Michael Buble – Christmas (Warner Music Canada)

Love him or hate him, Michael Buble is one of the biggest musical acts in the world right now and, in my opinion, with great reason. He is charismatic and funny but perhaps even more importantly, the dude can sing. While he delivers rather faithfully upon the big band sound that he has built his name on, Buble also manages to delight and surprise listeners with a delightfully sprightly take on Jingle Bells while delivering a somewhat non-conventional take on All I Want For Christmas Is You. Slightly slowing down the tempo and adjusting the lyrics’ phrasing accordingly on the track was a brilliant move on Buble’s part, showing he is far more talented and wise than perhaps anybody has given him credit for.