24 CCM Page 24 Christmas End of 1st paragraph “Click here…” http://launch.vidaroo.com/6887 Page 28 “here” in bold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbErS-_sk8E It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we are so excited to join you in your celebration of Christ, family and this amazing season we call Christmas. In honor of the holiday, CCM wanted to share with your our picks for Christmas music, movies and more along with your favorite artists’ memories and traditions. So deck the halls, jingle some bells and have the happiest Christmas ever! Click here for a special Merry Christmas wish just for you. There are almost too many Christmas projects to keep track of! But CCM went on the hunt to discover the best of the best and bring them all to you! Come Now Our King is the latest holiday offering from the artists at Word Records. With songs from Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, Barlow Girl, Francesca Battistelli and Meredith Andrews, the project is the perfect mix of new and old, classic and original. Meredith Andrews, who released her interpretation of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “He Has Come For Us” last Christmas shares with CCM the story behind that song and how she and her husband are celebrating the first Christmas as parents! “Jason Ingram, who I’ve written a lot with, and I wrote the chorus and bridge in like 30 minutes. I just love the original song… the picture… to all of us: you can find your rest in this. There is a savior who has come for you to save us from the enemy who has led us astray for so long.” “When I was pregnant, everyone said, ‘When you have this baby you’ll understand God’s love more than you ever did.’ The love that I have for Maverick is the most natural love I’ve ever experienced. Whether he’s crying, or smiling or pooing, I just love him. He’s my child. Nothing he ever does is going to change that. It’s the same way with God’s love for us. He doesn’t love us more on our good days or less on our bad days; the verse in 1 John talks about the love that God has lavished on us that we should be called children of God.” – Meredith Andrews The Twelve Words of Christmas… once again, Passion founder, Louis Giglio does what he does best—presents the Bible in fresh, accessible language that helps listeners not only hear and accept, but also engage. In this offering, Giglio takes the story of Christmas as we know it and opens it up in a new, wonderfully approachable way. From Casting Crowns and Tenth Avenue North to Jars of Clay, Matt Maher and newcomer, Kerrie Roberts, The Essential Christmas Collection from Provident Label Group is just that—a holiday essential! With fresh takes on the classics along with new songs from the likes of Brandon Heath and Michael W. Smith, this Christmas album is one to keep at the top of the pile year after year! Christmas 2010: A Few of Our Favorite Things 24 CCM