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A Christmas Album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An unusually warm Christmas album

    Amy Grant's "A Christmas Album" is one of those seasonal albums that is reloaded into the CD player year after year. Why? Because it accomplishes an aim that many Christmas albums attempt to reach, but fall short. First of all, it has original songs that aren't exactly the same, yet still fight right in with one another. "Tennessee Christmas" straddles a country sound that comes close to pop, "Emmanuel" is an undoubtedly 1980s synth tune in the pop/rock tradition, while "Heirlooms" is a nice, somewhat slow (almost) tearjerker that is a nice way to close the album. At the same time, "A Christmas Album" shows off traditional carols and standards that have been reworked for the 1980s. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Little Town," both of which I consider the best versions of the song ever released, are sung in sincerity with electric guitar mixed in with a symphony sound to give that perfect mix of lushness with a danceable jam. "Sleigh Ride" and "The Christmas Song," the two nonreligious covers on the album, are also more than enjoyable, with Grant giving her full, yet somewhat withdrawn effort on both. Along with another perfect original, "Love Has Come," and a classic rendition of "Angels We Have Heard On High," the mentioned songs on the album evoke a kind memory of rushing down the stairs on Christmas morning and jumping headfirst into the heap of gifts under the tree. Amy Grant certainly knows how to make a good Christmas album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sensational and Warm

    This album is so incredible, it's hard putting it into words. She is a great vocalist and her words and the music just speak out to you. I can listen to this anytime of the year. You can't help but sing along with her. This album really teaches us something and I recommend this to everyone. It is truely spectacular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my favorite

    I agree with Joyce A. it is my favorite too. I also bought the CD because I wore the tape out. It is a beautiful collection of very touching songs, and there's just something about her voice. It is by far my all time favorite Christmas CD. You will enjoy it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Album, by Amy Grant

    I first purchased Amy Grant's Christmas Album years ago on cassette tape. I was really glad to find it available on CD. The album starts off with a good rendition of Tennessee Christmas. Amy puts her own unique spin on several well-known carols, such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Every selection on the album is enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Treasure Trove

    This album is a mixture of rejuvenated Christmas standards and all new compostions that will shape Christmas music of the future. Ms. Grant has a gift in both her musical skill and in her abillity to create touching lyrics. Joined on this album by Michael W. Smith, she creates music that touches the heart and pierces the soul. This album recaptures the true meaning of Christmas. A must-have in Christmas collections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The One to Keep Coming Back To

    I purchased this as a cassette when it first came out and every holiday it is the one album I always keep coming back to. Amy Grant's voice is wonderful--full and rich and the song selections are very special. When you get tired of the same old Christmas tunes, these selections will keep you coming back. This album sets the holiday mood. Purchased the CD because we finally wore out the tape!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amy Grant

    Amy Grant is a wonderful Christian vocalist. I would like to let you know that her songs are very touching. I especially love the song heirlooms. If you think abnout the words as they're sung, you just drift off into a world of happiness with only God with you. Through the years Amy Grant's songs have brought me closer and closer to God. I hope they can work the wonderful miricles on you as they did on me.

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