The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Title: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Artist: Take 6

Format: Audio CD

Label: Heads Up International

Catalog No.:  HUCD3158

Release Date: October 5, 2010

It’s hard to believe that the a capella group Take 6 has been making music for 25 years and is still going strong. Founded in the 1980s by classmates from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, Take 6 has made an indelible mark in music. Performing in several genres including gospel, jazz, rhythm & blues and doo-wop, it appears there is no style Take 6 can’t handle, including the holiday music featured in their latest project. “The primary objective in the making of the album was to create a sense of familiarity,” says group member Claude McKnight III; I must concur. This project is very accessible, while harmonic arrangements from the identifiable Take 6 make this a new standard for Christmas/Holiday music. Some of the songs covered are “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Jingle Bells.” My personal favorite, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” is a playful Dr. Seuss inspired tune that will humor both young and old. Though cliché, audiences of all ages will enjoy this heartwarming collection of Christmas favorites. I can already smell the chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

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Reviewed by June Evans