Nothing ruins my holiday spirit faster than turning on the radio and hearing some pop star with limited talent singing a classic holiday tune badly. To do a Christmas song justice requires real singing talent. This is why the idea of holiday songs performed by acapella groups is so appealing. Acapella groups entertain with their singing talent, not sythesizers and other musical gimmicks.
I was delighted when I turned on the radio and heard the song That's Christmas to Me performed to perfection by the acapella group Pentatonix. Pentatonix first claim to fame is winning a singing competition on TV and their album That's Christmas to Me shows that this group is no one hit wonder. The digital version of the album is available for only $4.99 on amazon.com and it includes such holiday classics as Silent Night and Santa Clause is coming to town. Having these holiday classics performed acapella style by a contemporary singing group makes them sound appealing fresh and yet still familiar.