Mary j55Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has teamed up with the best musical talents in the business. Blige, for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records has completed her first-ever holiday album titled, ‘A Mary Christmas’ making it the first album collaboration between Blige and legendary producer and Chairman of The Verve Music Group, David Foster.

‘A Mary Christmas’ features Blige’s soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song.” Blige is joined by a number of A-list guests starting with Barbra Streisand, who duets with Blige on “When You Wish Upon A Star,” along with Jessie J on “Do You Hear What I Hear.” The Clark Sisters join Blige on “The First Noel” and “Noche de Paz,” is a Spanish collaboration with Mark Anthony.

Other highlights on the album include “Little Drummer Boy,” “My Favorite Things,” “This Christmas,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and Tino Rossi’s “Petit Papa Noël.” Follow Mary on Twitter!


I did a little happy dance (ok… a big happy dance) when I found out I was one of the lucky Wendy’s Bloggers who had the opportunity to review this awesome and magical presentation of holiday spirit. I received the CD – personally autographed by Mary J. – along with a super cool tote bag and a limited-edition A Mary Christmas Zine Pack – which is the CD and a 64-page booklet.

After listening to the cd several times, I must say Mary’s voice is very rich and powerful! I always knew she had that power, but with this power she also paints a picture with her voice. I could feel the color of emotions in each song, especially in “Mary, Did You Know” (which is one of my favorite songs).  The accompaniment is like a wave that lifts to the brink and then falls softly in perfect concert with Mary’s voice. Each individual’s singing voice is unique, and Her voice resonates with captivating influence. Mary chose her songs well for her first (and hopefully many more) Christmas treats for fans.


Chairman of Verve Music Group, David Foster said, “There’s so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, but I guess it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries. She doesn’t think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female. She just thinks of herself as a singer and she’s a great singer.”   I fully agree! Follow Verve on Facebook!


Buy “A Mary Christmas”  – You should get yours now!

Track Listing

  1. Little Drummer Boy
  2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  3. My Favorite Things
  4. This Christmas
  5. The Christmas Song
  6. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer
  7. When You Wish Upon A Star – Duet with Barbra Streisand
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Do You Hear What I Hear – Duet with Jessie J.
  10. Petit Papa Noël
  11. The First Noel – Duet with The Clark Sisters
  12. Noche de Paz – Duet with Marc Anthony
  13. The fantastic people at Verve Music Group and Mary J. Blige want one lucky reader to experience some holiday spirit. They are giving one reader  A Mary Christmas cd autographed by Mary J. Blige. Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance…
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    I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Verve Music Group. I received the A Mary Christmas CD to facilitate my review.

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31 Responses to MARY J. BLIGE FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM – A MARY CHRISTMAS! Review and Giveaway!

  1. Carrie says:

    Sounds like a great cd! I love Mary Did You Know!

  2. I love Christmas music. There is something magical in the tunes. I do enjoy Mary J’s soulful voice. I will have to check out her new CD.
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  3. Jennifer B says:

    I bet this is beautiful! Love Mary J. Blige!
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  4. Eva says:

    I still like the traditional Christmas Songs the best, but I am always looking for an artist to bring their own spin to them, so this is an album I will have to find and test-listen to. It should be interesting because Mary J Blige is someone whose music I really like.

  5. Pam says:

    I bet this is a great cd! I enjoy Mary J.Bilge so I am sure I would like it.

  6. Jeanie says:

    I love listening to Christmas music while I’m at work!

  7. I love Christmas albums, I bet this one is amazing; need to check it out. Thanks for a giveaway, wish me luck

  8. She has such a beautiful voice. I bet this album is wonderful.
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  9. I love MJ. I would love to win this.
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  10. kathy balman says:

    very cool, I love her voice!
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  11. Dawn Lopez says:

    Ooh how cool! I love Mary J, I’ve always been such a big fan! So glad she has come out with a holiday album! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  12. brett says:

    love mary j! and i’m christmas crazy…must get this for me 🙂
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  13. Amanda says:

    I love all holiday songs. Simple and powerful ones

  14. My favorite holiday song is Mary Did You Know. I’d love to hear Mary J Blige’s rendition of Rudolph.
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  15. I was just thinking today that i need some more holiday music. Thanks for the suggestion!
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  16. One of your readers will be happy to win this prize because Mary has such a powerful singing voice.
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  17. Kristyn says:

    i love Christmas music and would love to win this
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  18. I love Mary and this would be a great Christmas CD to own. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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  19. marci says:

    I like traditional songs the best!

  20. I love christmas music and I love Mary J. Blige can’t wait to listen to it..
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  21. Love her! Very excited about her Christmas album.
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  22. Thanks for the chance to win a great cd!
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  23. Margie says:

    I had no idea she could sing like that.

  24. melissa Resnick says:

    jingle bells

  25. Malia says:

    I LOVE Christmas music!! I would love to add this CD to my collection. My favorite Christmas song is “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey.
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  26. Emerald says:

    Mary J is the queen okay! I love her!

  27. Daniel M says:

    carol of the bells

  28. nickie says:

    jingle bells

  29. Candie L says:

    I like The First Noel. thank you