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Happy Christmas is Jessica Simpson's seventh studio and second Christmas album that was released on November 22, 2010 by Primary Wave and eleveneleven.

TracklistingEdit

  1. My Only Wish 3:50
  2. Here Comes Santa Claus / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 3:00
  3. O Come O Come Emmanuel 4:15
  4. I'll Be Home For Christmas 4:34
  5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 3:40
  6. Mary, Did You Know 3:21
  7. Merry Christmas, Baby 4:52
  8. Kiss Me For Christmas 4:49
  9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 3:59
  10. Carol Of The Bells 3:07
  11. Jingle Bell Rock 2:57
  12. Silent Night 3:49

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Happy Christmas" peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200, #23 on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart and #9 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. It has sold 110,000 copies in the United States.

As of June 2012, the album has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Happy Christmas" received positive reviews from critics.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic stated, "compared to 2004's brassy Rejoyce: The Christmas Album, Happy Christmas exists on a small stage: Simpson doesn't belt songs out, doesn't seem intent on wowing an audience with her pizzazz. [sic] [...]She may be intent on being all things to all people, but her eagerness to please suits the season and helps make Happy Christmas a better holiday soundtrack than Rejoyce."

Jon Caramanica from New York Times stated: "A Western-swing-influenced medley of "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," sung by Jessica Simpson, and produced by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream? Someone's been paying attention to one critic's holiday wish list. Ms. Simpson, who began her career several lifetimes ago as a Christian singer, hasn't sounded as focused in years as she does on the feverishly pleasing "Happy Christmas," which is produced largely by Mr. Stewart and The-Dream, the synth-bliss R&B tastemakers, employing full restraint here. The bland bigness of holiday music suits Ms. Simpson's overpowering voice well, but even when she's testing it, she sounds sharp, whether on the multitracked delirium of "Carol of the Bells" or on an electric-blues version of "Merry Christmas Baby," where she energetically over-emotes against a more laconic holiday messenger, Willie Nelson."

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