Jessica Simpson Christmas CD

Jessica Simpson Christmas Songs & Music

Her sugary blend of pop and country makes Jessica Simpson the perfect candidate for a Christmas album or two. Simpson has produced two holiday albums to date, with their accompanying singles receiving plenty of airplay each December.

Jessica Simpson Christmas Albums

ReJoyce: The Christmas Album

2006: ReJoyce: The Christmas Album

ReJoyce shows off Simpson’s vocal talents, but doesn’t bring a whole lot of originality to the eleven tracks on the album. Simpson chooses a diverse range of traditional carols and pop standards including O Holy Night, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, but fails to bring anything new to the covers. Simpson does add a little variety by performing duets with her sister Ashlee and then-husband Nick Lachey, both of which are brimming with Christmas spirit. The highlight of the album is Simpson’s rendition of Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song), a track made famous by Jessica Simpson’s role model Amy Grant. As far as Christmas albums go, ReJoyce will do just fine as the background music for your next party.

Happy Christmas

2010: Happy Christmas

Jessica Simpson’s second holiday album came about after PBS invited her to do a Christmas special. Everyone concerned thought it best to throw an album into the deal, resulting in the sleigh-bell riddled Happy Christmas. Unlike Simpson’s first attempt at the genre, this album is emotive, focused and fresh. Happy Christmas opens with the single My Only Wish, co-written by Simpson herself and continues with classic tracks like Happy Xmas (War is Over) and O Come O Come Emmanuel. Simpson rounds out the album with a fascinating multi-layered Carol of the Bells, in which her vocal talents really shine. Happy Christmas displays more maturity and musicality than ReJoyce and will make a far better stocking stuffer for Jessica Simpson fans.

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