I spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for the right mix of Christmas music this year. The great thing was that Amazon allowed me to listen to samples of the tracks before I bought. Of course, there had to be classics like this Nat King Cole album, but it was balanced by Michael Buble and Neil Diamond (which I would never have considered until I heard it). Nat King Cole IS Christmas music. Much of the album is upbeat, fast-paced and joyous,with slightly more reverence being paid to all the hymns, such as O Holy Night and Little Town of Bethlehem, which Nat sings with such sincerity and humility and just the right touch of an angelic choir . A traditional album to remind people of all that is good about Christmas. Highly recommended.