Mary J. Blige A Mary Christmas CD Review and Giveaway

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Verve Music Group. I received the “A Mary Christmas CD” to facilitate my review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this CD. 




 Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has teamed up with the best musical talents in the business. Blige, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records has completed her first-ever holiday album titled, “A Mary Christmas” making it the first album collaboration between Blige and legendary producer and Chairman of The Verve Music Group, David Foster.

“A Mary Christmas”   Track Listing

Track Listing

  1. Little Drummer Boy
  2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  3. My Favorite Things
  4. This Christmas
  5. The Christmas Song
  6. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
  7. When You Wish Upon A Star – Duet with Barbra Streisand
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Do You Hear What I Hear – Duet with Jessie J.

10. Petit Papa Noël

11. The First Noel – Duet with The Clark Sisters

12. Noche de Paz – Duet with Marc Anthony

My Review

I enjoy Christmas music only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I’m not a huge fan of listening to it for months on end. Usually I only like the fast-paced Christmas songs. However, I totally enjoyed “A Mary Christmas” This CD took a totally different spin once I had the pleasure of watching Mary J. Blige sing these songs on an HSN special. I didn’t even set out to watch it, but it coincidentally it was on TV while I was flipping through channels to find something to watch (which rarely happens.) So, I’m guessing I was supposed to see just how remarkable she is live.

I have heard her music before, but I couldn’t say I was a huge fan. I could just say I heard her in passing, but she wasn’t one of my top favorites. After reviewing this CD and watching her live on HSN, I can say I will be keep track of her music more closely.

I particularly loved hearing her sing “The First Noel”. I had a dog that we named Noel because I got her on my fourth Christmas, and she was my best friend until she took a bullet to save my life when I was 13 years old. That song has special meaning for me. Mary put a nice spin to this song.

Another Christmas song I love is, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” My mom and I use to sing that song together every year as she played it on her organ. It was hard to hear that song without having tears forming up, but it was still nice to hear Mary and Jessie J. sing it.

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

11 comments on “Mary J. Blige A Mary Christmas CD Review and Giveaway”

  1. This is great!! Since having Eli I’m insanely in the Christmas spirit and have been watching Christmas movies non stop for weeks already this year! Music to add to the non tv time would be fabulous!!

    Idk what my favorite song of Mary J is though. Probably Not Gon’ Cry or Family Affair 🙂

  2. I have to admit that I don’t know any of her songs off hand. But I am looking forward to hopefully winning and checking out this Christmas music!

  3. I love her we grew up in the same town Yonkers, NY all of her songs/albums are fantastic if you love soul r&b she’s your girl 😉 “No more drama”

  4. When I say the album is amazing, it is amazing…. I love the angelic jazz feeling Mary gave in some of the songs. My favorites are Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, This Christmas, and even tho I do not speak French I loved…….. Petit Papa Noel, Omg she made me feel like I knew what she was saying on that song. The entire album is phenomenal. I would def. recommend people to go get it.


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