Wow! Listening to various tracks on the Christian radio station first peaked my interest in this album: for they were all very well put together, fun, and poignant. I love God's own son the best...hey entertainment weekly put her album as number two best Christmas album of the year: only Christian artist up there.
This is one of the best CDs ever, Christmas or otherwise. Nicole proves once and for all that she is a truly unique artist. Track #5 is Away in a Manger, with additonal words and melody topped it off with a Cuban rhythm in the chorus. "Mary's Christmas Baby" has a wonderful old New Orleans feel and makes inventive use of the tuba. What an amazing testament to God's gift of creativity. Every track on this CD is a treasure. I will be listening to this CD, not only at Christmas, but "365" (track #3) days.
My Christmas album pick last year was 'Just Remember' by Fred Hammond. This year Nicole's disc is the one. Tracks #2 and #7 are standouts and the others shimmer with special touches. Try a CD changer mix of 'Christmas in B/W' with Michael McDonald's 'In the Spirit', PlusOne 'Xmas', Crystal Lewis' 'Holiday' and Phil Keaggy's Majesty and Wonder'. Merry Cristmas everyone !