Kristine W has released the unexpected holiday e.p. Hey Mr. Christmas, much to the delight of fans eagerly awaiting the release of her upcoming albums. As a fan of Christmas music, I was excited to see how she would “house up” some holiday classics, and I was not disappointed. From start to finish, this e.p. delivers the goods, with a mix of new recordings and classic dance versions of popular holiday songs.
The e.p. kicks off with the fabulous holiday original “Mr. Christmas,” followed by “Everyday Is a Holiday” and the upbeat “Hard Candy Christmas” from “The Best Little Whore House in Texas” and “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music.” These tracks are perfect for anyone who needs a little house beat in their holiday music.
The e.p. also includes Kristine’s dance version of last year’s “Mary Did You Know” and the now-classic dance mix of “Oh Holy Night” from several years back. But the most surprising inclusion is the live unplugged take of “The Wonder of It All” with Jim Brickman. This rendition of the song is achingly beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. The original version of her album “Fly Again” never had that effect on me.
As World AIDS Day approaches, this song is particularly poignant as I reminisce about the friends I’ve lost over the years. It’s been a while since I purchased a full-length holiday album but note for note, this e.p. is worth it. Currently, the disc version is available through Perfect Beat and Kristine’s official online store, while the mp3 version is available for download and streaming from Apple Music.
In conclusion, if you want to put yourself in the holiday spirit or gift someone you love with some festive tunes, this Hey Mr. Christmas is a can’t-miss. Kristine W has once again delivered a fantastic mix of holiday classics and dance tracks that are sure to get you moving and grooving this holiday season. A+