Aaron Neville has a unique singing style that is based on his falsetto range and a specialized kind of vibrato that, to me, sounds like a beautiful alto flute. He still has a masculine sound, but it puts some people off. However there are so many of us who love his voice that we are also happy to have this great Christmas collection.
For a pop singer, his version of "O Holy Night" is fabulous and while he has the normal pop vocal cheats, the emotion and power of this version is quite straight. His version of Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" is about the best thing on the album.
He does a fine cover of "White Christmas" as are the other holiday fun songs "Let it Snow", "Such a Night". I like his "Please Come Home for Christmas" and the hymns "O Little Town of Bethlehem", and "Silent Night" are done with reverence and are quite moving. The "Louisiana Christmas Day" is a wonderful Cajun song. He finishes with "The Star Carol" and "The Bells of St. Mary's".
This is a great holiday album to have on sitting with someone you care about in front of a fire enjoying the season and each other.