While it won't win over any new converts, Kurt Bestor's Airus Christmas, Vol. 2 is a good, evocative new age holiday album. Bestor fares the best on original and obscure material, since familiar tunes like "Joy to the World," "Little Drummer Boy" and "The First Noel" are a little disconcerting in these arrangements. Nevertheless, the album has enough sonic variety to make it worthwhile for New Age and contemporary instrumental fans, and Bestor fans in particular.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine