4. Salt of the Sound, And on Earth, Peace
Hong Kong-based duo Salt of the Sound says their mission is to create “‘reflective,’ ambient Christian music that is equally at home in times of personal prayer as in more public contexts.” That is certainly true of this melodic, meditative Christmas album.
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Star of Wonder (Gloria) [feat. Dear Gravity]
5. The Singing Contractors, Building a Christmas to Remember
For a down-home, earthy tone to your Christmas, check out this album from The Singing Contractors, who bring a rockin’, country twist to classics like “Winter Wonderland,” “Joy to the World,” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6. Danny Gokey, The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection
Danny Gokey’s Christmas album starts off with a pensive, piano-driven rendition of “Angels We Have Heard on High.” The collection has quite a few Christmas hymns, including “Noche de Paz” (“Silent Night” in Spanish), as well as some traditional, non-Christian songs.
Angels We Have Heard on High
7. Celtic Woman, The Magic of Christmas
Like others on our list, this album from Celtic Woman contains a mix of traditional Christian and secular Christmas songs. The band’s signature Celtic sound sets this collection apart from the rest, as does their inclusion of songs like the instrumental “Greensleeves” (the tune for “What Child Is This?”) and “Dia Do Bheatha” (a traditional Irish blessing).
Auld Lang Syne
O Come, O Come Emmanuel