... and watched it in the heat of a New Zealand summer. It was that much of a treat to find it. And I'll be watching it again before December, and it'll be a Christmas staple from now on, just like home-made Christmas mince tarts.
Some of the guest spots will take you by surprise a little! But you'll feel like you're part of the McGarrigle/Wainwright family, and really, how could you not love that?
Track listing: 1. Old Waits Carol - Family 2. Good King Wenceslas - Family 3. Big Bright Beautiful Tree - Sloan Wainwright 4. Christmas Spells - Justin Bond 5. Some Children See Him - Rufus Wainwright 6. Cherry Tree Carol - Family 7. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Rufus Wainwright 8. Trois Anges Sont Venus Ce Soir - Martha Wainwright 9. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Martha Wainwright 10. Blue Christmas - Lou Reed 11. Little Town Of Bethlehem - Emmylou Harris 12. Counting Stars - I.V.Dow 13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Justin Bond & Rufus Wainwright 14. Carol Of The Birds - Family 15. Beginning (Poem) - Laurie Anderson 16. Christmas Time Is Here - Danny Barrett 17. Wise Men - Kate McGarrigle 18. Christmas Wrapping - Martha Wainwright 19. Minuit Chretien - Rufus Wainwright 20. Golden Cradle - Emmylou Harris 21. Silent Night - Rufus Wainwright & Friend 22. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Rufus Wainwright, Family & Friends 23. Thank God It's Christmas - Sloan Wainwright 24.Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - Lou Reed.
**Update** And here it is 11 December 2011 and I'm watching it again. Kate McGarrigle's no longer with us. And it's just heart-warming to watch, and gets me grinning at the screen. Merry Christmas everyone!