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|1. Sussex Carol - Brian Dunning|
|2. Angels We Have Heard On High - Steve Erquiaga|
|3. O Holy Night - Jim Brickman|
|4. In Dulci Jubilo - Barbara Higbie|
|5. Christmas Is Coming - George Winston|
|6. The First Noel - W.G. Snuffy Walden|
|7. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Tim Story|
|8. Silent Night - Tracy Silverman|
|9. Christ The Apple Tree / Once In Royal David's City - Alex De Grassi|
|10. Deck The Halls - Liz Story|
|11. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Paul McCandless|
|12. What Strangers Are These - Will Ackerman|
|13. The Holly And The Ivy - Nightnoise|
|14. Lo, How A Rose - Paul Schwartz|
If you're a long time Windham Hill fan, chances are you already have this cd, or are getting ready to purchase it. If this is your first introduction to Windham Hill, you've come to the right place. This will be one of the most peaceful Christmas cd's you could ever own. Makes for wonderful background music while you're wrapping gifts, addressing Christmas cards, or hosting a Holiday get-together. It's especially nice to "cozy up with" by yourself, over a hot cuppa tea or cocoa :-) It sure would make for a nice gift, too. You may also want to check out "The Carol's of Christmas," another instrumental Holiday recording from The Windham Hill Collection, and another favorite of mine.
I predict "A Windham Hill Christmas" will be one of this Season's bigget sellers and become another Windham Hill
"classic." IT IS THAT BEAUTIFUL!! Do yourself a favor and buy it.
For the most part the songs are smooth, mellow, and very relaxing, taking a pretty traditional approach to the songs. The only exceptions are the "Sussex Carol", which is somewhat fast, and "Christmas is Coming", by Vince Guaraldi, which is quite fast.
As one fellow reviewer noted, tracks 5 and 6 are switched from the liner track listing. When I first listened to [the supposed] "First Noel" I thought, "What kind of version is this?!" until I listened to the other track and realized the mix-up.
If you want an easy-listening night by the fire this is a wonderful accompaniment. It should enjoy a long life in my Christmas CD collection.