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Saturday, December 17, 2016

My Favorite Christmas Music

So...I've had several of you who have asked me for some suggestions on Christmas music. I've decided to share with you some of the top Christmas albums that have been a staple in my family's home over the years and to include a pick or two of my favorite song(s) from each one. (This list in not in order of preference, by the way!)
 Perhaps you may want to add any or all of these to your own Christmas collection! Enjoy my list of favorite Christmas music...

Christmas Is Here
Artist: Danny Gokey

Favorite Songs: 
"Lift Up Your Eyes"
"Mary, Did You Know?"



Holiday Spirits

Artist: Straight No Chaser 
(Don't let the name fool you: these guys will rock
your Christmas, and the songs on here are musical genius!)

Favorite Songs:
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have
Heard On High"
"Indiana Christmas"



I'll Have Another
Artist: Straight No Chaser

Favorite Songs:
"Joy To The World"
"Lully Lullay (Coventry Carol)"



Christmas Cheers
Artist: Straight No Chaser

Favorite Songs:
"Christmastime Is Here"
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman"
"Jingle Bells"
"The 12 Days of Christmas"



God With Us
Artist: Laura Story

Favorite Songs:
"Love Is Here"
"Just Another Christmas"
"O Come All Ye Faithful"



Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Artist: Mannheim Steamroller
(If you've never heard of this group, you're
totally missing out! Christmas is not complete
in my family's house without the sounds of this
amazing musical combo! I got to hear them live
a few years ago, and it was one of the best concerts
I've ever attended! Look them up if you don't 
know about them!)

Favorite Songs:
"Deck The Halls"
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman"
"Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella"




A Christmas Extraordinaire
Artist: Mannheim Steamroller

Favorite Songs:
"Hallelujah"
"Silver Bells"
"Winter Wonderland"



A Fresh Aire Christmas
Artist: Mannheim Steamroller

Favorite Songs:
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
"Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming"
"Traditions of Christmas"



Christmastime
Artist: Michael W Smith

Favorite Songs:
"Christmastime"
"The Happiest Christmas"
"I Saw Three Ships/Joy To The World"



It's A Wonderful Christmas
Artist: Michael W Smith

Favorite Songs:
"Christmas Angels"
"Highland Carol"
"Son Of God"



The Spirit Of Christmas
Artist: Michael W Smith & Friends

Favorite Songs:
"Somewhere In My Memory"
"Almost There"
"All Is Well"



Noel
Artist: Josh Groban

Favorite Songs:
"Little Drummer Boy"
"Silent Night"
"Thankful"



Christmas Stories
Artist: Jason Gray

Favorite Songs:
"Christmas Is Coming"
"Forgiveness Is A Miracle"
"Easier"



Unto Us
Artist: Aaron Shust

Favorite Songs:
"Unto Us"
"God Has Come To Earth"
"Advent Carol"
"Rejoice"



Christmas With Julie Andrews
Artist: Julie Andrews
(This woman's voice touched millions before it 
was sadly damaged during a surgery several years
ago. Her recordings have blessed my home with
the joy of Christmas since my earlier memories.)

Favorite Songs:
"See Amid The Winter's Snow"
"What Child Is This?"
"The Secret of Christmas"



The Christmas Album
Artist: Libera 
(The angelic voices of this British boy choir
will be sure to delight your heart every time
you listen to them sing!)

Favorite Songs:
"Joy To The World"
"Sing The Story"
"Carol Of The Bells"



A Family Christmas
Artist: The Piano Guys

Favorite Songs:
"Angels We Have Heard On High"
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
"Winter Wind" 



A Christmas Festival
Artist: John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers
(For decades, this choir's music has filled my
home. Christmas just isn't Christmas without it!)

Favorite Songs:
"Rejoice And Be Merry"
"A Christmas Overture"
"Born On A New Day" 



Christmas Day In The Morning
Artist: John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers

Favorite Songs:
"Wexford Carol"
"Fantasia On Christmas Carols"
"Donkey Carol"
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"



Christmas Night
Artist: John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers

Favorite Songs:
"Christmas Night"
"Candlelight Carol"
"All My Heart This Night Rejoices"
"Nativity Carol"



Buon Natale
Artist: Il Volo
(These three tenors have become a new favorite of mine
in recent years. Their Christmas album does not disappoint!)

Favorite Songs:
"Silent Night"
"O Holy Night" 
"White Christmas"



Tis The Season
Artist: Jordan Smith

Favorite Songs:
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
"The Christmas Song"