The best thing about this album is that it is a true showcase of John doing what he did best....concerts. If you close your eyes, and listen, it's like you're right there. They included a good deal of song introduction, his talk with band members and the kids' choir, and interaction with the audience...one very important thing that made him so special to see live. Being a Christmas concert, it is also very unique in just that sense. Plus, I can always use a new live version of "Calypso"! If you own nothing else of John's except the "JD and the Muppets" Christmas album, you should enjoy this just as much. If you own any other JD Christmas albums, you'll enjoy it more! The only downside may be some of the production, but it doesn't take away from the material in any way.