Welcome back to the countdown!!!
Here is another 1950’s Christmas card image. So adorable!!!
Found on Pinterest (original source unknown).
Today’s singer is known as The Queen of Christian Pop. The first time I saw her she was performing her hit “Angels” on the Grammy awards barefoot. I was intrigued. Her mainstream break through came in 1986 when her duet with Chicago’s Peter Cetera, “The Next Time I Fall“, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her 1991 album “Heart In Motion” produced another number one song, “Baby, Baby“, along with several other hits. Her take on today’s tune is much different than the full choir & orchestral versions usually associated with this piece. And I have always loved those as they remind me of hearing it in church when I was a little girl. But this singer’s version with only a minimal arrangement peppered with a light touch of traditional back-up accompaniment allows her beautiful clear soft voice to stand out in all its beauty. Thanks to her less is more approach, I think this is one of the best versions of this song I have ever heard.
Amy Grant: “O Come All Ye Faithful” (1992, written by various authors with the earliest verse dating back to 1744).
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What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!