For those who were born and raised in the West, this holiday offering of western Christmas music will bring back not only memories, but will fuel the fire of longing for those days gone by. Full of the wide open spaces, the cleansing power of the north winds, and the magic that was created by huge expanses of Mother Earth blanketed safely in pure, white snow, this all-instrumental project sparks the holiday spirit. Selections include "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger," and a wonderful version of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." For the kids there is "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and perhaps the most popular Christmas song of all, "White Christmas," round out the package. With all the wonder and mystery of the season that only living in the wild, wild West can foster, Warner Western offers up satisfying holiday fare that will delight Westerners or even hopeless romantics who continue to dream about the West and all that it stands for. With musicianship and arrangements that are right on the money, The Greatest Christmas Songs Ever is a sparkling addition to any collection of holiday music.
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AllMusic Review by Jana Pendragon