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I’ve been wanting to write about Sarah McLachlan’s new holiday album Wintersong ever since I first heard it a couple weeks ago.  The problem is, I could never really find the right words to describe how I felt about it.  Fortunately, Heather (at my new favorite blog) did it for me.

“But there are so many Christmas songs that are quiet and lovely and meaningful, that make me feel like all can be right with this world. Sarah picks those songs. She picks the ones that underscore the stillness, the mystery, and some original compositions with an air of bittersweetness. There is not a single track on here that I want to skip, no gaudy garish upbeat tracks with cracking whips and ho-ho-ho’s that seem out of character to the collection.”

She wraps up my feelings quite nicely.  I have yet to go buy the album, because I couldn’t find it at my local Best Buy when I went looking for it, but I have been listening to it quite a bit on Rhapsody.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the real thing.

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  1. There’s a lot of Christmas music that I like listening too. Some songs I can listen to over and over again. Unfortunately, I am a cryer when I hear something that touches my heart.

  2. I have loved pretty much all of the Christmas songs I have heard McLachlan do over the years so I am glad she is putting them all on one album. Interestingly one of my favorites doesnt seem to be there although it looks like it is on this album by the Bare Naked Ladies. It is a pretty neat version with SM and BNL of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/We Three Kings”

  3. Sarah McLachlan’s voice is perfect for Christmas songs. I’ll have to check this one out.

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