My fave Christmas album!
I love this album. Star of Wonder is such an amazing song.
The Very Best
Most likely the best Christmas album I've ever purchased. I loved it so much I bought a couple over copies and gifted it to family member this Christmas and they loved it too! Sufjan is a genius, and this album is beyond awesome.
He has some originals that are very good, and then some classics that are amazing as well. One of the best music purchases I've ever made.
By Ricardo F. Gonzalez
What can I say, I'm in love with this musician and his music always makes me think about a lot of things tat usually associate themselves in an interesting way with his songs. Now I can have an excuse to listen to his music even on the holiday season. This a bum should be an iTunes LP because the content that comes with it, might not be as great as the goodies that come in Songs for Xmas VOL II, but the essays alone are worth it all. if You can find yourself an actual copy of this album then get it instead of this one. but if you can't… then you must get this!
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Favorite Christmas album of all time!
This album I could play on repeat for all of December. Seriously my favorite Christmas album. And now there's another one! This is a must have for Christmas music!
Made me love Christmas Music again
I wasn't into Christmas music that much - it's all the same. That was until I heard this album, now I can't wait to listen to Christmas Music and hate when it's time to quit listening. Sufjan's take on classics make them fun to listen to and the originals are now some of my favorite Christmas songs. Buy this album! At $15.99 it is a bargain!
Amazing Unrecognized Gem
This collection has some of the most beautiful Christmas songs you will ever hear. Sufjan does some classics his own way beautifully, but he also creates some new tunes that I think will become recognized as absolute holiday genius!! and no, i'm not kidding. It's a beautiful collection.
I'm shocked this isn't the #1 Christmas album. Please buy it. It's amazing.
nothing will make your soul glow more
This is by far one of my favorite Christmas albums of all time. If you are a fan of Sufjan Stevens and a fan of Christmas, this is a must have!! Especially if you are more into Sufjan's folkier banjo era music. It is heart-warming and it'll make your whole being tingle w/ Christmas joy. Sufjan puts his own take on some rather traditional Chrismas hymns / songs and Sufjan tops that off by taking a winter wonderland exploratory journey on some originals of his own (which are actually quite good, fun and spiritual), it's all a breath of fresh-air running through your child hood innocence of snow, laughter, family and the celebration of Christ's birth. It's wonderfully packed full of songs, 21 in all, and is a bargain at this price. Sip that egg nog by the fire and gaze out the window framed with a snow-filled glistening landscape. Oh and don't forget to call your grandma. This a timeless classic the way only Sufjan can.
One of my favorite lyrics from this album comes from Sufjan's original Christmas song titled "Put the Lights on the Tree."
Call your grandma on the phone
(Call her on the phone)
If she's living all alone
(If she's all alone)
Tell her Jesus Christ is here
(Tell her He is here)
Tell her she has none to fear
(There is none to fear)
If she's crying on the phone
(Crying on the phone)
Tell her you are coming home
(You are coming home)