Lest we forget where it all began and that without that momentous event in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago we wouldn’t have had Christmas at all. So it is inevitable that Christian pop artists have supplied us with an alternative set of Christmas songs that focus on the real meaning of the season. You find plenty of earnest reflection on these spiritually rich Christmas songs. Many of the compositions are faithful retellings of traditional carols that have been given an authentic stamp of approval from today’s Christian pop stars. There are also plenty of originals amongst the well-trodden Christmas airs with Nashville’s Brandon Heath affecting an emotional performance on his ‘The Night Before Christmas’. Much more fluffy and sweet is Jamie Grace’s ‘Christmas Together’ with its descending set of melodies on a chorus that marks it out as one of best recent Christian Pop Christmas Songs. And we couldn’t let the occasion pass without mentioning one of this genre’s most famous artists Michael W. Smith who has shown a particular gift for capturing the essence of a Christian Christmas, something that ‘Anthem For Christmas’ so adeptly illustrates.
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