New Age Christmas music is much like its non-seasonal brethren, taking the form of restful and lucid soundscapes. Not exactly the fuel for a happening festive gathering but for those moments when tiredness gets the better of you over the holidays there is not much to compete with it. Take Enya's 'White Is In The Winter Night' for example which is a bewitching and seductive piece of sound that is as comforting as the cattle lowing in the near distance.
'Greensleeves' has been with us for centuries and is just made for New Age artists like Michael Hedges and his rendition proves to be just one of the many highlights on our playlist. Amongst the spiritually aware covers of such classics as 'Silent Night', 'The First Noel', 'Walking In The Air' and 'Jingle Bells' you will find plenty of new material. Snow features prominently in these little known chestnuts and listening to them you might just feel transported to the fields of Lapland such is their soft persuasive tone.
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