Review by Glen Parkes
Bon Jovi’s trajectory spans from local New Jersey bars to global stadium fame. Their enduring presence in music history makes their Christmas single a fitting addition, infusing the festive season with their unique soulful touch.
In “Christmas Isn’t Christmas,” Jon Bon Jovi’s vocals exude a poignant, contemplative essence, weaving a tale of lost love with a gritty, heartfelt longing. This laid-back and reflective ode to Yuletide captures the universal sentiment experienced by many during this time of year.
Eschewing the overly sweet for genuine emotion, the track resonates authentically, resonating with listeners through its subtle instrumentation and production. It avoids saccharine clichés, opting instead for a sincere portrayal of the emotions tied to the holiday season, making it a piece that’s likely to strike a chord with a wide audience. Bon Jovi once again showcases their ability to craft music that taps into the depths of human experience, marking yet another chapter in their enduring musical legacy.