Christmas Albums 2008

Nick Alexander here... Christmas and Advent 2008 is upon us. This is a tremendous opportunity to wait in expectant hope for the coming of our Risen Savior, but also a time to reflect upon His first coming as a precious infant. These albums provide the best in both contemporary and traditional carols, both servicing Advent and Christmas. I invite you to check them out at your leisure, and introduce them to your family. Peace!

  1. Christmas Joy by Gretchen Harris
    This Christmas album has a mix of classics and contemporaries, and an original, "Promised Messiah." (Try out: Joy to the World)
  2. Bethlehem Morn by Chuck Stevens
    This project contains 9 original songs and 4 traditional Christmas songs. These songs range from reflective, meditative, folk, and contemporary; the title track, "Joseph (Bethlehem Morn) was included in the Spiritwing Records "Catholic Christmas" compilation in 2007. All of the original pieces, and the traditionals came about as a result of prayer and reading the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke, the book of the prophet Isaiah, and several are from the possible viewpoint of several of the participants in the Gospel infancy narratives. (Ex: Once in Royal David's City)
  3. In His Presence...the Gift of Christmas by Trish Foti Genco
    Beautifully orchestrated Christmas Classics. Including contemporary, arias, and New Orleans Jazz. (Ex: What Child Is This)
  4. Happy Birthday Jesus-A Christmas Album by Donna Lee
    This is a collection of traditional as well as original Christmas songs written by me and a couple of my fellow Catholic friends and musicians. (Ex: As I Kneel Before You)
  5. Christmas Peace by Michael Zabrocki
    A beautifully crafted collection of some of the most loved Christmas standards and some surprises. The beautiful orchestrations enhance Michael's warm vocals. Sure to become a Christmas standard. (Ex: The Cherry Tree Carol)
  6. Peace On Earth (songs for Advent and Christmas) by Sean Clive
    Recorded early in Sean Clive's solo career, Peace on Earth - songs for Advent and Christmas is a beautifully reflective album filled with traditional songs creating a mood that sets the listener apart from the fast-paced world of shopping and sales. This music will certainly soothe the weary soul during these hectic seasons. (Ex: Away In a Manger)
  7. Christmas All Year Through by Lynn Geyer (Ex: Night of Silence/Silent Night)
  8. Come to the Stable by Nancy Krebs
    This CD contains both original and traditional Christmas songs as well as one of my all-time favorite songs to sing. (Ex: Mary, Did You Know?)
  9. Wait With Me: Advent of the Promised Son by Susan Bailey (Ex: Lo, How a Rose E'ere Blooming)
  10. Take Me Back to Bethlehem by Elizabeth Schmeidler (Ex: Mary's Little Boy Child)