"I have always loved and still love Christmas as much as anyone on earth. The food, decorations, present giving and good cheer that fill the season are as lovely as life gets. But since I was a tiny child, it is the music of Christmas that brings me into its spirit faster and deeper than any other Christmas thing. My mom always made sure that Mathis, Andy Williams, Robert Shaw Choral were playing on the phonograph near Christmas time and as soon as they came out of storage, life was perfect.
I also love the Jesus story and believe that most of the good things that humans, in the western world, have done, and bad ones they avoided doing to each other have a lot to do with that story. I decided to record only Christmas songs that have to do with Jesus and Mary, for this album. I tried to arrange them in an order that would take us through the story."