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Christine Lavin & the Mistletones
The Runaway Christmas Tree



“A highly original CD (all the songs and stories were composed by Ms. Lavin and her collaborators), The Runaway Christmas Tree stands far above the stockingfuls of sound-alike tripe released every season.” 
The New York Times 
“Great goofy fun, with harmony singing and nice writing. (3 jingle bells out of 3)" 
- New York Daily News 

"The witty songwriter fashions an a cappella mix of original songs and stories, plus a retitled, high-speed 'Th 12 Dys f Chrstms.'"
USA Today 

“Here’s the best of what’s under the tree…(including) The Runaway Christmas Tree....Two bedtime stories (the title track, with an ecological subtext, and ‘Polkadot Pancakes,’ a fable with an underlying nutritional message) and a collection of a cappella songs, most built on rounds, some quite funny (the silly ‘Tacobel Canon’), some typical Lavin (‘A Christmas/ Kwanzaa/Solstice/ Chanukah/ Ramadan/Boxing Day Song’ and ‘The All Purpose Carol’).” 
Washington Post 
“Funny folkie Lavin scores big points for a cappella ecumenical gems such as her ‘All Purpose Carol.’”
Boston Herald 
“The songs are equally wide-ranging, always refreshingly sarcastic and occasionally hilarious – particularly on 'Wind Chimes', a side-splitting ditty about how the ethereal can become unbearable.”
The Evening Herald, Ireland
“. . . Ms. Lavin now aims her talent cannon at holiday fare and she blows the listener away. The highlights of this album are almost too good to be believed. Six of these 14 wonderful cuts really stand out as more mini-masterpieces of adroit musical wit . . . The colors all the wonderful voices get are stunningly beautiful . . . A gorgeous take on Palestrina’s ‘Dona Nobis Pacem,’ as well as presentations of straightforward carols such as the enchanting English standard ‘Good Night to You All’ that concludes the CD, show that Ms. Lavin can still delight even when she isn’t making you laugh so hard that you choke on your figgy pudding…This CD is about reflection and immersion into the jocular, chirping hilarity of the season’s trappings and traditions.”