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    Christmas Music Guide from Christian Music Artists

 
 

There are some great and timeless Christmas classics out there. Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters and Andy Williams to name a few.  But Christian music has some of their own and in time they have become just as moving and powerful traditions.  Amy Grant has given us three classics with Home for Christmas, A Christmas to Remember and her original Christmas Album.  Michael W. Smith also has a few classics.  There are so many more!

Here is a collection of great Christmas music from your favorite Christian artists.  Music that you can make a tradition in your family for years to come.


[ Casting Crowns ]
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Peace on Earth

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Year: 2008
Label: Reunion Records
Type: Traditional

Rating 8.2 of 10

This new album from Casting Crowns combines the traditional sounds of Christmas with a feeling of worship.  A great way to remember the real reason for the season, by lifting up your voice in praise to Our King during this season of hope.

Full Review:
Peace on Earth


[ Third Day ]
Christmas Offerings - Live Concert DVD

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Year: 2008
Label: Essential Records
Type: Traditional and Originals

Rating 9 of 10

Experience a night of Christmas worship with Third Day’s latest installment to its acclaimed Offerings worship series.  Recorded live during the band’s Christmas Offerings Tour, this new DVD is a great addition to any Third Day collection. 

Full Review:
Christmas Offerings - Live Concert DVD


[ Shane & Shane ]
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Glory in the Highest

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Year: 2008
Label: Inpop Records
Type: Traditional, Various

Rating 8 of 10

Although I prefer the traditional songs of Christmas, I enjoy singing along with this album, as it combines traditional lyrics with a jazzy country/gospel flare.  Fans of Shane & Shane will love this one.

Full Review:
Glory in the Highest


[ Amy Grant ]

Home For Christmas

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Year: 1992
Label: Myrrh A Division of Word
Type: Traditional

Rating 9 of 10

Home For Christmas includes classics like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Joy to the World and O'Come All Ye Faithful in a wonderful collections of traditional songs sung angelically.

Christmas Album

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Year: 1984
Label: Myrrh, Word
Type: Traditional

Rating 10 of 10

Amy Grant's first Christmas collection is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time. Includes "Emmanuel," written by Michael W. Smith!

A Christmas To Remember

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Year: 1999
Label: Myrrh, Word Entertainment
Type: Traditional

Rating 9 of 10

After capturing the hearts of millions with two best-selling Christmas albums, Amy is back creating more holiday memories! Includes favorites such as "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger," and "Jingle Bell Rock," plus four original songs destined to become Yuletide classics!


[ Michael W. Smith ]

Christmastime

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Year: 1998
Label: Reunion Records
Type: Traditional

Rating 9 of 10

A Christmas album everyone will love. With songs, "The Happiest Christmas," "Hope Of Israel," "O Christmas Tree," and "Away In The Manger." Songs so good they can be played year round!

Christmas

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Year: 1989
Label: Reunion Records
Type: Traditional

Rating 9 of 10

Bring Michael W. Smith home this Christmas for a stirring musical celebration. Features original songs like "Lux Venit," "Anthem for Christmas," and "Christ the Messiah," plus traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Gloria," and "Silent Night."


[ WOW Christmas 2005 ]
WOW Christmas 2005

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Year: 2005
Label: Word Entertainment
Type: Traditional, Various

Rating 8 of 10

WOW is right! If you have to choose only one CD to have in your car this Christmas season, this would be a great choice. Artists like Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James, Tobymac, Relient K, Michael W. Smith, and Kutless—just to name a few! This 30 artist double CD boasts the traditional Christmas favorites and offers up many new sounds also. Not only does this collection offer classic Christmas songs from Christian music's best artists, it also includes 15 brand new songs.

Full Review:
WOW Christmas Green 2005


[ Happy Christmas ]
Happy Christmas volume 4

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Year: 2005
Label: Tooth and Nail
Type: Traditional, Various

Rating 6 of 10

Holidays are here again! This is the 4th installment in the very successful rock Christmas compilation Happy Christmas! Featuring bands such Mae, Relient K, Switchfoot, Number One Gun, Eisley, Hawk Nelson and others.


[ Joy Electric ]
The Magic of Christmas

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Year: 2003
Label: Tooth and Nail
Type: Non Traditonal

Rating 5 of 10

In line with the Happy Christmas albums, this release will appeal to fans of alternative bands giving your Christmas favorites a twist of their own.


