this is always one of my top xmas albums,
it has a great mix of tracks, new & traditional, classical, pop/rock & ballad, & really captures the essence of the season,
it can perhaps sound a little melancholy, but is a great release from the manic christmas music where we're all supposed to be having such a mad, wild, time.
for me, this is a true, traditional christmas, warm, loving, sentimental, thoughtful, reflective, magical, filled with hope & enchantment. for the record, my fave is "the prayer" - this song is amazing, it sends shivers down the spine!