From the stylish solo guitar arrangements, to the "wire choir" of layered guitars and mandolin playing in harmony, it's easy to see why this disc has received so much critical acclaim. If you have only one Christmas music cd in your collection, this should be it.
The Library Journal
"A rare treat...David makes even the most familiar carols seem fresh...almost too good to play only in December...best acoustic holiday album...Very informative liner notes...Highly recommended."
"John David's guitar reflections...are as warm as a hardwood fire. Each track features his pensive acoustic guitar or mandolin...in a disc that's perfect for...quiet reflection."
The Denver Post
"Guitarist John David succeeds in making...holiday tunes special...There's a guitarist's guitarist at work here."
Pete Howard, editor, ICE -International Compact Disc Exchange
"Brought a tear to my eye, gave me chill...wonderful!"
"Toss another log on the fire, pour another eggnog, and enjoy...played expertly...tasty arrangements...engaging harmonies...Very fine."
The Sacramento Bee
"Lovely holiday offering...unique...retain(s) the selections simple charms...David's playing is immaculate, soft, and warm...There are many Christmas guitar albums. This may be the best."
"An instrumental wizard"-The Charleston Post & Courier
"A guitarist's guitarist."-The Denver Post
"A master of many styles...[plays everything] superbly well."-The Sacramento Bee
Producer, arranger, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist John David has toured with and produced the internationally famous Limeliters. John appeared on the "Tonight Show" as featured instrumentalist (with Leon Redbone). In addition to his highly acclaimed solo acoustic project "The Christmas Guitar", his work graces numerous recordings, television shows, commercials, and movie soundtracks.