[ Gloria ]
Gloria

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Year: 2004
Label: Rocketown Records
Type: Traditional, Various

Rating 7 of 10

In early 2004 Rocketown Records artists and a few other friends gathered at producer Charlie Peacock's Art House studios. The goal was to capture immediate reflections on the Christmas season and to write freshly out of those experiences. What emerged were the blueprints for Gloria, a new Christmas collection that combines traditional music in new settings with several original songs that are sure to become part of new Christmas traditions.


[ Jump 5 ]
All the Joy in the World

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Year: 2002
Label: Sparrow Records
Type: Traditional

Rating 5 of 10

If you are a fan of Jump5’s, you will feel right at home with their latest offering called All the Joy in the World. It is a collection of six recognizable Christmas songs set to the same infectious musical accompaniment that has defined Jump5’s past offerings. Two of the six tracks are remixed and tacked onto the end of the CD making the total track count eight. The CD starts off with the classic Joy to the World with Paul McCartney’s classic Wonderful Christmastime thrown in midway through the CD.

Full Review: Jump5 - All The Joy In The World


[ Bryan Duncan & The Nehosoul Band ]
A NEHOSOUL CHRISTMAS

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Year: 2005
Label: Red Road Records
Type: Non Traditional

Rating 6 of 10

For those of you, who may be tired of the traditional sounding Christmas music, here’s a CD for you! Bryan Duncan and The NehoSoul Band’s newest release “A NehoSoul Christmas”, is sure to be a holiday pleaser. This CD guarantees “100% Authentic Holiday soul music in Stereo”.   If you eager to start listening to your Christmas music, this CD offers a fresh and upbeat twist to what you might already have on hand, yet you can still sing along because the words are familiar. Track #10, “What A Wonderful World”, is a great one to sing along with.

Also available online: https://www.burnlounge.com/papasoul

Full Review:
Bryan Duncan and the NehoSoul Band - a NehoSoul Christmas


[ Jars of Clay ] 
Christmas Songs

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Year: 2007
Label:
Essential Records
Type: Non Traditional

Rating 7.14 of 10

Jars of Clay takes the traditional songs of Christmas and present them with a sound of their own.   As I listened to Hibernation Day, it had a movie soundtrack feel to it…I loved it….felt like I was watching a cozy winter romance. Evergreen contained the peaceful sounds of footsteps in the snow.  Typically I enjoy the traditional sounds of Christmas, but this album may have changed my mind!

Full Review:
Jars of Clay - Christmas Songs


[ Diamond Rio ] 
A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines

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Year: 2007
Label:
Word Entertainment (Warner/Curb Company)
Type: Traditional Country Christmas

Rating 6.75 of 10

Diamond Rio brings their country sound to traditional Christmas songs.  Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow makes you picture yourself taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow covered country fields.  You’ll find yourself singing along to songs such as O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Sleigh Ride, I’ll Be Home For Christmas  and many others.  For a country Christmas, give it a try!

Full Review:
Diamond Rio - A Diamond Rio Christmas


[ Randy Travis ]  
Songs of the Season

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Year: 2007
Label:
Word Entertainment (Warner/Curb Company)
Type: Traditional Country Christmas

Rating 7.54 of 10

As can be expected, Randy brings a classy touch of country to the sounds of Christmas.  The lull of his peaceful voice, as heard in O Holy Night and Labor of Love, makes you feel as if are actually witnessing the birth of our Savior.  Randy Travis fans won’t be disappointed and neither will you.  Take a listen this Christmas!

Full Review: Randy Travis - Songs of the Season


[ David Phelps ] 
David Phelps Christmas: One Wintry Night

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Year: 2007
Label:
Word Entertainment (Warner/Curb Company)
Type: Non Traditional Christmas

Rating 7 of 10

David starts this album with a bang, The Prelude is a wonderful introduction to the sounds of Christmas!  One Wintry Night tells the wonderful story of Christ’s birth.  David sings a fast-paced story-telling song If Everyone BelievedIf Christmas Never Came had an eerie, ‘Grinch-like’ feel to it, somehow drawing me in, making me think.  A jazzy effect adds a different sound to Santa Claus Is Coming To Town & Santa Claus Tonight—you will definitely find yourself singing along.  David offers many traditional Christmas favorites that will add a peaceful sound to your Christmas season—take a listen & enjoy!

Full Review: David Phelps Christmas - One Wintery Night


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