It would've been easy to release another Elvis Presley standards collection for the holidays, so it was nice that his label has gone a step further and put out a record of new duets. The songs themselves are remastered but the bevy of big-name artists lending their voices to these Christmas favourites is the selling point.
Blue Christmas, which features Martina McBride's twangy vocals, perfectly complements Presley's Southern drawl, while Silent Night, helped by country star Sara Evans, retains all its original drama and passion.
While a few songs miss - including I'll Be Home For Christmas, with Carrie Underwood - this is a great holiday gift for every Presley fan.
Available for $16.99 at Mike's Music (105 Danforth, 416-466-0147).