I was looking for some background Christmas music for my home. I had a hard time sifting through the thousands of Christmas themed albums found in stores this time of year. I came across this one and ordered it (I like Casting Crowns other music). I played it once at home and now I listen to it in my car during long commutes and when I'm stuck in traffic. It has a calming effect on me. These songs are some of your old-time favorites with a new twist. I don't normally like it when people "butcher" Christmas songs but this is very tastefully done. The artists convey their passion through their music perfectly. This is definitely going to be the new holiday favorite in my house (my teenage son likes it too).
This is an easy listening CD. Its presentation is just different enough to make you listen a tad closer and hear the words and message. Even if you have heard these songs for years. Enjoyable. Easy to sing along with most songs even if the traffic demands your attention. A nice avenue to prepare for the Christmas season.
This is just a great album from beginning to end. Many familiar. Christmas hymns as well as great newer songs, esp. While You were Sleeping, Christmas Offering and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. If you are a fan of Casting Crowns, this will not disappoint. And if you're a new listener, this will make you a new fan.