Poema "Once A Year"| Posted January 23, 2011
Like with their last album (Sing It Now) I thought Poema would mention God on their CD but even though they didn't directly, this is a sweet Christmas album that is perfect for singing along to or playing as background music on a snowy winter day. The songs are slow and calming and carry the general theme of enjoying the holidays with loved ones. The first track is a cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and puts a cute twist on the classic. The second song is an original called "Wool Coats". The song is about spending Christmas with loved ones and slowing down to remember that this love is important. The 3rd song is "Santa Will Find You" and features Aaron Marsh. Its message is even if you feel alone on Christmas Santa still sees you. The fourth song is also an original and personally my favorite. "So Much More" sings about the fact that the real reason of Christmas is not in the presents and stuff but the love that was received on Christmas Day. To me this means the birth of Jesus and the love that He brought. "So I understand the gift that you gave to me
Itís the love that was received so I could see
That itís so much more..." The final track is a Poema twist on "Little Drummer Boy". It is a sweet song and it seems like a song that would have special meaning for Poema. They are bringing the only thing they have to offer to Jesus: their talents.
Overall, I enjoyed this album and it definitely put me in the Christmas spirit. Elle and Shealeen's talent never ceases to amaze me. I only wish they had mentioned the real reason we celebrate Christmas: Jesus.