I heard this album while having a midday snack at Cracker Barrel last year and was so struck by it I immediately went out into the store part and bought a disc for myself. (After paying the tab, of course!) It's a really nice album that harkens back to simpler, stripped down times, almost likea live, intimate show at a smoky club. The slow songs are my favorites, but there's a fun country groove to the faster ones that would make it perfect for a family outing or while decorating the tree.
This is by far the BEST Christmas CD to be released in the last ten years..Mandy Barnett is one of the most gifted singers to come out of Nashville, and it is so very nice to hear her on CD again, after a ten-year abscence.She puts her heart and soul into every song.The liner notes state that she hand-picked these tunes.."This Time Of Year" is outstanding!!The soulful'All I Want For Christmas is you" is just stunning..far more inspiring than Myriah Carey's version!!She sings the intro to"I'll Be Home For Ch..
Mandy has the most amazing voice and puts so much feeling into her songs. I am not a big fan of country music but I am a huge fan of Mandy's. I was so excited to have some new music to enjoy. I love this CD!