This year I ran across a very nice Christmas album by Angels of Venice. Angels of Venice is a group playing classically influenced harp strong music, sometimes with vocals sometimes without. I have enjoyed their music for a couple years but was excited to find a Christmas album. So my first award for a "New Version of an Old Standard Christmas Song" is for Carol of the Bells Vocal version on their Sanctus Album. Here is the Youtube link so you can listen to it:
I really enjoy the album as a whole but this one is my favorite. Enjoy!