A Christmas to Remember

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Barnes & Noble - Franklin Bruno
In many artists' hands, Christmas albums seem a cynical marketing ploy. Not so with Amy Grant, the most successful Christian vocalist of the last two decades. A Christmas to Remember displays the sincerity and variety that has made her annual "Tennessee Christmas" concerts so successful. Several selections "Silent Night," "Angus Dei" have the strong devotional bent one might expect, while others "Christmas to Remember," the lightly swinging "Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away" celebrate family and tradition in more secular terms. "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Mr. Santa," a jazzy rewrite of "Mister Sandman," represent the season's lighter side, and the serene instrumentals ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Franklin Bruno
In many artists' hands, Christmas albums seem a cynical marketing ploy. Not so with Amy Grant, the most successful Christian vocalist of the last two decades. A Christmas to Remember displays the sincerity and variety that has made her annual "Tennessee Christmas" concerts so successful. Several selections "Silent Night," "Angus Dei" have the strong devotional bent one might expect, while others "Christmas to Remember," the lightly swinging "Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away" celebrate family and tradition in more secular terms. "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Mr. Santa," a jazzy rewrite of "Mister Sandman," represent the season's lighter side, and the serene instrumentals "Highland Cathedral" and "Gabriel's Oboe" complete the package. Some may find the more contemporary numbers bland, but Grant sings warmly and tastefully throughout. This collection is sure to delight fans of Grant's similarly themed Home for Christmas 1992 and A Christmas Album 1983, or of well-crafted mainstream vocal music in general.
All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Amy Grant's previous two holiday releases 1983's Christmas Album and 1992's Home for Christmas focused on traditional tunes, so there was little for Grant to do on her third holiday album but branch out. A Christmas to Remember concentrates on contemporary and original songs -- "Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away," "'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again," "Christmas Lullaby I Will Lead You Home," "Mister Santa" a rehash of "Mr. Sandman", and "Welcome to Our World" -- and flirts with jazz and big band sounds. The few classics "Agnus Dei," "Highland Cathedral," "Silent Night" sound a little clumsy when coupled with "Jingle Bell Rock," but Grant's fans will be pleased with her conventional, amiable album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Sparrow
  • UPC: 094639680122
  • Catalog Number: 96801
  • Sales rank: 289,468

