Jim Weatherly - Christmas Like Christmas Used To Be
A brand-new Christmas CD of all-new original Christmas
songs. Very nostalgic in the spirit of the old Christmas
classics. Beautiful melodies with warm, thoughtful lyrics as
well as some fun ones to put you in a heartwarming holiday
mood. Jim's eight year old daughter, Brighton, makes her
debut singing a new Christmas lullaby, "Happy Birthday
If you like the songs of Jim Weatherly and the beautiful
songs of Christmas, this CD is a must for your collection.
Review by Joel Scarborough: I have often
said that Jim Weatherly can evoke more emotions in a three
minute song than many writers do in a 300-page novel. With
enough hit songs to his credit to fill many volumes, I get
to thinking now and then that Jim’s creative reserves must
be running pretty low. And that’s about the time he usually
jolts me back to reality with the release another collection
of great new songs that recording artists from every field
will be dashing to cover. This time Jim has channeled his
warm and heartfelt lyrics into a Weatherly winter wonderland
of 14 original traditional-flavored holiday songs that just
may be the best new Christmas album in more than 25 years.
This new Brizac Records CD is chock full of Weatherly
trademark love songs, like my personal favorites:
“Christmas With You” and “A Christmas Love Song”.
This bright new masterpiece also contains a full array of
styles from jovial rocker, “Give Me Some Lovin' For
Christmas”, and an upbeat spiritual “The Star At The
Top Of The Tree” to the softly inspirational “God’s
Greatest Gift”. And, as a special bonus cut, Jim has
included his moving composition, “Happy Birthday Jesus”
sung by 8-year-old Brighton Weatherly. In fact, the holidays
are so special to the entire Weatherly family that this CD
evolved into a family project, with cover art, photography
and inspirational contributions by Edith, Cynthia, Brighton
and Zack Weatherly. So when your own family gathers this
holiday season, introduce them to “Christmas Like Christmas
Used To Be” by Jim Weatherly on Brizac Records and be among
the first to sing along with what is sure to be the next
classic standard Christmas CD.
Jim Weatherly's Star Shines
Reviewer: Randall Hines,
October 21, 2004
There's a fresh chill in the pine-scented air
and, as the radio plays those familiar tunes, we realize
it's Christmas time once again. Another year, another
Christmas? Sure, but this year Jim Weatherly adds a broad,
colorful stroke to holiday music with his latest release:
"Christmas Like Christmas Used To Be". Here is a
collection of moving, new seasonal songs that blends a
sentiment of nostalgia with the hopefulness and wonder that
can be ours every Christmas. The title track invokes the
musical traditions of Christmas with a lyrical nod to
"Crosby and Como" and that is appropriate. These original
songs will mix well with all our old favorites.
Prolific songwriter Jim Weatherly is blessed with a mellow,
expressive voice that is more than just the wrapping on
these these presents to us. These songs are as genuine and
as heartfelt as any beautifully handcrafted Christmas gift.
If you are not sure how it feels to receive a gift like
that, have a listen to "The Star At The Top Of The Tree".
This touching song, plus "My Kind Of Christmas" and
"Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours" bring all
the best of Christmas-past back to our living rooms, and
back to our hearts.
There is a tradition of story-telling in Country Music.
While this new CD, "Christmas Like Christmas Used To Be",
can not be stuffed entirely into the "Country" stocking, the
flavor of the new Weatherly song "Blessings in Disguise"
has some great stories to tell. We get to hear a little of
the Weatherly family story on this CD, too. A bonus cut
titled, "Happy Birthday Jesus" is sung by 8 year-old
Brighton Weatherly. Her sweet, young voice is unassuming,
and positively endearing. Her father's fine singing voice is
a nice example to have before her.
Jim Weatherly's voice may not be the only voice to sing
these songs for us during holidays to come. This latest
recording, like all that came before, is also a boutique for
other talented singers. Some of these brand new tunes, such
as the frisky "Gimme Some Lovin' For Christmas", are
sure to find new homes on other artist's CD's. One song from
the CD, "A Christmas Love Song", co-written with Ben
Peters, has already been performed by the Oak Ridge Boys.
If we can't clearly recall how long Jim Weatherly has been
writing songs for us (and for some of our favorite
entertainers) have a look at Jim's website for a list that
will quickly remind us. Bring home a treat for your family
this year; slide this CD into the player as the holiday
season begins and you'll look forward to hearing it next
Christmas and the next.
Barbara Barbaro (Florissant, CO)
I've been a collector of Jim Weatherly albums
and CDs since I first heard "The Need To Be" back in
the 1970s. Needless to say, I was delighted when I saw that
he had released his own Christmas CD ...and I wasn't a bit
disappointed. His collection of songs, from the peppy "It
Won't Be Long 'Til Christmas", to the moving "The
Faith And The Fire", to those extolling the true meaning
of Christmas such as "Blessings In Disguise" and
"God's Greatest Gift", are ones that stay with you long
after you've finished listening to them. Weatherly's gift
for writing about love, emotion, heartache and passion, and
now, Christmas, is truly a gift that few possess. Get this
CD for your Christmas collection. It'll warm your heart and
make you smile. (In case you haven't heard his other CDs,
start with "Songs I've Written", and go from there.)
Must-Have Christmas CD
Reviewer: "vicki" at CDBaby
This CD gives inspiration to your heart and
soul when you listen to the lyrics and wonderful melodies
Jim has put together. You'll be humming the tunes even when
the music has stopped!!
5 STARS: author: Steve--Excellent, essential listening Christmas CD
I wholeheartedly agree with the first two Reviewers. This is how Christmas Songs used to be and should be, although there are few songwriters as talented as Jim Weatherly around to be able to acheive this. Impossible to chose a favourite song, they are all brillant and the lyrics particuarly are great!
5 STARS: author: Jeff Hall --One of the best Christmas Cds ever!
A romantic, thoughtful, warm, feel- good Christmas Cd from one of the great singer/songwriters. The track "My Kind Of Christmas" is my favorite Christmas song ever. This is a great Cd that consists of original Christmas songs composed by Jim.....a must for anyone who enjoys Christmas music.
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A Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours (3:16)
Christmas Like Christmas Used To Be (4:12)
It Won't Be Long 'Til Christmas (2:52)
Christmas In New England (3:52)
Blessings in Disguise (4:20)
The Star At The Top Of The Tree (5:10)
The Faith And The Fire (4:12)
It's Sad To Be Lonely At Christmas (4:02)
A Christmas Love Song (3:24)
Gimme Some Lovin' For Christmas (3:08)
Christmas With You (4:28)
My Kind Of Christmas (4:19)
God's Greatest Gift (4:10)
Happy Birthday Jesus (3:26)
Produced by Jim Weatherly and Jonathon Willis
Background Singers - Missy Hale and Anthony Martin
Electric Guitar - Jamie Harvill on "Gimme Some Lovin'
Saxophone - Dana Robbins
Mastered by Luke Wooten at Station West
©2004 Brizac Records. All Songs Published by Universal
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