I must confess I was a huge fan of Everything but the Girl in the mid-1980's, but haven't really heard much since their "Walking Wounded" days, in the later 1990's. This is such a wonderful album of evocative songs that is so easy to embrace. Tracey's haunting vocals bring out the very best in this fine collection of tracks & it is also lovely to hear Green Gartside's beautiful voice on "Taking down the tree". I'd thoroughly recommend this Cd to anyone who wants a contemporary collection of Christmas tunes. I imagine it will grace my Christmases to come for many years.