In the recent reviews of New Life "Holiday Kiss" was highlighted as one of the critics favorite.
"Holiday Kiss” is a gorgeous R&B ballad sweetened by great keyboard parts from Joe Krown and Larry Sieberth, a trio of background singers and Wardell Quezergue’s deftly arranged string section. Getting just the right touch to keep the strings from sounding saccharine is one of Quezergue’s specialties and a key reason why this song is so memorable. John Swenson, Offbeat Magazine
Hints of Tyrone Davis are evident in Modeliste's breathy vocals on the tender love ballad "Holiday Kiss" Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues