Appellate Judge James A. Stewart spends his Christmas surrounded by giant fake snowflakes.
"Celtic Angels at Christmas showcases six uniquely talented Celtic Angels."
As I write about Celtic Angels at Christmas, I'm being nudged into the holiday spirit by a radio station that's heavy on the holly. If you can't find Christmas music with a simple turn of your radio dial, you can probably find a stream online. However, some of you may be hankering for a nice old-fashioned TV Christmas special.
Celtic Angels at Christmas was a TV special in Canada, and it's a minimalist one. A few trees and decorative snowflakes adorn the stage; the performers give brief intros for most of the songs, usually featuring one performer. It's nothing fancy, but it does allow the 48-minute show to pack in a lot of music.
It appears that the performers—Stephanie Hardy, Patricia Murray, Maggie MacInnes, Gillian Boucher, Kendra MacGillivray, and Sabra MacGillivray—only got together once, for this special.
Most of the music is on the quieter and gentler side, although Stephanie Hardy leans a bit louder and faster. All of it is good. The Dolby Digital stereo isn't spectacular, but does the job nicely.
I will note that although extras are indicated on the DVD cover, there aren't any on the DVD, save for a scene selection that I found insufficient (a song selection would be more helpful).
A few additional tracks might make for a better DVD deal, but Celtic Angels at Christmas is a nice little special for anyone interested in Celtic music or any of the featured performers. If you're looking for something to pop into the DVD player while entertaining at the holidays, it's not a bad choice.
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