Five years ago she released a Christmas album Henkäys ikuisuudesta, fresh from having been kicked out of Nightwish. Since then she has released two solo albums for the international market and here comes an album full of Finnish Christmas songs for the international market, too! But not only, songs like You would have loved this and Walking in the air are included. All recorded live 2 years ago in Lahti's Sibelius Hall with Harus. "Why Finnish Christmas songs for the international market? Why not? People find it exotic and in concerts in places like Germany and Brazil they just go wild when I sing in Finnish! Some say it sounds a bit Italian, the intonation and speed of talk. Or it's just me when I talk as I come from the east?" So Tarja comments. And I do agree. This blogger's from the east, too, and speak like an Italian! Viva Carelia!