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Merry Christmas with Love is Clay Aiken's second studio and first Christmas album that was released on November 16, 2004 by RCA Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. O Holy Night
  2. Winter Wonderland
  3. Silent Night
  4. Medley (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful)
  5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. Mary, Did You Know
  7. Joy to the World
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. Don't Save It All for Christmas Day
  10. Merry Christmas with Love
  11. Sleigh Ride
  12. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Merry Christmas with Love" debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling 270,000 copies. By the end of 2004, the album sold 1,004,000 copies.

It also set a new record for the fastest-selling holiday album in the Soundscan era and tied Celine Dion's record for the highest debut by a holiday album in the history of Billboard magazine.

The album was certified platinum by the RIAA in January of 2005 for shipments of 1 million copies sold in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Rolling Stone wrote that Aiken sang "each note as perfect as if it were a Disney special" and Allmusic wrote that the album "seems to benefit his performance."

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