Why Wrapped In Red might be Kelly Clarkson’s best album so far [REVIEW]

Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped in Red

Christmas music. The mere phrase reminds me of rushed production and cheesy lyrics. But I have huge respect for Kelly Clarkson and her Christmas special was great, so I thought I’d give Wrapped In Red a listen.

I’m glad I did because this is actually a pretty good album.

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LIVE BLOG: Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale

Kelly Clarkson - Christmast Special
Photo: Kelly Clarkson’s Facebook page

10:01 PM: “I don’t do drugs. Don’t you need to be using drugs to go to rehab?” Really cute skit.

10:04 PM: That note. “Run, Run Rudolph” is so Kelly. Loving this performance.

10:06 PM: “I love hunger. But it’s just not sexy enough.” – William Shatner is pretty funny in this skit.

10:10 PM: “TMZ would just love to get their hands on these.”  Trisha Yearwood and Reba!

10:11 PM: Not loving this gown on Kelly. But she sounds good opening “Silent Night.”

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10:14 PM: With all due respect to Trisha Yearwood and Reba Mcentire, I’m not really feeling this collaboration.

Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood & Reba Mcentire
Photo: Kelly Clarkson’s Facebook page

Kelly’s first Christmas special, KELLY CLARKSON’S CAUTIONARY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TALE, aired onWednesday, December 11th at 10/9c on NBC. Here are some highlights:

10:18 PM: “My Favorite Things” isn’t a Christmas song, but I love this performance. Reminds me of big-band week when Kelly was on Idol. (She performed “Stuff Like That There” that week.)

10:22 PM: “George Clooney is going to be Santa Claus.” Uhm, I would LOVE to see that.

10:24 PM: The dress during the “Wrapped in Red” performance is the best thing Kelly has worn so far this evening. The vocals are perfect.

10:26 PM: “George? Bush?”

10:27 PM: Looks like Blake Shelton doesn’t know how to iron clothes. He should stick to his day job. :)

10:33 PM: The vocals keep getting better. Loving “Please Come Home for Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing).”

10:36 PM: Totally wasn’t expecting “Walk Away” to be used on this Christmas show. I guess Kelly really loves this song?

10:44 PM: How many ways can one say “perfection”? Kelly Clarkson doing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” justice.

10:49 PM: “Christmas isn’t about her career.” Nice lesson. I guess.

10:55 PM: “Underneath the Tree” is probably going to become a Christmas classic…eventually. Love this tune!

10:58 PM: And that’s a wrap! Loved this Chrismast special. I wouldn’t mind at all if NBC turns this into an annual thing.

Kelly Clarkson glows (and sounds amazing) in “Underneath the Tree” music video

Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped in Red

To help kick off your December, Kelly Clarkson released the official music video for “Underneath The Tree”, her holiday smash that recently topped the Billboard AC chart. The live-performance video was shot  during the taping for Clarkson’s upcoming Christmas special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, airing next Wednesday, December 11th on NBC.

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Kelly Clarkson releases “Underneath The Tree”, covers Billboard magazine

Kelly Clarkson - Billboard cover - Wrapped in Red

It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, but apparently it’s just around the corner. The evidence? New Christmas music!

First up this year is Kelly Clarkson, who just released “Underneath the Tree”.  As I expected, the song has cheesy lyrics, but the song’s vibe more than makes up for it. With the right promo, this could become a holiday classic.

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Kelly Clarkson reveals “Underneath the Tree” lyrics

Preparing to release her first Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, Kelly Clarkson today revealed the lyrics for the lead single “Underneath the Tree.” With lines such as “I found what I was looking for” and “You’re all I need underneath the tree,” this is turning out to be a cheesy song—which should be perfect for the holidays.

Underneath the Tree (lyrics) - Kelly Clarkson

“Underneath the Tree” is set to premiere tomorrow, October 18.

Kelly Clarkson releases “Tie It Up” video, announces Christmas album

Tie It Up - Kelly Clarkson

I’m a few days late, but check out Kelly Clarkson’s music video for her country single “Tie It Up. It’s a fun video that captures the excitement of getting married. Not the best Kelly Clarkson video, although it’s miles better than “People Like Us” or even “Catch My Breath.”

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