This album is great. Most xmas albums are the same bunch of xmas songs repackaged and sung by different artists, but this album is completely new, refreshing and festive! 'These are the Special Times' was written by Diane Warren (who also wrote 'I turn to you', and Aerosmiths 'Don't wanna miss a thing') for Celine Dion's Christmas album two years ago; but xtina puts her own twist on the song to personalise it. not all of the songs are bells n' snow, and apart from the lyrics, you wouldn't know they were christmas songs at all, which is a lot more original. 'Climb Every Mountain', was a song that Christina asked to put on the album, as she used to shut herself in her room when her parents were arguing (they later got divorced) and sung her lil' heart out to her 'Sound of Music' album...awww!