White Christmas indeed - I don't want to shovel before the New Years... Seriously, I enjoyed both versions of this. In some ways I liked the harp quintet version better, though the orchestral version seems to my ears to be rendered a little better. It is definitely fuller.
Listening to the orchestral version I can imagine waltzing around in the lightly falling snow... thankful that there is barely enough to cover my drive...
what a lovely piece of music. I really enjoyed the melody but I think the orchestration in the first version is a bit static. It needs a few highlights.
It definetly works better in the Harp Quintett version. Maybe you can combine both.
But anyway, really nice work!