Blogmas Day Seven: Eric Clapton Christmas Album Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Seven! Today I’m going to be talking about Eric Clapton’s Christmas album Happy Xmas. I wanted him to do a Christmas album forever and I’m so happy that it happened. I have this album on my phone and I have a physical copy, but I do that with most albums. I’m one of those people who still likes CDs, I bought a few for other people because CDs always make great Christmas presents/stocking stuffers and the art on this album is adorable. I know it was drawn by Eric and it makes it feel that much more Christmassy.

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The track listing for this album is:

  1. White Christmas
  2. Away In a Manger (Once in Royal David’s City)
  3. For Love On Christmas Day
  4. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
  5. Christmas Tears
  6. Home For The Holidays
  7. Jingle Bells
  8. Christmas in My Hometown
  9. It’s Christmas
  10. Sentimental Moments
  11. Lonesome Christmas
  12. Silent Night
  13. Merry Christmas Baby
  14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I know that if you listen on Spotify then you can hear two bonus tracks, A Little Bit Of Christmas Love and You Always Hurt The Ones You Love. Which are great, just like the rest of the album.

What I like about this album is top to bottom it’s different. It’s that perfect mix of bluesy and classic Christmas with a surprise thrown in. Jingle Bells is dedicated to Avicii, as Eric really liked his style and I think that that’s a beautiful thing to do, especially during this time of year. And it’s a great song.

Overall, this album is everything I wanted it to be and more and I give it a 9.5/10. The classics are so well done, the originals are amazing. I don’t think that I have one song that is my favorite, but I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been listening to this on and off since it came out in October, which I don’t do with Christmas music, and since it’s December it has made it’s way onto my Christmas playlist.

If you haven’t yet listened to this album, I highly, highly recommend that you do. I know it’s on Spotify and YouTube. I bought it from iTunes and got the physical copy from the EC store on his website, but I know that you can buy it other places.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve listened to this album what’s your favorite song or songs?

Until next time, you can never have too many Christmas albums and have fun listening :).

-K

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https://store.ericclapton.com

Christmas Playlist Post:

Blogmas Day 18: Christmas playlist

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