Personnel: Sara Groves (vocals, piano); Ben Shive (vocals); Tyler Burkum (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar); Jeff Taylor (accordion); John Mark Painter (French horn); Aaron Fabbrini (bass guitar); Zach Miller (drums); Troy Groves, Ken Lewis (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Todd Robbins.
Arranger: Ben Shive.
The lyrics have it, once again. The talented singer/songwriter put her pen to work with some of the more distinctive holiday originals in recent memory, ringing in the season with enjoyable tunes like "It's True" and "To Be with You." Her takes on "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" are distinctively hers, as well. Her calm acoustic style continues to recall the best of Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell. This isn't a holiday party disc, but it serves its purpose well. ~ Jared Johnson