Easy-to-learn, easy-to-stage, easy-to-perform best describes Christmas Joy, a musical for kids from Pam Andrews that focuses on the joy that came to earth when Jesus was born in Bethelehem that wonderful night. The songs are simple to teach and sing, yet fun for children. Familiar songs of the season are presented alongside newer songs, all in extremely accessible voicing incorporating generous amounts of unison writing.
Originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Pam Andrews received a bachelor of music education degree at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. She was a performer at Opryland USA and also worked as a commercial actress for several years, appearing in many television commercials, as well as national television shows. She has taught pre-school choirs, children’s choirs, and is currently the three-year-old choir director at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. She has also served as an elementary school age music specialist. She is a children’s Christian songwriter and is known for her curriculum developmental ideas found in the numerous teacher resource books she has written, and is the creator of many children’s choir musicals, including Splash Kingdom, United We Stand, On with the Beat, A Christmas Carol, A Shepherd’s Story, Son Rise, The Kids’ Hymns Project, and Cross Country. Pam is married to David Andrews and has two children, Matthew and Leigh.
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