Hannah Kerr ‘Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’ Album Review
4.5 Overall Score

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“Christmas Eve in Bethlehem”

Hannah Kerr ‘Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’ Album Review

Hannah Kerr
Christmas Eve in Bethlehem
(Black River)

Christmas Eve in Bethlehem is the latest effort from Hannah Kerr—a follow-up to her breakout debut, Overflow.

Her second Christmas album is mostly comprised of holiday favorites. It opens with a jazzy take on “Winter Wonderland” and closes with the Yuletide standard “White Christmas.” Kerr also applies her vocal flair on true classics like “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and a softer rendition of Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven.”

Beyond the familiar songs is the high point of the album. The title track “Christmas Eve in Bethlehem” is an upbeat, worshipful original song that will garner repeated listens. Kerr also performs a version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” with a unique, hard-driving bridge reminiscent of Jesus’ Culture’s Kim Walker.

The Christmas season should be a time of holiday worship as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Hannah Kerr delivers that in this perfect hybrid of classic Christmas fare and modern worship tunes.

–Layla Velasquez

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About The Author

Layla Velasquez

Layla Velasquez is a freelance writer that has been published in a number of local and national publications. She cut her teeth in music after serving as a missionary for arts ministry that traveled the independent worship circuit. She is currently working on a novel about the Christian subculture based on her experience.

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