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Nothing says Christmas like good friends and good music—especially good friends that make good music. So to highlight the holiday, we engaged one of our favorite music-making friends in some spirited Christmastime conversation.

So push pause on your holiday merrymaking to eavesdrop on this special chat with three-time Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter friend—and one of our favorite people—Miss Ginny Owens.

CCM: If you had to forsake all others, name the one Christmas album you can’t live without during the holiday season.
Ginny Owens: Oh this is so tough. But I’d have to say, Amy Grant’s A Christmas Album (buy). Clever title, isn’t it? I have been listening to this classic since I was a kid. I even had the karaoke track for “Tennessee Christmas” and practiced it often with my hairbrush microphone. I love the simplicity, honesty, and beauty of this album.

CCM: You are a fantastic cook! What is the definitive Ginny Owens Christmas dish?
Why, thank you! Sweet potatoes with marshmallows, brown sugar and cinnamon topping. I usually make a green salad to help balance out the meal. [Laughs] Or green beans—with sugar and bacon, of course.

CCM: If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, where would you spend December the twenty-fifth? And who would you spend it with?
That’s a good question I have thought a lot about lately. As a single person, I love the idea of having different Christmas experiences each year. Serving Christmas dinner to refugees or at a soup kitchen, and then hosting a party for close friends and family sounds delightful. But escaping to a tropical island with a friend or two sounds equally as delightful. As long as those I know and love are present, I could enjoy Christmas anywhere.


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Andrew Greer is a multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter, respected author, and co-creator of the innovative Hymns for Hunger tour with Cindy Morgan, raising awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations in hundreds of cities across the country. On tour, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Andrew Peterson. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and Nic Gonzales (of Salvador). And his first book – Transcending Mysteries – co-authored with Ginny Owens, was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015. Andrew is also host of CCM Magazine’s “Features on Film” series, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of music’s biggest artists. For more information visit: or

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