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Christmas to Remember (4:21)
  2. 2 Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away (3:15)
  3. 3 Silent Night - Adam Paul Williams (3:46)
  4. 4 Christmas Lullaby (I Will Lead You Home) (3:10)
  5. 5 Highland Cathedral - Ronn Huff (2:49)
  6. 6 Jingle Bell Rock - Brenna Williams (2:25)
  7. 7 Mister Santa (2:29)
  8. 8 'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again (5:03)
  9. 9 Gabriel's Oboe - Ronn Huff (2:14)
  10. 10 Welcome to Our World (2:56)
  11. 11 Agnus Dei (6:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist
Gary Foster Woodwind
Jack Jezzro Bass
Patrick Williams Conductor, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Eric Darken Percussion
Ronn Huff Conductor
Walt Harrah Choir, Chorus
Beverly Darnall Vocal Harmony
Morgan Ames Choir, Chorus
Dale Anderson Percussion
David Angell Violin
Jeff Bailey Trumpet
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Lisa Bevill Vocals, Background Vocals
Dick Bolks Choir, Chorus
William Booth Trombone
Susan Boyd Choir, Chorus
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Amick Byram Choir, Chorus
Darius Campo Violin
John Catchings Cello, Celli
Alvin Chea Choir, Chorus, Group
Ernie Collins Trombone
Mathew Cooker Cello, Celli
Randy Crenshaw Choir, Chorus, Group
David Davidson Violin
Donna Davidson Choir, Chorus
Jay Dawson Pipe
Assa Drori Violin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Bill Elton Trombone
Kirstin Fife Violin
Ronald Folsom Violin
Roger Freeland Choir, Chorus
Gene Morford Choir, Chorus
Vince Gill Vocal Harmony
Jim Gilstrap Choir, Chorus
Carl Gorodetzky Violin, Concert Master
John Goux Guitar
Endre Granat Violin, Concert Master
Jim Grosjean Viola
Sandi Hall Choir, Chorus
John Hammond Drums
Linda Harmon Choir, Chorus
Terry Harrington Choir, Chorus
Scottie Haskell Choir, Chorus
Clayton Haslop Violin
Mike Haynes Trumpet
Gwen Heller Violin
Tom Hemby Acoustic Guitar
Dan Higgins Woodwind
Mary Alice Hoepfinger Harp
Jim Hughart Bass, Rhythm Bass
David Huntsinger Harpsichord
Sheri Izzard Choir, Chorus
Luana Jackman Choir, Chorus
Clydene Jackson Choir, Chorus
Marni Johnson French Horn
David Joyce Choir, Chorus
Jon Joyce Choir, Chorus, Group
Dennis Karmazyn Cello, Celli
Armen Ksadjikian Cello, Celli
Michael Lang Piano
Lee Larrison Violin
Rick Logan Choir, Chorus, Group
Warren Luening Trumpet
Melissa MacKay Choir, Chorus
Bob Mason Celli
Chris McDonald Trombone
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Michael Mellett Vocals, Background Vocals
Craig Nelson Bass, Electric Bass
Barbara Northcutt Woodwind
Michael Omartian Piano
Simon Oswell Viola
Kathryn Plummer Viola
Bob Sanov Violin
Jim Self Tuba
Don Shelton Choir, Chorus, Group
David Shostac Woodwind
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Tina Soule Cello, Celli
David Stenske Violin
Sally Stevens Choir, Chorus
Liz Stewart Bass
Sheridon Stokes Woodwind
Bobby G. Taylor Oboe
Bobby Taylor Oboe
George Tidwell Trumpet
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Carmen Twillie Choir, Chorus
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
James Walker Woodwind
Mervyn Warren Choir, Chorus, Group
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
John West Choir, Chorus
Ann White Choir, Chorus
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Joy Worland French Horn
Gregg Field Drums
Elin Carlson Choir, Chorus
Joann Cruthirds Violin
Carol Davis Drums
Marcia Dickstein Harp
Ray Kelly Cello, Celli
Susie Stevens Logan Choir, Chorus
Paul Tobias Violin
Cynthia Estill Bassoon
Gil Long Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bob Joyce Choir, Chorus
J.D. Cunningham Vocals, Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Carolyn Osborn Violin
Tim Divers Trumpet
Timothy Landauer Cello, Celli
Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz Cello, Celli
Monisa Angell Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Julie Tanner Cello, Celli
Billy Watson Acoustic Guitar
Lee Levine Clarinet
Bruce Christensen Viola
Al Hershberger Violin
Angela Wiegand Woodwind
Mimi Granat Viola
Cate Myer Violin
John A. Reynolds French Horn
Paul Klintworth French Horn
Gerald Greer Violin
Keith Greene Viola
Betty Small Violin
Janet Askey Violin
Edie Lehmann Boddicker Choir, Chorus
Tiffiany Yi Hu Violin
Eve Butler Violin
Tim Morrison Trumpet, Soloist
Jennifer Walton Violin
Margaret Mason Cello, Celli
Katie Hagen French Horn
Jennifer Kummer French Horn
Bradley Mansell Cello, Celli
Linda Patterson French Horn
Glenn Wanner Bass
Denise Baker Violin
Lynn Peithman Cello, Celli
Beverly Drukker Violin
Liane Mautner Violin
Pat Williams Orchestra Multi Instruments
Bob Becker Viola
Prentiss Hobbs Trombone
John Beeney Choir, Chorus
Henry Gronnier Violin
Ann Richards Flute
John West Choir, Chorus
Malcolm McNab Trumpet
John F. Hammond Drums
Mark Adams French Horn
Jim Grojean Viola
Nashville Pipes And Drums Bagpipes, Drums
Nashville Studio Orchestra Multi Instruments, Performing Ensemble
Jimmy Lee Solas Bass
Jocelyn Sprouse Violin
Grace Stumb Children's Voices
Tay Tischer Viola
Carrie Wann Violin
Frances Lui Bass
Alex Iles Trombone
Donald Ferrone Bass
Kenneth Kugler Trombone
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Karen Jones Violin
Jon Lewis Trumpet
Raymond Tischer Viola
Technical Credits
Amy Grant Executive Producer
Michael W. Smith Composer
Patrick Williams Arranger, String Arrangements
Ronn Huff Arranger
Franz Gruber Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Terry Christian Engineer
Jennifer Cooke Executive Producer
Steve Hall Remastering
Michael Omartian Arranger, Producer
Gene Puerling Vocal Arrangements
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
John Barlow Jarvis Composer
Tony Christian Engineer
Michael Blanton Executive Producer
Beth Lee Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
Chuck.dsg Hargett Contributor
James Ross Boothe Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy her other two Christmas albums and skip this one!

    Amy Grant's third Christmas offering left me cold. I found it dull and unispired. The first two tracks were the best on the album - it's all downhill after that. Especially annoying are tracks 6 and 7 (''Jingle Bell Rock'' and ''Mister Santa'' respectively). I think I've listened to this album about three times since buying it in 1999. This is coming from a bonafide AG fan: buy her excellent 1983 ''A Christmas Album'' and 1992's release ''Home for Christmas'' and run far from this ''Christmas to [Forget]''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Uplifting Christmas CD

    The title song is the weakest on the CD, ironically. Get past that, and you'll enjoy this CD. It boasts a good mix of songs to help celebrate the Christmas season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another wonderful christmas cd from Amy!

    Amy's voice gets mellower and sweeter each year that passes by - the sensitivity and warmth she lends to this CD makes Christmas special. There are festive songs such as ''Jingle Bell Rock'' and ''Mister Santa''...and there are beautiful songs such as ''Welcome to Our World'' and ''A Christmas to Remember'' that reflect upon all that we are thankful for. Her voice is as wonderful as ever and this CD will NOT disappoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the wonder of Christmas in this CD!

    This CD just arrived 2 days ago and I've already listened to it a dozen times! Amy's sweet voice in this wonderful collection of Christmas songs just completes the holiday for me! She sings some traditional songs and gives them a new lift and I love every one of the new holiday songs she has included as well! Highly recommended!

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