17 Songs, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Combining the sophistication of a 60-piece orchestra with the explosive sonic punch of a heavy metal band, this Christmas celebration from Trans-Siberian Orchestra has everything we love about the holiday season. TSO's hard-chugging "Ornament" is somehow both solemn and raucous, like an aria from an opulent rock opera, while their contemplative "Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24" combines elements of the familiar "Carol of the Bells" with an original tune for an epic onslaught of hard-rocking pageantry and joy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Combining the sophistication of a 60-piece orchestra with the explosive sonic punch of a heavy metal band, this Christmas celebration from Trans-Siberian Orchestra has everything we love about the holiday season. TSO's hard-chugging "Ornament" is somehow both solemn and raucous, like an aria from an opulent rock opera, while their contemplative "Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24" combines elements of the familiar "Carol of the Bells" with an original tune for an epic onslaught of hard-rocking pageantry and joy.

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4:19
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3:52
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3:32
3:25
6:35
3:37
0:54
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2:41
4:20
3:52
2:39
1:16

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

589 Ratings

589 Ratings

Amazing

Brandenhead,

TSO's best album EVER. A classy mix of Christmas Classics with the cunning edge of an electric guitar. Uplifting and relaxing yet thrashing songs will make it feel like it's Christmas everyday! 6 out of 5 stars! The best songs are A Mad Russians Christmas for those who love the Nutcracker, O Come All Ye Faithful/ O Holy Night to keep things traditional yet new, and Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 for those who love the deep sound of the Carol of the Bells and other christmas Essentials.

LOVE THE ROCK

japanesetwin,

i love how they add rock to plain boring songs! i gave it a four because some of the songs are still boring and just guitar. a good example of how they add rock is christmas/sarajevo. i also like how they rocked out bethoven!(in a diffrent CD)

A must have for the holidays

Celtic_Ash,

This CD is constantly playing in my house during the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love traditional Christmas music as much as the next person, but something about their ability to craft a story around the songs and add elements of other genres of music makes this CD special. Don't miss out on Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24 for the instruments, and An Angel Came Down, Good King Joy, and Ornament for some great vocals. Also, if you ever get the chance SEE THEM LIVE! I have never seen so many lights, bubbles, random bursts of flame, or fake snow in my life.

About Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Long renowned for selling more concert tickets than albums, Trans-Siberian Orchestra united a 60-piece orchestra plus chorus with the talents of Paul O'Neill, a veteran hard rock producer. The group released its debut album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, just in time for the 1996 holiday season; it eventually sold three-times platinum in the United States. The Christmas Attic followed in 1998, and two years later the group issued its first non-seasonal recording, Beethoven's Last Night. The live DVD and perennial PBS donation incentive The Ghosts of Christmas Eve arrived in 2001.

In 2004, the group returned with its fourth album, The Lost Christmas Eve, which produced its best sales in the U.S. since the debut. Trans-Siberian Orchestra then collected all its Christmas recordings on the three-CD/one-DVD collection Christmas Trilogy. In 2009, after a five-year hiatus, the group returned with the two-disc Night Castle, a non-holiday-related concept album. A five-song EP, Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night), followed in 2012. Letters from the Labyrinth, their first full-length in five years and a rare non-concept album, appeared in 2015, and in late 2016 the band brought back and updated the Ghosts of Christmas Eve live show for a North American tour, and the original recording saw a first-time audio release. On April 5, 2017, Trans-Siberian Orchestra reported that founder O'Neill had died following a chronic illness. ~ John Bush

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY
  • FORMED
    1995

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