The intellectual side of my TV-critic mind was rebelling against NBC's holiday special starring the crooner. It was almost defiantly old-school in its look, its approach, its scripted comedy bits -- Buble had a chat with Oscar the Grouch, for Pete's sake. The whole thing could have been lifted wholesale from the early '70s ... and yet, that was somehow almost refreshing. Well played, Buble, well played.
-- Rick Porter, Zap2it