Christmas Reflections is an arrangement of three Christmas carols. The first carol, The Friendly Beasts, is a traditional English carol. It is based on an old belief that farm animals receive the gift of speech at midnight on Christmas eve. The second carol is a traditional carol from Austria. As Lately We Watched is a description of the nativity scene as observed by shepherds guarding their flocks. The third carol in the arrangement, O Come Little Children, was written by German composer, J. A. P. Schulz (1747-1800). Schulz studied music in Berlin and was a prolific composer of sacred vocal music. He also composed operettas, instrumental works, and various piano pieces. The carol is an invitation for all people, especially children, to visit the nativity.