Nicole has one of the most beautiful voices in Christian music today so while I enjoyed listening to her sing, I was disappointed with some of the song choices. I listened to the CD twice and then passed it along to someone I know would enjoy it more.
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.