My growing-up Christmases were filled with music on the stereo, piano, sax, recorder, guitar and in the voices of my parents and siblings. There were carols in schools, stores, parties, churches and community centers; and even in the neighborhood as we neighbors sang to each other. There were all kinds of music – jubilant, tender, sacred, mysterious, and just good fun.

Here I continue this musical tradition with a Christmas collection from an assortment of countries, cultures and even centuries. What a wonderful time I’ve had gathering, singing and producing these numbers, joining with many talented friends to create this collection. As you listen and sing along it is my hope that you will also find pleasure and inspiration.