I have always loved Steven Curtis Chapman's take on Christmas songs. His first two Christmas cds are musts in my list of Christmas music I listen to every year.
But this one...he hit this one out of the park! If it had a theme, I guess it would be that, no matter what we're going through or where we are, the message of Christmas - God Is With Us - is more than enough to give us joy abounding.
Favorite song is Christmas in Kentucky...absolutely beautiful...and the message is not what you'd think it is, given the title. An uplifting message of celebration, joy, and hope.
This cd is at the top of my Christmas cd pile...it should be at the top of everyone's pile!
Fabulous Christmas album - a fresh take on old favourites
December 1, 2014
Before purchasing I sampled the songs, and I'm more impressed with the album as a whole. Its in my van at the moment so I can enjoy it while running errands. If I'm alone, the best part is being able to hit replay with no groans from kids, for the songs I love, which are many! Who knows, I may be the vehicle next to you on the road singing my heart out! Good thing it's winter and the windows are rolled up!
I've been a fan of SCC for a long time so when I saw the unbelievable price for this album, I figured I had nothing to lose. It is by far my new favorite Christmas album! The first track -- his upbeat "Joy to the World" -- gives you chills and makes you want to dance like David did. He includes traditional favorites like "Do You Hear What I Hear" and the beautifully haunting "We Three Kings," as well as the kind of SCC originals his fans love. We have a 6 disc changer in the family car but as soon as "Joy" was over my kids would ask to start it over. Let's say I never said "no!"