The Christmas Sessions was released on September 27. I ordered it in early October, shipping via media mail. Wow. That is like shipping via mule. I think it took two weeks to arrive. I don’t recommend it unless you really are in no hurry to get your item. Upon first listening, I was a bit disenchanted like I was with Hymned since the songs aren’t originals by MercyMe. Track 1 is a little too heavy for my taste, at least for Christmas music. But after listening to the entire album again I warmed up to it. What makes it more enjoyable each time are the arrangements. My favorite track, Silent Night, has such a MercyMe sound to it that it points out to me how much I enjoy their musical style and Bart’s arranging and voice.