Christmas Album Reviews
Favorite Christmas Music
Christmas albums are a dime a dozen, but here are a handful of highly rated Christmas music CDs worth owning.
The Birth of Christ
Andrew T. Miller's The Birth of Christ - A Christmas Cantata is a radiant and vibrant musical work both enlightening and inspirational. Learn more about this classical music CD in this review.
Top 5 Classical Music Christmas CDs
Almost every popular recording artist has a Christmas album, and almost everyone owns one. But do you own a classical music Christmas CD? Classical music Christmas CD's are great to play while celebrating the holiday. This year, add a symphonic Christmas album (or choir or brass) to your holiday traditions and playlists!
Snowcarols - Christmas Music by William Ferris
With only a few tracks invoking the spirit of Christmas, Snowcarols falls short of delivering warm and inviting music to a holiday so ingrained with tradition.
The Ultimate Classical Christmas
Though I wouldn't go so far as calling this album the "Ultimate" classical Christmas CD, from the smooth jazz of the Wynton Marsalis Septet to the lush and melodious voice of Marilyn Horne, you'll find a great variety of music on this Christmas CD.
This Christmas with Imani Winds
As the press release stated, this is not your typical "sit-by-the-fireside holiday CD." The majority of the Christmas songs on "This Christmas with Imani Winds" are upbeat jazz renditions. Apart from a couple of exquisite arrangements, this Christmas album may disappoint more than delight. Though I would not go as far as saying the album is bad by any means, it's just... okay.
Ralph Vaughan Williams "Fantasia on Christmas Carols"
Here's a piece of Christmas classical music rarely performed. Learn about Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols."