Four Christmas albums to freshen up your listening this season
We love that Christmas is a time for us to gather around familiar and joyous songs. Here are four tried-and-tested Christmas albums that are totally worth a listen this December:
The Peace Project by Hillsong Worship (2017)
This is the fifth Christmas project from Hillsong Worship, and it’s pretty brilliant. “Christmas is God’s peace project… we as the church now carry the responsibility to be and carry God’s peace project to the rest of world” said worship leader Brooke Ligertwood in a video interview.
New songs like Prince of Heaven reflect this vision, alongside fresh remixes of classics such as Joy to the World and a medley of Silent Night with Hillsong favourite Savior King.
These Christmas Lights by Matt Redman (2016)
These Christmas Lights features a stack of all-new Christmas worship songs, mixed with familiar carol choruses. It’s a beautiful chance to get taken up into the Christmas story and experience it for yourself, as you worship along to songs such as His Name Shall Be and Glory Hallelujah.
“Some of the very best worship songs move from a place of re-enactment to a stage of realization – in other words, not just recounting what happened, but actually placing ourselves inside the story and singing of what that means for you and me, here and now,” said Matt Redman.
Christmas | LIVE from Phoenix by for KING & COUNTRY (2017)
This live worship album is positively Christmassy. For King & Country’s vocally driven, folk-pop music is fun and easy to sing along with while you go about your Christmas activities.
There is a mix of Christmas songs you’ll know, such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and newbies like Won’t You Come (Interlude), which is one of my favourites and a great worship song for the season of Advent [LINK TO ADVENT BLOG].
Campfire Christmas by Rend Collective (2014)
My toddler and I are big fans of Rend Collective’s joyful, danceable music (danceable is a real word, and particularly worth using at Christmas, in my opinion).
Surprisingly, this is the most acoustic, chill feeling album on this list. Renditions of O Come All Ye Faithful and O Holy Night are great for a relaxing Christmas evening. Fans of Rend Collective’s foot-stompers will also enjoy Joy To The World (You Are My Joy) and Ding Dong Merrily on High.
Written by Alice Clarke