Usually I’m skeptical when artists put out a Christmas cd, however, the family trio The Henningsens definitely make the season merry and bright with their holiday release, Our Family Christmas. The ten tracks celebrate the season, and its reason, blending tradition and twang into a collection of enjoyable Christmas songs.
The music begins with “Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas Baby Jesus.” It’s a honky tonkin’ happy birthday ode that will have you singing along, even if you are not religious. From there, the album mixes festive favorites, including “Holly Jolly Christmas,” whose classic feel is enhanced by the sound of a record player and a very cute speaking part, with religious carols. Their gorgeous take on “Carol of the Bells” is peaceful and reverent as is “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Clara’s vocals are on point throughout, but especially stand out on beautiful renditions of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night.” The threesome take turns speaking “The Christmas Story” while a gentle guitar and mandolin strum in the background and are joined by Jerrod Niemann on the enjoyable “Christmas Kisses.” Closing out the record, appropriately, is “Auld Lang Syne” on which their lovely harmonies are on full display.
The entire record, from the vocals to the instrumentation, is a delight. Let The Henningsens family be a part of your family’s Christmas.
Purchase Our Family Christmas here