Music For The Holidays: Mary J Blige’s “A Mary Christmas” #sponsored

Mary J Blige “A Mary Christmas” Review ~

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away and Christmas shortly after that, it’s time to pull out the Christmas music. So here is something to be thankful for this holiday season – Mary J Blige has released “A Mary Christmas” to help you celebrate your holiday with class.

“A Mary Christmas” from Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige’s “A Mary Christmas” features such classic Christmas songs as, “Little Drummer Boy,” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” all performed in her traditional, soulful fashion. She also has a few guests on the CD including one of my personal favorites, Marc Anthony.

Mary J Blige "A Mary Christmas" Review

Tracklist For “A Mary Christmas”

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 {with Barbra Streisand and Chris Botti}
8. Mary, Did You Know
9. Do You Hear What I Hear? {with Jessie J}
10. Petit Papa Noel
11. The First Noel {with the Clara Sisters}
12. Noche De Paz {Silent Night – with Marc Anthony}

Mary J Blige "A Mary Christmas" Review

Be sure to also pick up the Zine pack {pictured to the left} in stores this holiday season!

Thoughts On “A Mary Christmas”

Most of the songs on this CD are performed with just enough change to the song to make it hers, but she still stays close enough to the original feel for it not to feel like a betrayal to the song writer. Mary J Blige does the tempo on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” a bit, but it makes this song fun while giving it a bit of a jazz feel. Her voice is particularly suited to “Mary, Did You Know,” and “My Favorite Things” and her version of these two songs are some of the best I have ever heard. “When You Wish Upon A Star” is beautiful. I am not sure I have ever heard it on a Christmas themed CD before, but I like it and I can see why someone would choose to add this song. Additionally, Mary J Blige and Barbra Streisand have voices that sounds gorgeous together and blend beautifully.

“A Mary Christmas” is sure to be a Christmas CD that you and your family will treasure and listen to for years to come!

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. sandra davis says:

    i would love to hear When you wish upon a star

  2. Sherry Compton says:

    Mary Did you Know….I think she’ll do a beautiful job with it.

  3. I love her voice! There are a lot of great artists on her cd too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Lori Thomas says:

    My Favorite Things, love that song

  5. Oh I just lover he voice!! I will have to check this out, really interested in her version of little drummer boy. I bet it sounds fantastic!

  6. There is no shortage of wonderful Christmas music around, and kudos to Mary for being so bold as to use the Holidays name as her own!

  7. I love Christmas music, I’ll have to check this out!

  8. I really don’t know who she is. I’d give it as a x-mas gift to the cashier where I shop.

  9. Have yourself a merry little Christmas – love that song

  10. We love the little drummer boy song! My son sings it numerous times every season.

  11. I have not heard of her, but checked out her songs on iTunes, what a beautiful voice.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Did you see the movie, “Rock of Ages?” If so, she is in it. You will know which one she is because she is the best singer in the movie as far as I am concerned.

      Some of the rest of them might want to just stick to acting. ;)

  12. I’m sure that is a great CD….she is a really good singer.

  13. Looks like a great CD!

  14. I’m already looking forward to pulling out my Christmas music this weekend. This would be a great addition!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I think we are setting up the tree tomorrow, too. This CD really put me into the Christmas mood. :)

  15. I would love to hear her sing: Oh Mary Did You Know. She is one of my favorite female singers.

  16. I don’t know her music very well, but I bet it’s a lovely album.

  17. the duet with jessie j

  18. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    Do You Hear What I Hear is one of my favorite carols & I’d like to hear Mary’s version

  19. Sherry Compton says:

    12/6 I put the wrong thing in the rafflecopter but I entered the Eve’s Addiction giveaway today. Thank you. I’m sorry.

  20. Mary Did you is my choice.

  21. I’d love to hear Mary J’s version of “My Favorite Things”

  22. I’m excited to hear The Christmas Song!

  23. (Mary J Blige “A Mary Christmas” Review) This sounds like a great CD to have for the holiday’s to listen to. I am a huge fan of Mary J. Blige also.