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Presenting a sure fire perennial classic, the debut Christmas album by Reta Watkins, That Christmas Feeling, features big band orchestration and fresh, hypnotic arrangements of holiday standards and original songs.

That Christmas Feeling is undoubtedly a cheerful nod to the popular seasonal favorites, including Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and the album’s first single, the newly arranged Mary Did You Know. No detail has been overlooked, with this flawlessly executed project.

Nashville’s crème de la crème are present in a record which exudes an explosion of the timeless orchestral sounds of the season, providing Christmas ear candy you’ll want to hear year after year!

Reta Watkins

That Christmas Feeling

suite 28 records

Suite 28 Records
Release Date: 11/17/2017

  1. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
  2. Mary Did You Know
  3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  4. Sleigh Ride
  5. Christmas In Heaven
  6. Wonderful Christmastime
  7. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  8. Behold Emmanuel
  9. The Christmas Song
  10. White Christmas

Reta Watkins

“Mary Did You Know”

So why a Christmas record?

Here is Reta in her own words:

“Christmas was a big deal in our house. Growing up in the Northeast, we experienced a lot of white Christmases, with artists like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole providing the soundtracks for that magical season. With the joys and family traditions of the season, that Christmas feeling has always remained deep in my heart.”

“I recorded many songs and albums with my family through the years, and my dad and I had always toyed with the idea of doing a holiday record together. Since his passing 10 years ago, the longing to record that quintessential classic Christmas record as a tribute to him became the driving factor to see this dream come to fruition.”

Reta Watkins

That Christmas Feeling

reta watkins that christmas feeling