Cornucopia? Cornucrapia more like! This is a truly dreadful album. I am posting this review as a warning just in case you are tempted to buy it while in a festive spirit! Make sure you listen to the samples at Amazon before you take the plunge. Maybe you too will hate Annie's murdering of beautiful carols such as "The Holly And The Ivy", "In The Bleak Midwinter", "Coventry Carol" and "Il est né le divin enfant". Annie's singing here is dour and doesn't suit this joyful material.
Lennox has previous form for this sort of thing. There was that awful covers album where "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" among others was dumped upon. Further back, Dusty Springfield fans such as I will never forgive The Tourists and their rockist trashing of "I Only Want To Be With You".
The artwork is rather nice which is the only reason why the album gets as much as one star out of five. Beware of the "Limited Edition" which has only a little more packaging (but no extra songs) for a lot more money. There is also a green vinyl edition. Tasteful!
I wouldn't want you to think I am a Lennox hater. Some of the Eurythmics stuff was rather good. I'm thinking particularly of early albums like "In The Garden" and "Sweet Dreams". But this really is the pits...