Old Fashioned Christmas Various Artists
This is a wonderful collection of traditional music, or, Folk music, about the Christmas story. It's beautiful. Definitely one of my favorites at this time of year. Folksy, spooky, mournful yet full of hope: "The next good joy that Mary had was it was the joy of six... to see the blessed Jesus Christ upon the crucifix (pause)...upon the crucifix good Lord, and happy may we be... praise Father Son and Holy Ghost through all eternity!"
Once you've listened to "Seven Joys of Mary"
you will understand that one of the seven was the "joy" of seeing her innocent son crucified. That's heavy and from an ancient song. These recordings all have a wonderful traditional quality and sincerity that I love. Hipsters' Holiday