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1.  Winter Wonderland
2.  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3.  White Christmas
4.  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
5.  Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
6.  The Beautiful Day
7.  Amazing Grace
8.  The Christmas Song
9.  Silent Night


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Aoi Teshima is a singer and actress, frequently featured in both roles in Japanese Anime.  Aoi, on this album at least, sounds a bit like a Japanese Enya.  And it's possible that's her thing.  She sings her "Christmas Songs" entirely in English.  Every song is sung in a slow tempo and her voice never rises above a whisper.  This is most effective on the songs that are ballads by nature, but it doesn't sound bad on a song like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", one we're so used to hearing with a faster beat.  Aoi proves her talents by singing "Silent Night" a cappella, providing (it appears) her own harmony vocals.  I could definitely see others liking this much more than I did--folks partial to the Claudine Longet style of singing, say, or those who wish Enya's songs were just a tad less ethereal.  Personally, I like my J-Pop a little poppier.  Best tracks here, in my view, are "The Beautiful Day", "Silent Night" and "The Christmas Song".  Song samples at Amazon (JP).
 


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