After years of listening to top 20 Christmas hits and novelty Christmas songs over the holiday period. I bought this CD, I love it but the younger members of the family thought it was "heavy". So, I holed myself up in the kitchen with the CD, the Christmas vegetables and the Turkey browning in the oven - it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!
If you want a break from Slade and all those other commercial "hits!" try this two disc collection of international classic pieces sung by leading singers(Pavarotti et. al.)and leading Church choirs. This collection is a veritable feast for the ears.
First of all, this is great value, with 2 CDs for such a low price. Overall I loved the content, perhaps there are a few which dont qualify under the "classical" description, in particular the Ronan Keating track...classical??!! CD 2 is more a collection of carols, hardly classical either but superbly performed for the most part. Really you cant go wrong with this, so just buy it!
I've not listened to the choir disc yet but the artist disc isn't as xmassy as I'd like. Xmas as in X for love and consideration, which is the true meaning of the season - the christians stole this date from the pagans depicting longer days starting again in winter. Not made up my mind If I'd like them all mixed rather than artists and choir separate. Was looking for an addition to A Classic Christmas instrumental from a few years ago.