Christmas Time is Here

Album Title: 
Songs for Christmas
Band Name: 
Sufjan Stevens
Release Year: 

Sufjan Steven's new Christmas boxed set is rather enjoyable. As far as christmas recordings go, this is probably rates second for me behind the charlie brown christmas album. The boxed set contains 5 eps of random christmas tunes recorded over the last 6 years by Sufjan. He's taken the time to not only give us some cheer in the form of song, but also in the form of excess packaging. There are lovely little stories in the accompanying booklet, a little comic, and a wonderful set of little stickers. wow. I just love the sufjan arrangements of classic holiday songs, and the original christmas tunes are excellent. It was a good purchase, and probably would be worth listening to even if it weren't christmas.