Christmas Album 2017

I do not hide nor do I try to minimize my love and loyalty to Jesus the Christ.  My life has been and will continue to be led by his teachings, his example, and his guidance.  To this end, I love music about Jesus.  I especially enjoy the music of Christmas.  And every year I try to highlight a new Christmas record worth listening to.

This year, the winner hands down is Randall Goodgame’s “Sing the Bible Family Christmas.”  The record tells the story of Christmas through the actual words of Scripture.  My kids sing along, and while enjoying themselves, they are also learning the words of everlasting life.  It is something as a father listening to my children sing, “Glory, glory, glory to God.  In the Highest!”  They are singing with the angels.  Tears may be present on this hard man’s face.  

Not only do my children sing and learn, but I have learned more scripture this month than all year.  The songs are easy to sing.  Which means I am actually learning entire passages of Scripture.  I am hiding God’s word in my heart, that I might not sin against Him.

Not only that, but the music is a balance of beauty and childishness.  There are songs with a goofy happy tune.  But there are also songs of simple beauty that are hauntingly evocative.  

If you have young children.  If you like Christmas.  If you love the Bible and want to have it sung over you.  This is an album you have to add to your Christmas rotation.  

-Ernesto Alaniz

P.S.  This is the 3rd album in the Sing the Bible series, so there is more sing-songy fun for your family after Christmas ends.

Honorable Mentions: A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe by Pentatonix, Warmer in the Winter by Lindsey Stirling.