Normally I would file Christmas albums in the bin but found this for almost nothing (£[...]) in a sale and couldn't resist. I love the McGarrigles's music - though you'd hardly know Kate and Anna were on this. Very restrained, downbeat and verging on the amateurish at times (try the solo singing on track 1), it's quite wonderful. And it avoids the mawkish in its folk-rooted style. Excellent choice of songs (the Jackson Browne cover is particularly well-done) and arrangements. Not enough French though - maybe the kids can't do it.
Can't give it five stars because of the word 'Christmas'! The family photos included are pretty bad too. But I guess that's part of the deal: nothing is pretended or overdone.