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Just in time for the holiday season, Sing Off: Songs of the Season comes along, offering very contemporary a capella versions of Christmas songs.

If you are not familiar with Sing Off, it is a hit series from NBC in which groups Songs of the Seasonfrom across the country compete in a capella competitions. This CD features contestants from the third season of the show.

It is refreshing to have the emphasis placed on the voices and on harmony alone on these songs, so that even songs like "We Three Kings," "Up on the Housetop," and "Carol of the Bells" get new life.

To me, the first two songs, "All I Want for Christmas is You," and "Santa Baby," were the weakest. They are not bad, but they do not have the rich harmonies and innovative arrangements of the others, and just aren't that different from all the other versions I've heard in the last few years.

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