on 13 February 2014
While I did understand when buying it that this CD is more of a collection of albums than a compilation, I was still a bit disappointed with the quality of some of the songs. The title of this CD is disillusioning: 'Rare Holiday Gems' seems to suggest that only the best songs from the respective rare holiday albums were included, but no process of elimination seems to have occurred. It is true that there certainly are a few 'gems' on this CD, but there is also a high number of, in my opinion, only average songs. A great purchase if you want these specific, rare full albums, but for someone looking for just a nice Christmas CD, this might not be the one for you.