Matt's first Holiday album released in 2005 "Merry Christmas" features 13 traditional Christmas songs including, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Jungle Bells," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." Kathy Parson's of mainlypiano.com had this to say about it: "When you listen to as much solo piano Christmas music as I do, it can be difficult to find a CD that is different enough to stand out from the others, but Matthew Mayer has succeeded well with sparkling arrangements of favorite traditional Christmas tunes that keep most of the melodies intact but are still different enough for jaded ears like mine to get excited about. Mayer has already assembled an impressive body of work with much more on the horizon. If he is a new artist for you, be sure to check him out! "Merry Christmas" is an outstanding Christmas album that should be a part of your holiday festivities, big and small. Enjoy!"