It's important to have the mood just right on Christmas Eve and this playlist of female Christmas gospel songs should more than cater for your needs. Mahalia Jackson is the perfect starting point as her faultless vocals, which are shorn of much of the usual background instrumental embellishment, offer a crystal clear distillation of the true meaning of the season. Her two contributions, 'Sweet Little Jesus Boy' and 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', are taken from her 1962 Christmas album 'Silent Night (Songs for Christmas)' which ranks amongst the best festive releases of all time.
For something a little more uptempo Mandisa' 'Feliz Navidad' is as groovy as it gets with the Staple Singers' 'Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas' giving all the family members an opportunity to join in on the singalong. This playlist has something for everyone while all the while retaining the original vision of the season, that being that the primary focus is on the celebration of the arrival of baby Jesus.
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