I haven’t seen a Dylan music polarize the musical community as much as I’ve seen with Christmas in the Heart. I’m having trouble giving an objective review, so I’ve turned to one of Casual Listening’s greatest Dylanophiles for this review. Here’s Steve McManus
Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart (holiday)
I suppose a review of "Christmas in the Heart" by Bob Dylan could start with a discussion of how the album falls in line with his Christian Gospel work of the late 1970s. Some folks may look at it as another collection of Dylan folk songs. Perhaps some reviewers may analyze the irony of Dylan, who has been called a prophet by many, singing about the birth of the man many consider to the Messiah. Yes, there is plenty of material here for the Dylan scholars, historians, critics, zealots, lecturers, and biographers. But I'm going to look past all that and simply say that this a sincere and enjoyable record to add to your holiday collection, and the proceeds go to Feeding America. And if "Christmas in the Heart" doesn't make it into your stocking, you can still donate to Feeding America and find out more information here: http://feedingamerica.org/."