On his second Christmas album, George Strait opts for five new songs and five classics, with generally good results. The album starts off strong with the swinging, romantic "I Know What I Want for Christmas" and the warm, nostalgic "Old Time Christmas." "Let It Snow" is a good fit for Strait's Western swing bent, and Strait seems to enjoy himself singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The title song, with a simple acoustic-guitar-and-steel backing during the first verse, is a classic Strait sad song. The spoken-word verses of "Noel Leon," about a man named Leon Dixon who "leaves his Christmas lights up all year 'round," sound a little cheesy, but the chorus is prettily sung. On the other hand, "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" just didn't need a country rendition. One reasonable criticism of this album, like so many other Strait releases, is that it's too short - the 10 songs come in under 29 minutes. Fortunately, Strait doesn't waste too much of that time on filler.