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Crystal Gayle - A Crystal Christmas in Sweden
Crystal Gayle - A Crystal Christmas in Sweden
Actors: Crystal Gayle, David Hasselhoff, John Davidson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Television
NR     2001     0hr 50min

Take a magical journey through sweden with music superstar crystal gayle and her guests david hasselhoff john davidson and michael damian. Featues 20 songs including silver bells and let it snow. Studio: Genius Products I...  more »

     
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Actors: Crystal Gayle, David Hasselhoff, John Davidson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Other Music, Television
Studio: Winstar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/11/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1987
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Merry Little Christmas with Crystal
"Tee" | LA | 12/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm stumped by the bad reviews people have been posting on this DVD. It is what it is - Crystal's 1987 CBS Christmas special filmed in Sweden. She is beautiful as always of course and sings heavenly, what more could you want. Well, I agree she is saddled with some not particularly talented guest stars, although David Hasselhoff seems like a likable California version of a good ole boy and he certainly was a good-looking hunk of man in his thirties. He may not be the world's greatest singer, foreign record sales to the contrary, but he works well with Crystal. It's kind of nice to see an old Christmas show on DVD in a fine print, this was likely one of the last "old fashioned" Christmas variety programs before they got hip and trendy and as false as a fake Christmas tree."
Buy it for the singing not for the production
Robert Radmore | 11/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I've had this video for a number of years. Sadly, each time I watch again at Christmas I notice one more example of bad filming and writing. No doubt, Crystal is a favorite of mine, and this being from her younger days, she shines in vocal abilities and beauty. But throughout the special, the writing is just plain bad, the lines corny, and the interactions awkward. It is mentioned that Crystal's guests are friends- David Hasselhoff, John Davidson, and Michael Damian. I don't mean to sound overly critical, but she didn't exactly choose gifted singers here. There is one scene with Crystal, David, and John singing together in a church, and at the end of the number, John goes totally off-key in his harmony attempts- and they didn't even cut it! We get an education of sorts of some different aspects of Sweden. Good attempts, but there are times when Crystal is what you could call the interviewer of sorts. She seems a bit unsure of what to say, and the scene just seems awkward. I couldn't help wonder how some of these scenes slipped through. The scenery does have its beauty. And without a doubt, Crystal Gayle's richness, power and vocal ability lend themselves beautifully to "White Christmas," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and a host of others. If it were an hour-long video of Crystal singing those holiday gems, I would give it six stars if I could."
Crystal DVD
Robert Radmore | 12/31/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am a big Crystal fan, and am always looking for something new from her, but I was really disapointed with the DVD. It was recorded several years ago, and many of the songs were dubbed from her Christmas CD, and were not even re-recorded for the DVD. In a word, stick to her Christmas CD."
CRYSTAL SHINES
Robert Radmore | Oxford, N.J. | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Crystal Gayles "shines" in this Christmas special filmed in Sweden. She sounds beautiful singing several Christmas Carols with help from her guest stars John Davidson and David Hasselhoff. The special really fills you with the Christmas spirit!"