"Too languid" is a very good description. But it's more than that. It's not just that the album lacked verve, IMO, but the arrangements lacked the imagination and creativity that the original version of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (and also "Merry Christmas Darling") had. It felt to me as if they were going for nostalgia. It's beautifully done nostalgia, no question about that. But, at least to my ears, it lacked the originality that so much of their earlier work carried, and turned out to be a harbinger of what was to come.I'm curious as to what you mean by this, did you feel some of the tracks on CP were too languid and that they should have kept a more upbeat pace for the whole album?