If you are looking for a more traditional Christmas album, you may be disappointed. If you are looking for a Winter album, or an album with world class performers and world class arrangements, then this is it! Mayer makes his oboes sing in ways that are rare for oboe players. The King's Singers are, well, probably the best mens singing group around (and they have some stiff competition). Both Mayer and the King's Singers are both flawless and a great pleasure to listen to. Together, they are absolutely amazing. They perform together as though they had been a single group for years. It is a real pleasure to listen to. And it is clear they are having a blast performing. And (mostly - see below) the arrangements play to both Mayer's and the Singers strengths. Some of the songs just make your hair tingle: they are so good.
So why only 4 stars? First, I was looking for more of a Christmas album (my problem). Second, while they do an excellent job with Let It Snow, I just didn't like it much. Given it was the signature song, I subtracted a star. Your mileage may vary.