I discovered this special last year. When I was younger I found it kind of boring, but I absolutely fell in love with it. It's so spiritual! So even though there are no christmas carols, it's got the christmas spirit.
Plus the DVD is SUCH a huge deal! I got it for 6$ Canadian at my wal-mart last year. I looove low prices. So I'm lucky because for a special with such good dvd treatment, it has an amazing price.
I also saw it years ago, but thought it was a bit too adult. It went over my head. But seeing it now, I think it's amazing. The music and message is moving. Sometimes you have to take risks in life. And the best one of all:
"Patience, my brothers, and patience, my sons, in that sweet and final hour, truth and justice will be done."