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I read some of the reviews and almost did not purchase this CD. I am not sure what people were expecting but I will share my perception...It is an album for more mature listeners. It is simply arranged with a minimum of fanfare. You can here her voice more than the music. It is paced slowly and is quite soothing in our fast paced world. She has some quiet jazz arrangements for some of the songs but on a whole it is just peaceful and slow paced. I love all styles of Christmas music and own many albums...this is a great addition to my collection.
Lauren's voice is not your typical female singer/birdsong voice. She has a range and tone that could go classical all the way to angry head banging! In this Christmas album she brings about a style that is less typical Lauren and more older classics, a nice album for a wintery night and twinkling lights.