Entertainment Weekly - 12/8/00, pp.98,100
2 stockings out of 4 - "...It's harmlessly old-fashioned...and at least there are no age-inappropriate love songs..."
Personnel includes: Billy Gilman, Charlotte Church.
Producers: Blake Chancey, Don Cook, David Malloy.
Recorded at Westwood Sound Studio, Loud Studios, Sound Stage Studios and Starstruck Studios, Nashville, Tennessee; Whitefield Street Recording Studios, London, England.
Twelve-year-old country wunderkind Billy Gilman--younger than Britney Spears, and at least twice as wholesome--tackles the usual holiday staples such as "White Christmas" here, along with some soon-to-be standards--if "Warm and Fuzzy" doesn't get you, you just can't be had. These all go down as easily as fried chicken, pizza, and hamburgers (his favorite foods, as we're informed in the liner notes).
Gilman retains his pre-pubescent Johnny Mathis-type vocal sound, still sounding somewhat androgynous for a country singer. A mainstream crossover probably looms, once his voice breaks.