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The Priests: Noel

Check Our Catalog “After selling over three million copies of their first two albums, the Priests turned their focus to the winter holidays. NOËL finds the ministers harmonizing their way through a number of Christmas standards, with an emphasis on traditional carols.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Addressing her stately tones upon an array of Christmas standards with accompaniment from a full orchestra here and an African children’s choir there, Lennox tackles the likes of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol), Oh Little Town of Bethlehem and delivers a simply delightful version of Silent Night. Such […]

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Check Our Catalog “The Puppini Sisters (who aren’t really named Puppini and aren’t really sisters) take on the Christmas season with their third album, an eclectic collection touching on their neo-swing tendencies. This is a British trio who may take after the Andrews Sisters overtly, but who, on the evidence of this disc, are at […]

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Check Our Catalog “This is Lynne the poet, unflinchingly honest, reflecting, balancing the wide-open joy in performances of standards, from the retro swing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to the seasonally and romantically teemed “Silver Bells” and “White Christmas,” which make the case that the holiday is not necessarily a joyous one for some. As […]

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Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart

Check Our Catalog “Christmas in the Heart is, in no particular order: delightful, silly, intimate in a somewhat phony way, gentle, cornball, crazy, dated, baffling and lovable.”–PopMatters

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Check Our Catalog “Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, has made a name for himself as a virtuoso instrumentalist unbounded by genre. His band The Flecktones are equally talented and adventurous as Fleck himself, and together they have made a string of critically acclaimed albums that combine bluegrass, jazz, funk […]

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Sarah Brightman: A Winter Symphony

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Enya: And Winter Came

Check Our Catalog “And Winter Came is an undeniably welcome addition to the holiday season, if only for its effortless, white, spray-painted pinecone elegance and potpourri-scented, gift shop comforts.”—All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “This holiday disc doesn’t exclusively stick to traditional Christmas songs, but covers a wide scope of material in a very ambitious manner.”—All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Come Darkness, Come Light is a brave and beautiful collection of songs that dares to run counter to what most folks expect from a Christmas album, and it asks some questions worth pondering about the meaning behind the annual celebration while mirroring the simple joys of a snowy night.”—All Music Guide

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Faith Hill: Joy to the World

Check Our Catalog “Faith Hill’s holiday album Joy to the World is a proudly old-fashioned record… anybody looking for a new old-fashioned Christmas album, this suits the bill just fine.”—All Music Guide

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