PROFILE: TAMI BRIGGS, THERAPEUTIC HARPIST Tami Briggs, therapeutic harpist, is a composer and recording artist. She has created 13 CDs for relaxation, stress reduction, and deep peace. Each CD has a theme-music for meditation, love songs, sleep, babies' lullabies, classical favorites, patriotic, and Christmas, etc. Her favorite compliment which she receives again and again is, "This is the most relaxing, healing music I've ever heard in my life!" Her CDs are available on CDBaby and her CD label is "Musical Reflections." ABOUT MUSICAL REFLECTIONS Musical Reflections was founded in 1999 by Tami Briggs, therapeutic harpist. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company's mission is to provide products and services to enhance and support the healing journey. All of our offerings-from CDs, downloads, and books to educational programs on the healing power of music-focus on relaxation, reflection, and healing. Tami, a pioneer in the harp therapy field, has a certification from the International Harp Therapy Program. She is a national speaker, composer and recording artist, and author of "Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and Healing." WHAT The Daily OM said about 'THE CHRISTMAS STORY': Harpist Tami Briggs is a sound healer whose angelic, gentle playing bypasses all resistance to touch the root chord of the human soul. She honed her healing skill via personal appearances at hospitals and hospices, bringing her soothing sounds right up to the beds of those most in need. Bringing her knowledge of healing into the recording studio, Briggs makes harp music that's simple, sweet, and deeply soothing. Embracing a less-is-more strategy, The Christmas Story interprets classic holiday standards into gentle solo-harp pieces, potent enough to hush a room of chatting relatives, relaxing enough to play in a child's bedroom to help them fall asleep on Christmas Eve. And if you should find yourself alone for the holidays, Briggs becomes an angelic friend, her music a shimmering presence rooting you back to humanity. Capturing the vibe of a live performance, The Christmas Story offers audio quality sharp enough to give the illusion that Briggs is playing right in the same room as you mull through your presents or nap on the couch in a sea of torn wrapping paper. Many of the tracks are medleys, such as the beautiful opener, 'We Three Kings; What Child Is This?; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' with Briggs making the transitions as beautiful as the melodies themselves. The highlight medley is the 11-minute three-song medley 'It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; Away in a Manger; the First Noel,' which captures the hushed reverence of a joyous spiritual birth in which every moment, every gently plucked note, is deeply precious. The final track, the elegant 'O Holy Night,' wraps things up with the feeling of belonging to something larger than oneself, as Briggs' gentle touch with the harp suffused even her frequent impassioned glissandos with warmth. More than just a bunch of carols played on the harp, Briggs skirts in and around the familiar melodies with the finesse of a jazz soloist, albeit one with no agenda of showing off chops, but rather of hitting all the right notes to warm the back of your neck and open your heart. Put on The Christmas Story when you need a gentle reminder of what the holidays are about: peace, love, and spiritual regeneration. WHAT LISTENERS HAVE SAID ABOUT "THE CHRISTMAS STORY": 'This CD includes all my favorite traditional Christmas carols, plus some that are infrequently played anymore. I love them all!' 'My holiday preparation stress melts when I listen to this music.' 'I love having this CD play while I'm baking Christmas cookies.'