This is the long-awaited Christmas album by Ken and Lisa Theriot. You can get the physical CD (as well as the digital album and song downloads) at CD Baby here: The Gifts of Midwinter. That’s also where you can download songs or the whole album from iTunes.
Also, since we made it available digitally directly from our site, you can hear samples of each song and grab those below as well. You can select as many or as few of the songs from the album as you’d like in mp3 format below (you can hear a sample of each song before you decide). Or you can skip to the last item and download the entire album–all the songs plus the liner notes with lyrics (pdf). BTW, since you cannot get the liner notes anywhere but here (limitations with the manufacturing process we use), we offer them free as a pdf download here: The Gifts of Midwinter liner notes.
The album is the first Raven Boy Music release by both Ken Theriot AND Lisa Theriot together. In the beginning (ca. 1988) their different song selections and writing styles were different enough that separate “solo” albums made sense. Then they just kept doing it that way. But since The Gifts of Midwinter is a collection of holiday songs, it seemed a good time to to put out a “Ken and Lisa Theriot” album.
Speaking of the songs, here is how the album is described on CD Baby: Songs you don’t hear on every Christmas album, a mix of songs from the secular to the sacred, the medieval to the modern. Two original songs, one cover, and everything else is traditional. The goal from the beginning was to create an album that wasn’t just a rehash of all the same Christmas songs you hear everyone doing. We think we succeeded in that. Take a look and a listen to the songs below and we think you will agree.