I have listened to Bach’s Christmas Oratorio from childhood on. Every season, always the same tape–until it wore out. That’s the reason Karl Richter’s (second) recording remains my emotional reference to this day. Readers might have their own such reference. But while Richter is still my feel-good choice (with that innate sense of musicality and Fritz Wunderlich’s Evangelist!), time moves on and there have been some great recordings since. Add this one to the list!