8 Days of Christmas
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Chilly, forced, and overdone, this mixed bag of modern classics, tarted-up traditional carols, and trio of tunes penned by Beyonce Knowles doesn't conjure a single warm and fuzzy image of chestnuts roasting on an open fire or Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Rather, it's just another forum to showcase the band's Gucci bag of vocal gymnastics and crass materialism. The Texas trio takes seasonal classics like Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "Little Drummer Boy" and embellishes them with their own trills and off-kilter harmonies, obscuring the songs' simple beauty. "On the eighth day of Christmas, my baby gave to me a pair of Chloe shades and a diamond belly ring," brags Knowles in the title song, a takeoff on the "12 Days of Christmas," without ever explaining why they lopped off four days. The band is shamelessly self-indulgent throughout the dozen songs found here, taking untold liberties, like renaming "Carol of the Bells" "Opera Bells" and recasting "Silver Bells" as "Platinum Bells" to reflect their multiplatinum status. But the low point of the record is when Destiny's Child hawk their Hasbro-manufactured dolls in the intro of "Platinum Bells": "Ladies, remember long ago we asked Santa to give us Christmas dolls? This year the dolls are you and me under the tree." Humbug. --Jaan Uhelszki
Top Customer Reviews
8 Days of Christmas is an awesome, funky twist on 12 Days Of Christmas. love it!
Winter paradise is cool because every member has a verse to themselves. Awesome!!
A DC Christmas Medley is a bouncy number with about a zillion different Cristmas carols mixed cleverly together and each member has a verse.
Silent Night really shows off Beyonce's vocal range. You go, girl!
Little Drummer Boy is really cool. It features Beyonce's sister Solange.
Do You hear What I Hear is my favorite! Kelly has a beautiful voice, and the harp and guitar are soooo pretty underneath it!
White Christmas is rather short but has great harmonies!
Platinum Bells is another short one but it's another clever twist on Silver Bells.
oh Holy Night showcases Michelle's rich and soulful voice.
Spread A Little love on Christmas Day is a good dance number with positive lyrics!
This Christmas is an awesome remake!
Opera Of The Bells is an excellent opportunity to show off DC's precise harmony! Jaw-droppingly perfect!
Proud Family is catchy and fun.
Emotion with Strings was a really pleasant surprise. Even my dad liked it, and he was stuck on the BG's version!
OK, this is getting very long, so in closing, I was once again wowed by these ladies! Holla!
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I purchased this cd two years ago and i still truely believe that these girls just tried too hard on this one. Every celebrity that does a christmas album expects that their version of their favorite chrismas songs will be so much better than any we have ever heard and usually it is a total disappointment. What they fail to realize is that we love the songs just the way they are. Overall, this CD reminded me of a kid playing with a bunch of wind up cars. Too many things going in different directions. Tylenol anyone???
The thing that bothers me about this CD is ... everything. I think Destiny's Child has a lot of talent but this CD was pretty bad. This isn't a very "Christmas-y CD" Yes. There are a few good tunes but the rest aren't worth listening.
If you want to listen to a real Christmas CD listen to Charlotte Church's CD. That definetly deserves a 5 star all the way. But this ... the lyrics that they changed on "8 Days of Christmas" were not "Christmas-y" and didn't fill me with any holiday motivation or spirit.
Overall: Buy if your desperatly looking for disapointment! If your a Destiny's Child over the top fan then you'll probably want to own this, only to add to your collection. However, you probably won't like it. Again I mention - Charlotte Church's Christmas CD is a better buy.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a good, pop, Christmas Album. Best song is the 12 days of Christmas. If you're a Destiny's Child fan, or even a Beyoncé fan, you'll enjoy the album. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2014 by Kassia
What I mean by my title, is that this album was clearly meant to sound like Destiny's Child first. And the songs just happened to be Christmas themed. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2012 by Elvick
At first I didn't really like this CD. I only bought it because it was on sale for $6, but the more I listened to it, the more it grew on me a bit. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2008 by ANDROIDtyler
the cd is very nice & 8 days of christmas is 1 of my favorite christmas songs keep the good work up
There are only two songs on this entire CD that I recommned: "8 Days of Christmas" and "Opera of the Bells. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003
I received 8 Days of Christmas by Destiny's Child as a Christmas Gift. Upon other reviews that I have written, I tend to make them lengthy in order to help customers see a... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003 by S. Bi
8 days of christmas is a very good album. The vocals and music are all their own. It is very interesting when you have a style that's different. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by ahnrecere
bing crosby must be turning over in his grave after listening to this no harmony tune.Published on Dec 1 2003