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These Are Special Times

Celine Dion Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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1. O Holy Night
2. Don't Save It All For Christmas Day
3. Blue Christmas
4. Another Year Has Gone By
5. The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)
6. Ave Maria
7. Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
9. The Prayer
10. Brahms' Lullaby
11. Chirstmas Eve
12. These Are The Special Times
13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
14. I'm Your Angel
15. Feliz Navidad
16. Les Cloches Du Hameau

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It's almost impossible to believe it didn't already exist, but now that it does, you can bet the sure-to-go-platinum These Are Special Times will turn up under many a Christmas tree this year (the perfect gift for the person who has everything?). The prolific princess of pop has thrown together a mixture of contemporary and traditional holiday favorites, bordering on too-cute and kitschy only on the intro to "Feliz Navidad." For many, Dion is an acquired taste, but even naysayers may enjoy her rare moments of restraint on a smoky version of "Blue Christmas." "The Prayer," a duet with Andrea Bocelli, is set to become this season's "Time to Say Goodbye," but it will have to battle it out with the R. Kelly duet, "I'm Your Angel," first. --Rebecca Wallwork

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These Are Speical Times to LOVE CELINE DION! June 9 2009
Format:Audio CD
When it comes to music boy does she know how to creat a magical Christmias album. The cover is beautiful and the songs are OMG. I'm Your Angel and The Prayer the two singles release are beautiful songs that I just love! Other songs like Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Blue Christmas, These Are The Special Times, Don't Save It All For Christmas Day, her version of O Holy Night as well as The Christmas Song. If you love the holidays and want soulful amazing christmas song get it! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED AT ALL! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! THANKS CELINE DION!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good. Trust me. Dec 18 2008
Format:Audio CD
Yes, it's Celine Dion.

I know that people have their negative opinions of Celine, and I have some to as I am only a moderate fan. However, I must say that this album is thoroughly enjoyable. Christmas albums are often dismissed as just a safe piece of product to earn some cash. While this album is pretty safe (like most of Celine's releases), it's supposed to be for enjoyment around the holidays and Christmas albums are supposed to be light. Her voice and her style of music work well for the seasonal genre. Standout tracks include:

"Don't Save It All For Christmas Day" - an original Christmas ballad about showing love all year round, and not just on Christmas.
"Brahm's Lullaby" - a very soothing rendition of this classic lullaby. She sounds very good went her voice is restrained.
"Blue Christmas" - a fantastic jazzy remake of the song made popular by the King, Elvis Presley. I love his version, and Celine does this song justice.
"The Prayer" - This is a duet with Andrea Bocelli. They both have really strong voices yet different musical styles so they compliment each other.
"I'm Your Angel" - This #1 hit isn't a Christmas song, but it fits well with this CD. R. Kelly sounds great, and this unlikely duet is very nice. I'm not surpirsed it was a huge success.

So, I can honestly say that this CD is good. Regardless if you are a big fan or not, I think you will actually enjoy this album. Give it a chance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars amazing voice Jan. 10 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Celine Dion has an AMAZING voice which is just incomparable in the pop/contemporary universe. While not all the songs on this cd are very good, just a few make this cd all worth it. O Holy Night is already a good enough reason. She starts from a gentle voice but she goes Forte near the middle and just ravishes with power. Hearing the NoeeeeeeL is just mind blowing!!! O Come All Ye Faithful is amazing too and the most amazing song on this cd is "The Prayer".....absolutely amazing amazing amazing song....wow....her singing is just so good! and Andrea Bocelli is amazing too~notes come out relaxed, yet so powerful
just simply stunning
despite all this, i think the cd could have some better songs
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily My Favorite Celine CD Feb. 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
I asked my best friend for a CD this year--I knew Celine Dion had recorded one, but I didn't know what it was called. I just thought it would be nice to have. It came a little before Christmas, and I took it to work. I was drawn in immediately from the first strains of "O Holy Night." This was a phenomenal CD! I loved hearing her record with her family. I have always loved "The Prayer." "The Magic of Christmas Day" was by far my favorite. I plan to try to have my students perform that song next year if at all possible. I love many of Celine's other CD's, but this is tops as far as I am concerned. I suppose I am a sucker for a great Christmas CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the christmas spirit personified Nov. 4 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is always one of my top xmas albums,
it has a great mix of tracks, new & traditional, classical, pop/rock & ballad, & really captures the essence of the season,
it can perhaps sound a little melancholy, but is a great release from the manic christmas music where we're all supposed to be having such a mad, wild, time.
for me, this is a true, traditional christmas, warm, loving, sentimental, thoughtful, reflective, magical, filled with hope & enchantment. for the record, my fave is "the prayer" - this song is amazing, it sends shivers down the spine!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Christmas classic Jan. 3 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the best albums to wake up to on christmas morning.
From her interpretations of timeless classics like o holy night, to more upbeat, unexpected tunes like Feliz navidad, you will be smiling through this whole album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Vader
Format:Audio CD
Celine Dion delivers the goods with this album. Celine Dion's voice shines on the beautiful ballads, I'm Your Angel and the Prayer. Two amazing songs. Celine Dion delivers with this album that has to be considered one of the best Christmas albums in a long time.

Celine Dion's These Are Special Times is an amazing collection of holiday classics. Celine Dion knows how to make a masterpiece!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Christmas cd Dec 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
This cd is so fine. There is plenty of variety between newer releases and classics done with new flair and each song stands on its own with amazing strength and confidence. Some of these songs she whispers with gentleness and intimacy and others she sings from the rafters with natural power and intensity and when she does you'll hear here in the next county but almost all of them are just stunning in their own way.
"O Holy Night" has the most stunning arrangement for this song I've heard and it's perfect for her range and pitch perfect vocal talent and skill.
"Don't Save It All for Christmas Day" is new and charming, once you hear this song you know you bought a winning cd.
"Blue Christmas" is just adorable without being cutesy.
"Another Year Has Gone By" - I just love this song, so hopeful and optimistic.
"Magic of Christmas Day" she hits some goosebump producing notes in this one!!
"Ave Maria", "O Come All Ye Faithful" are solemn and lovely,
"Christmas Song" - some have sung this better but it's great here too.
"Prayer" - What can anyone say about THIS song! It's absolutely stunning.
"Brahms' Lullaby" very sweet - some French lyrics that make it even more intimate.
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" just ok I'm afraid.
"I'm Your Angel" - big hit for good reason.
"Feliz Navidad" - "Cloches du Hameau" everybody sings and sings some more - gets ya into a caroling spirit!
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