by: E. Garcia
Zooey had a great opportunity to create a Christmas album to coincide with the movie ELF. She had many fans like myself who have been waiting for years for a Christmas album with all the great songs from the movie. I myself was looking forward to a recording of Auld Lang Syne which was never part of the original soundtrack. Instead, Zooey decided to take Christmas classics and convert them into guitar hippie songs.
There is only so much you can tweak Christmas songs before they become ruined. Baby It’s Cold Outside is probably the worst song on the CD. I’m not even sure how that’s possible. This album is a classic example of what NOT to do when recording a Christmas album. Zooey needs to re-evaluate her singing career. Her voice is perfect for jazzy, blues, old time music. Until she figures that out, she has no business recording CD’s
This album could have become a Christmas classic. Instead, it’s going in the trash.