The Bottom Line
- A different spin on holiday music.
- Not enough variety.
- R&B Christmas music.
- Holiday ballads.
- Typical Keith Sweat songs.
Guide Review - Keith Sweat - 'A Christmas of Love'
But the album's lowlights are minimal. There's only nine songs and no skits or filler material, which is a smart move, since Keith's vocal style has a tendency to become monotonous and borderline annoying after repeat listening. There's a mixture of both new material and old-school classics. If you've heard any of Keith's albums then A Christmas of Love won't contain any surprises for you. It's the same formula he's been using for decades, only all the songs have Christmas themes instead of sex/love themes.
This is a solid, if unspectacular Christmas album, with two of its highlights, the songs "Point of Christmas" and "Under the Tree," stowed away at the very end of the album. These two tracks vary somewhat from the standard Sweat formula, both musically and vocally: the uptempo, piano-laced "Point of Christmas" serves as a fine reminder of the true spiritual meaning of the holiday; and "Under the Tree" is a holiday love ballad that manages to be both tender and over-sung at the same time.