It’s Christmas time already! Season of joy and love!
For some of us, it’s also time to seek some good music and presents too! Well, what I’m about to share here is one of the things that can do both as good Christmas music or presents to our beloved. As usual, I have this Christmas ritual to wander around music stores to find some new or new but old collections of Christmas albums. I went to a mall today with my friend and I started to wander by myself (while she is looking for the hair iron thing!). I finally came into a store named Goodnews. since Christmas is good news, I entered the store. I was looking for some artists, but couldn’t find any. So I asked for Jars of Clay’s Christmas album. And I found this:
It’s quite an old collection from 2007 but still good to hear. I love the way they make music with all those high-spirited rhythms (and notes too!). In this album, we can find some familiar old Christmas songs, such as:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Drummer Boy, Gabriel’s Message, and In the Bleak Midwinter
More than that, we could also find some good Christmas songs written or arranged by the Jars of Clay themselves:
The Gift of St. Cecilia, Love Came Down at Christmas, O, Little Town of Bethlehem, Peace is Here, and Evergreen
Oh! Don’t forget some festive and joyful Christmas songs like:
Hibernation Day, Winter Skin, and I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
Two catchy songs from other writers:
Wonderful Christmastime (no! I did not misspell it!) by Paul McCartney and Christmas is Here by Lee Mendelson
This album contains all 14 songs that can make you dance in your seat with the joy of Christmas and love of God! My favorite is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Not because it’s an old and familiar song that I sang every year, but because the band arranged it into some catchy acoustic music with the touch of violin. This song is a hymn but they turned it into a rockin’ hymn!
In all, I would love to give 4 stars to this album! Trust me, you would love the sound of Dan Haseltine’s vocal!
Enjoy the music and have a jolly Christmas! May the Love of Christ fills your heart forever! 🙂