For those weary of the hussle and bussle of the holidays, Ann Louise Christensen suggests listening to her new CD, “Spirit of Christmas.”
While other holiday-themed recordings are more on the sacred side, hers is more of a reflective album, the Glendale resident said.
“It’s very peaceful, serene, calm and quiet,” she said. “It’s nice to listen to when you are writing Christmas cards, wrapping or unwrapping gifts or looking for a way to release the stress that comes along with the holidays.”
Among the 17 holiday carols are “Away in the Manger,” “Silent Night,” “Greensleeves,” “The Christmas Song,” and one of the singer-songwriter’s original tunes, “Adagio.”
“It has all the familiar melodies,” she said. “It touches an emotional part of people and brings back sweet memories, and I wanted to keep it simple to the sensibilities of the spirit of Christmas and the spirit of peace.”