Kylie Christmas

IT’S that most wonderful time of the year – when various artists decide that they are going to release a Christmas album.

This year it is Kylie's turn and I have to admit, while not being her biggest fan, I was very impressed by this offering by the diminutive Aussie star.

Thirteen tracks in total, comprising of duets, classics and three originals provide an album that some may find a bit cheesy and unimaginative, but I however, loved.

The album starts off with the trio of classics, It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (which features the first of the duets with a beyond the grave Frank Sinatra) and Winter Wonderland, that get you into that Christmassy mood.

Then comes my personal favourite in the cover of Christmas Wrapping, featuring Iggy Pop.

This has the feel of a wonderful Christmas party karaoke piece after they have both downed a few drinks and decided to give it a go.

Next comes Mrs Price’s favourite, which is the duet with James Corden, Only You.

Although not a Christmas song as such, it has a nice twinkly ambience that makes for a surprisingly effective ballad.

The album also includes three originals including Every Day’s Like Christmas, written by Chris Martin, before ending with one of my festive favourites, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

This won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it will certainly be played in our household over the festive period.