Dave Brubeck covers a host of favorite carols on this solo outing. His chime-like "Joy to the World" and striding "Winter Wonderland" are treasures. His festive opening version of "Jingle Bells" contrasts with the weary version signaling the end of an evening's festivities; anyone who has ever worked a holiday party will relate to it.
His originals include the delightful "Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem" and the meditative "To Us Is Given." This is a Christmas album worth repeated hearings.
|1. “Homecoming” Jingle Bells|
|2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|
|3. Joy To The World|
|4. Away In A Manger|
|5. Winter Wonderland|
|6. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)|
|7. To Us Is Given|
|8. O Tannenbaum|
|9. Silent Night|
|10. Run, Run, Run To Bethlehem|
|11. The Christmas Song|