Let the Christmas music begin!!!
1) Josh Garrels—The Light Came Down https://joshgarrels.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-came-down Listen on Bandcamp or stream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skUUMWb2uvw&list=PL4bOHSxPfve7X0lXDfcoml_95Wn2a9bO5
This album just came out the day after Thanksgiving! I’ve been listening to it alot, and I love it!
Recommended tracks: May You Find a Light, Shepherd’s Song, Hosanna
I really love this song. Like, a lot! I love the cello and the harmonies, and the power of the lyrics. I’ve been listening to it on repeat this month. It’s one of those songs that fills you with hope!
3) Branches— Songs for Christmas https://soundslikebranches.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-christmas
This album is one of my favorite Christmas albums, probably because it is rambunctious, joyful, has a banjo here and there, and is also solemn and serious when it needs to be.
Recommended tracks: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Oh Holy Night
4) Seeker and Servant—Sound of Joy EP http://noisetrade.com/sands/sound-of-joy-ep
Another of my favorite Christmas Eps! “A homey batch of songs for the Christmas season. This EP consists of two new original tracks inspired by Luke 2 (the Christmas story) and a live rendition of O Holy Night.” —S&S
Recommended tracks: Sound of Joy
5) Bebo Norman— Christmas… From the Realms of Glory https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCBGvPpRnDrBate1i373rYeYuF_Djgwg
A friend introduced this to me last year, and I’ve fallen in love with this album!
Recommended tracks: Come and Worship, Born to Die, What Child is This, and Silver Bells