Anyone watch the American Music Awards last night? Any thoughts? They did some pretty cool stuff visually. I especially liked what they did with Snow Patrol. Below are links to new Christmas music for this year. I love finding good modern arrangements of Christmas carols.

Sanctus Real celebrates Christmas with a brand new rendition of “Silent Night.” Sanctus Real - Unexpected Gifts: 12 New Sounds of Christmas - Silent Night

Todd Agnew’s album Do You See What I See brings you 11 songs, each from a different perspective of someone involved in the birth of Christ.


Steven Curtis Chapman – All I Really Want For Christmas
A new collection of original and traditional holiday favorites including the title track, “All I Really Want,” the story of a little orphan boy’s one item wish list to Santa, asking not for toys at Christmastime but for a family.

Third Day – Christmas Offerings
Following the latest CD Wherever You Are, Third Day is out with their first Christmas CD. The next installment of the Offerings worship series provides a unique blend of Christmas classics and new songs written by the band.

Unexpected Gifts
This delightful Christmas album includes songs by Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Avalon, and Rebecca St. James and 2 brand NEW recordings by Sanctus Real and Starfield as well as Shawn McDonald’s “O Holy Night” (never available on CD).


Mercy Me – The Christmas Sessions
One of CCM’s most loved and best selling bands delivers their first Christmas album. Featuring classic titles and contemporary yet recognizable melodies, MercyMe puts their stamp on your Christmas favorites. Includes the songs God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Silent Night, White Christmas and Winter Wonderland.

Leigh Nash – Wishing For This (digital EP) Leigh Nash - Wishing for This - Wishing for This
Leigh Nash’s enchanting voice offers a peaceful escape from the holiday rush with the release of her first holiday EP entitled Wishing For This, now available on iTunes.

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For more Christmas worship ideas, read my “December Is What You Make It” article.

Greg Atkinson

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