Billboard (p.29) - "'The Chanukah Song' is exactly what one might image -- Diamond having some fun with Sandler's modern holiday hit, with some added electric guitar."
Liner Note Author: Neil Diamond.
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London; ArchAngel Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Ashbaland Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Conway Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, C; Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA; The Complex, Los Angeles, CA; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Photographers: Jason Ware; Mark Seliger; Jesse Diamond.
Neil Diamond's first two holiday albums were plainly titled THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM and THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM VOL. 2, which gave a pretty good indication of the by-the-book music they contained, just like how the very name of 2009's A CHERRY CHERRY CHRISTMAS is a tip-off that this collection is a decidedly less serious affair, even if it recycles a good chunk of the same recordings that comprised those earlier albums. A CHERRY CHERRY CHRISTMAS keeps a barbershop quartet arrangement of "Deck the Halls," a doo wop "White Christmas," and a swinging "Jingle Bell Rock," but what's notable are the additions: a ridiculous, self-celebrating title track that's trumped only by a goofy cover of Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song."