Ever since his days with 4Him, I have been such a fan of Mark's voice and especially his songwriting! ("The Line Between The Two" and "Windows and Walls" projects are both personal favorites of mine that offer some of the best Christian music ever performed or written and are always an encouragement!) I don't usually buy Christmas projects, but being a fan of Mark I purchased this. Wow! What a blessing and THE PERFECT way to celebrate the birth of Christ! Don't let the song titles make you think that they are the "same old carols you've heard all your life. Mark is a genius with new arrangements of "Silent Night" and "White Christmas" (2 of my personal favorites), along with his take on other popular Christmas songs make them all very fresh! "Emmanuel" is awesome and is not only a great song for the season, but is an awesome worship tune. This CD is truly an album that I could listen to not only during the Christmas season, but every day of the year. It's THAT good!!!