Sufjan Stevens scores a hit with new Christmas album

With every holiday season comes a flood of new Christmas albums by a wide variety of overplayed pop stars. However, Christmas albums released by other recent artists may be added to the shelves with classic holiday compilations. Among the standouts was the most recent release by talented indie folk musician Sufjan Stevens. The album, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 , was released in November of this year. It came as a follow up to its 2006 counterpart, Songs for Christmas , released in 2006. The 2012 compilation is made up of music recorded between the time of release of Songs for Christmas and this year. It features not only covers of well-known holiday songs (