"Watkins’ is a fleet singer with a deft touch and natural warmth."
"This holiday offering benefits from ...lively, Basie-inspired big band arrangements and smart production." —LA TIMES
"Her second soprano voice is bright and clear and she sells the songs with sincerity…"
"Perfect uplifting music to play during this season of peace and love!…", "A heavily orchestrated gem of a Christmas album, beautifully written and performed…" —musicalmemoires.wordpress.com
"This is my Christmas album of the year! I haven’t heard so great a voice in many years. The orchestrations are wonderful! An album that I will use on air very proudly!" —M. André Roy / Radio Ville Marie, Montreal, Canada
"Reta’s incredible vocal stylings are perfect for Jason Webb and Scott Williamson’s big band arrangements." —James Riley, VP of Promotions, Shamrock Media Group
"I’ve listened to a LOT of Christmas music over the past 5 decades, and Reta Watkins' Christmas album is a beautiful blend of classic and individual style. This has a definitive jazz sound that I adore!! There is a big band sound that will take you back through time and transport you to Christmas past! You’ll be able to create Christmas memories galore if you have this CD playing throughout the holiday season!" —Berlysue.blogspot.com
"If you’re a jazz fan, then this album is a MUST for your Christmas music collection!" —Amazon blogger/reviewer, M. Fields
"A labor of love that showcases Reta’s stunning vocal ability and engaging orchestral arrangements…"
"Her sultry vocals float around marvelously soaring jazz, big band arrangements…"
"If you enjoy those memorable holiday favorites big band style, toss in an exceptional female vocalist to the mix and you’ll have a recording that is sure to sit alongside your mandatory classics quite nicely!"—seaoftranquility.org Peter Pardo
"Once you hear Reta Watkins’ gorgeous voice, it’s clear That Christmas Feeling is no ordinary Christmas album…"
"Her voice is Heavenly—able to break down the walls of the hardest hearts. Pitch-perfect, lovingly warm, and melodically pliant…"
"A strong, powerful throttle with the ability to sink deep into the sweet spots…"
"She caresses the lyrics around the edges." —Jazz Medium /Carol Banks Weber
"Clear-tone vocalist Reta Watkins’ album is a nice mix of old and new! She sounds cozy with her delivery of Nelson Riddle-styles arrangements…"
"Traditional favorites with deeply thoughtful, celebratory & impressive originals." —Jazz Weekly / George Harris