By Nicholas Jennings on Monday, 05 December 2011
Category: Reviews

Paul Anka - December Songs

You may have seen the car commercial where Anka sings a backseat rendition of “Jingle Bells” for the young couple up front. Here, the legendary crooner delivers a lush, gift-wrapped assortment of holiday classics like “White Christmas,” “Let It Snow” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” all sung in his characteristically mellow style and backed by a full orchestra. The highlight is Anka’s bossa-nova version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” in which he adds a refreshing swing to the old Yuletide chestnut.