By Melissa Beneke
November 15, 2011 brought Glee’s sophomore Christmas Album to the shelves. The album deserves as solid 4 out of 5 stars.
The album includes new additions to the Glee cast. Damien McGinty stars as Rory, Samuel Larsen, Lindsey Pearce and Alex Newell as Glee Project members. Cast favorites like Lea Michelle as Rachel, Darren Criss as Blaine and Amber Riley as Mercedes also sing holiday songs.
The album has a great variety of traditional Christmas songs like “Let it Snow,” “Blue Christmas” and “Do you Hear What I Hear”.
New Christmas songs are also introduced on the album. Songs like “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” and “Christmas Eve with You” are great additions to Christmas classics. They are well written and composed.
The best song on the album is the final song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” The song combines Glee cast members Archie, Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, Kurt, Brittney, Puck, Tina and Santana. The entire classic cast members come together to sing the last song of the album and it’s a powerful mixture of strong voices.
This album is a must have for all Gleekers and a good addition to yearly Christmas collections.