most unnecessary collections
We could listen to "A Charlie Brown Christmas" from now until Dec. 25 and be happy. But more modern holiday albums leave a bit to be desired. Here's Jordan Bartel's look at the most random/unnecessary Christmas albums this year.
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"Ultimate Christmas Collection," Dave Koz( Capitol / November 1, 2011 )
Dave Koz is a stellar jazz saxophonist ( and look at him hug his instrument). But did we really need this album after 1997's "December Makes Me Feel This Way," 2001's "Smooth Jazz Christmas" and 2007's "Memories of a Winter's Night"? Similar territory here, Koz. Plus, it's a little odd to put "Auld Lang Syne" on a Christmas album. Maybe that¿s what makes it "ultimate"?
Who to buy it for: Kimberley Locke fans! She guests on "Please Come Home For Christmas"!!