Personnel includes: Andre Rieu (violin); Martijn Van Agt (banjo); Joke Schonewille (harp); Frederic Jenniges (zither); Teun Ramaekers (flute); Manoe Konings (clarinet); Arthur Cordewener (oboe); Renate Dirix (bassoon); Rene Henket, Roger Diederen, Martin Diederen (trumpet); Ruud Merx (trombone); Marc Doomen (horn); Eric Sennhenn (tuba); Marcel Falize, Mirielle Brepols (percussion, kettledrums); Frank Steyns (carillon).
Recorded at Wisselord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
The Christmas I Love is a lovely collection of standard Christmas carols and holiday-themed classical pieces performed by "the Waltz King of PBS," Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. It's an understated and enchanting collection of holiday music that captures the warmth and love of the season. ~ Rodney Batdorf