Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Christmas Songs’

1.     I’ll Be Home for Christmas (from the EP, “Unwrapped”) – Rascal Flatts:  Excellent vocals and a nice variation on the original arrangement. (Country)

2.     O Holy Night (from the album, “One Wintry Night”) – David Phelps:  One of the most impressive voices in popular music tackling one of the most amazing Christmas songs of all time.  While not as impressive, his version of this same song (different arrangement) from the album “Joy, Joy” is also worth a listen.

3.     Carol of the Bells (from the album, “Sleddin’ Hill” ) – August Burns Red:  If you love Heavy Metal, this one’s for you.  It makes the Trans-Siberian Orchestra version sound like Elton John.

4.     While You Were Sleeping (from the album, “Peace On Earth”) – Casting Crowns:  A thoughtful meditation on the parallels between Bethlehem (at the time of Christ’s birth) and the United States (today).  A great companion piece to, “I Heard the Bells of Christmas Day”.

5.     Christmas Canon (from the album, “The Christmas Attic”) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra:  A nicely dressed arrangement of the timeless Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

6.     God With Us (from the album, “Do You See What I See”) – Todd Agnew & Friends:  Todd Agnew’s distinctive and passionate vocals fuel this worshipful Christmas original.

7.     Better Days (from the album, “Let Love In”) – The Goo Goo Dolls:  A sincere Christmas wish for better days in the New Year.  (Alternative Rock)

8.     Joseph’s Lullaby (from the album, “The Christmas Sessions”) – Mercy Me:  A perfect Christmas song for anyone who’s ever been a step or foster parent.

9.     God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (from the re-release of the album, “Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer”) – Relient K:  If you want to put a little punch in your holiday party the power pop anthems of Relient K are the perfect ingredient.  Their versions of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride” and “I’m Getting Nuttin” For Christmas” are all keepers too.

10.  Baby It’s Cold Outside (from the album, “Country for Christmas”) – Lady Antebellum:  A fun track that perfectly fits this bands style.  For another great holiday song, check out their track, “Silent Night (Lord of My Life)”, from the album, “On This Winter’s Night”.

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