... and that's Ray Thomas, otherwise it is the best collection of Christmas tunes that I've ever heard. I've only got into the Moody Blues within the last 5 years, and quickly collected their albums, but was sceptical about this one, especially without Ray. However, this year, I decided to take the plunge, and I'm so glad I did. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked their versions of all the old songs, particularly John Lennon's "Happy Xmas" - it's just a shame they cut it short however, and that Graeme Edge seemed to have little presence on the album. That said, there is an uncanny similarity to the Blue Jays (one of my all time favourite albums) on "Don't need a Reindeer", but my favourite song is "December Snow" - just magical.