ALBUM REVIEW: LeAnn Rimes “One Christmas Chapter 1”

The calendar says October but the music is all December. LeAnn Rimes’ new holiday album, One Christmas: Chapter 1, delivers a wide range of Christmas tunes.

“I love EVERYTHING about the holidays and want to share the magic and joy of the season with my fans. I look forward to playing some of my favorite Christmas classics for music lovers in an intimate, cozy setting.”

Leading off the album is “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” (originally released in 1953). Families will enjoy singing the fun tune together. Can you imagine the sight of Santa bringing in a hippo through the front door?

The classics, “Silent Night Holy Night” and “Blue Christmas“, are elevated to new heights with Leann’s beautiful vocal interpretations.

Also included are “Someday At Christmas” (released by Stevie Wonder in 1967) and “Hard Candy Christmas” (sung by Dolly Parton in the 1982 musical The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas).

Chapter 1 ends with “Carol Of The Bells“, a 1904 traditional folk chant (originally associated with the start of spring), that showcases the amazing range of her vocals.

Next year LeAnn will release One Christmas: Chapter 2, and One Christmas: Chapter 3 in 2016. She will kick off her One Christmas Holiday Tour this December in New York.

Donna Block

Donna Block

I’ve been privileged to write album reviews for Got Country Online since 2012. John Berry,John Michael Montgomery, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson their music caught my ear, their lyrics caught my heart. Country music is my go-to, whether my day is great or not. I love to crank up old and new tunes, kick back and enjoy!

One thought on “ALBUM REVIEW: LeAnn Rimes “One Christmas Chapter 1”

  • November 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Ordered Leanns new Xmas album and love it. Her voice is simply amazing. Look forward to adding it to my Christmas music rotation!


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