Down Beat - 1/913 Stars
- Good - "...literal readings of intelligently chosen assortment of popular and lesser-known traditional songs..."
Solo performer: Charlie Byrd (guitar).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in June 1982.
Charlie Byrd performs 14 Christmas songs on this set as quiet and generally introspective solo guitar recitals. The music is well played, as one would expect, but there is not much variety in mood; all of the renditions are under three minutes, and humor is absent in favor of reverence. Pleasant and sincere background music. ~ Scott Yanow