Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns after almost five years with The Lost Christmas Eve, the final installment of their Christmas trilogy. All of TSO’s albums feature a successful marriage of music and storytelling that weave inspirational messages of hope, faith, compassion and love set to a dynamic soundtrack, fusing together elements of rock, classical, pop, Broadway and R&B.

TSO’s creator, producer, lyricist and composer – Paul O’Neil – has the ability to create interesting tales that can stand alone as well as enhance the music that inspires them. One such song encompasses a rundown hotel, toy store, jazz bar, gothic cathedral and their respective inhabitants, whose destinies intertwine on an enchanted Christmas Eve night in New York City.

Featured are the group’s trademark symphonic rock renditions of traditional classics, including "Faith Noel," which blends two holiday favorites, as well as original material like "Wizards in Winter" and the album’s title track.

Pleasing music fans of all ages, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has created an delightful album that is on its way to becoming a holiday tradition.

Grade: A