Here's the link and tracklist for the Mandy Barnett CD above. One second it wasn't there. The next it was. So you know it's fresh!http://shop.crackerbarrel.com/online/shopping/Product.asp?cat_id=34&sku=3477561. Winter Wonderland2. This Time Of The Year3. Marshmallow World4. A Holly Jolly Christmas5. I'll Be Home For Christmas6. Here Comes Santa Claus7. All I Want For Christmas Is You8. (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays9. White Christmas10. Jingle Bell Rock11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
The inherent theology behind Christmas (the event) dictates that only rare artists with prominent religious leanings truly seem to capture the spirit of the season in music. Put simply, they need to believe for you to follow suit. The decade-old Christmas EP from famously Mormon 'slowcore' pioneers Low is one prime indie-rock triumph. Seamlessly interchanging originals with standards, they mine every emotion associated with the time of year - instead of mindless joy - with beguilingly childlike innocence. For butterflies-jangling expectation, see Just Like Christmas; Blue Christmas is laced with the melancholy of a sometimes-deflating month; Taking Down the Tree distils empty post-12 days lows when cold New Year months are all that remains to anticipate. "Despite the commerce involved," Low collectively chirp in the sleeve-notes, "we hope you will consider this our gift to you." Faced with such timelessly sweet sentiments, baby Jesus himself might have shed a tear.