Home For Christmas
Label: Manhattan Records
Holiday music is Celtic Woman’s bread and butter. Those clear-as-a-bell Irish-lass-meets-Disney-princess voices and the jubilant yet reverent, folksy-classical aesthetic they employ are just made to get even the biggest scrooge in the Christmas spirit. Their latest collection favors beloved carols delivered with light-classical elegance. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is refashioned as a jig, but for the most part, the Celtic is more augmentation: pipes or a whistle here, a whipping fiddle there, like a daydream of spending the holidays in Ireland, instead of being home for Christmas.