Back in October, I was searching Jamendo for more albums by a band called Silence is Sexy, as I was planning to write a blog posr about them for Totally Free Music (I still haven't gotten around to that post, though - perhaps early next year, though). On the first page of the search results was an album called Christmas Carols by Frozen Silence. I can't resist Christmas music, so I downloaded the album and gave it a listen, even though it wasn't even Thanksgiving at the time (and by that I mean Canadian Thanksgiving, which occurs on the second Monday in October).
Christmas Carols has 10 songs clocking in at only 15 and a half minutes, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in its beautiful presentation. Some of the songs, like "First Noel" and "Silent Night", are very familiar; others, like "Vom Himmel hoch", are less so, but they all sound great. There is also an original song called "Frozen Christmas" that is very beautiful and actually fits with these older songs very well. All of the songs are instrumental, and most of them are done on piano, but three songs are also repeated on acoustic guitar at the end of the album.
I think Christmas Carols would make a great soundtrack for any relaxing moments you may be able to find at this time of year. I've actually had it in my lullabye playlist for my 2 year old since I downloaded it. However you choose to listen to it, I hope you enjoy it. Happy listening!