Few seasons connect through music like Christmas, with familiar holiday tunes drawing out memories of cheer-filled Christmas mornings, family gatherings, and thoughts of the perfect gift. Yet, all too often those songs turn stale as we hear them repeated over and over again, covered by different artists. Here are ten of our favorite CCM Christmas originals, written and performed by the artist, in no particular order.
Joining just a few others before him—Fernando Ortega comes to mind–Greg LaFollette has written an album of songs inspired by the Book of Common Prayer. In essence, Songs of Common Prayer applies the power of music to the hymnbook’s neighbor on the pew rack.... Read more
Sara Groves is arguably one of the greatest poets storyboarding Christian music over the past two decades. Her propensity for penning the most human verses, married with the most elegant melodies, is so poignant her musicianship can persuade even the hardest of hearts to simply confess and believe. And for those of us who teeter between faith and doubt, Sara’s songs have expressed our heart without judgment, shouldering up with us in our questions as if to say, or sing, “It’s okay. I’ve been there, too. And I suspect God is right here with us.”
Jen Rose Yokel
"Sing The Bible, Vol. 3" by Randall Goodgame releases Apr. 27, 2018 (Self-released). Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2018 for CCMmagazine.com.... Read more
Jen Rose Yokel
Winter is approaching, warm up to some great new music...