And why wouldn’t anyone know what Frozen is? The 53rd Disney animated feature movie was released in 2013 and it has been watched so many times that countless kids know the songs from the soundtrack by heart. You probably know someone who sings the songs (“Let It Go” being the favourite anthem) again and again at every opportunity.

Four years later, the gang from Arendelle is back with this short film directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers. The premise is simple: Elsa laments that she and Anna have been unable to spend holiday traditions with each other because she has been isolating herself for a long time, and Olaf decides to go hunting for traditions.

Is there enough material to produce a soundtrack album? Apparently so - because this CD with 25 minutes of music is released, and is expected to sell like hot cakes during the festive season.

Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson pen four original songs and they echo the style of the immensely popular Frozen soundtrack. “Ring in the Season” is the big opening number performed by the ensemble cast, “The Ballad of Flemmingrad” is the slightly comical song crooned by Kristoff, “That Time of Year” is Olaf’s show tune, while “When We’re Together” is the warm and fuzzy finale cue to wrap things up.

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (who will be providing voice cameos as Anna and Elsa in the sequel to Wreck It Ralph in 2018), together with Josh Gad (who also sang on the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack) and Jonathan Groff (American Sniper) reprise their roles from Frozen, and do a good job to make the favourite time of the year come alive.

There is also a “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” score suite composed by Christophe Beck (Muppets Most Wanted) and Jeff Morrow, as well as karaoke mix tracks of the four songs for those who want to sing their hearts out this festive season. If you are an adult who finds this Frozen phenomenon annoying, don't be a Scrooge - it's the time to be jolly! 


Recommended Track: (6) When We're Together

Review by John Li


Ring in the Season – Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel and Josh Gad
The Ballad of Flemmingrad – Performed by Jonathan Groff
Ring in the Season (Reprise) – Performed by Idina Menzel
That Time of Year – Performed by Josh Gad and Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell and Cast
That Time of Year (Reprise) – Performed by Josh Gad
When We’re Together – Performed by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell and Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Score Suite – Composed by Christophe Beck and Jeff Morrow
The Ballad of Flemmingrad (Traditional Version) – Performed by Jonathan Groff
Ring in the Season – [Instrumental Karaoke Mix]
That Time of Year – [Instrumental Karaoke Mix]
When We’re Together – [Instrumental Karaoke Mix]



Artistes: Original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, Original score composed by Christophe Beck and Jeff Morrow
Label: Walt Disney Records
Release Date: November 3, 2017