The Christmas Song
Label: Warner Bros.
Blake Shelton's kind of Christmas is one shared with friends -- and same goes for his approach to Christmas carols. Duets with Miranda Lambert ("Jingle Bell Rock"), Reba ("Oklahoma Christmas") Kelly Clarkson ("There's a New Kid in Town") and the Pistol Annies ("Blue Christmas") are the ones that'll immediately put you in the holiday mood. But two songs here steal the show: "Home," where Shelton is joined by Michael Bublé, and which has been reprised with new lyrics written just for Christmas; and "Time for Me to Come Home," a Shelton original written about -- and guest-starring -- his mother.