Christmas Music Monday: Southern Gospel Christmas
It’s Monday again! I say that like you didn’t already know. I’m hoping it hasn’t been too manic for you though. : )
Today’s Christmas Music Monday is focused on my favorite Southern Gospel Christmas albums. Although I’ve listened to a lot of it in my day, my husband has much more knowledge about Southern Gospel than I probably ever will. That still doesn’t stop me from picking a few of my favorites to listen to–especially at Christmastime!
Here are a few of my favorite Southern Gospel Christmas albums and please remember: That One Mom is an Amazon Affiliate and clicking on any of these links will take you to their website. Any purchases via Amazon Affiliate links provide a commission to us at no additional cost to you. Thanks!
Christmas In the Country by Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends. This is not a new album, but it’s another one of those that is timeless. The Gaithers and their Homecoming Friends never disappoint. I’ve been to a few Gaither Homecoming concerts, so I can say that without a doubt! “O Holy Night” is powerful, “Away In a Manger” is precious, and “Another Tender Tennessee Christmas” makes me wish I could spend Christmas there!
Light of the World by The Martins. If I had to pick one Southern Gospel group that is my absolute favorite, The Martins would be it. Their harmonies are like none other! “I Am, You Are” is one of my favorites, but the top spot belongs to “Go Tell.” If you can listen to that without wanting to “praise His holy name,” you have a stronger will than I do!
Joy To The World by Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends. This album is one of the very first that I remember listening to with my boys. It remained a favorite for many years, but I can’t listen to it without remembering how those little voices used to sound. They really liked to sing “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” which came out sounding more like “Bootiful Tar.” My personal favorite is “Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy.” We still sing it the way our babies used to…”They rejoiced with a silly great joy!!” Everybody should rejoice like that on occasion!
O Holy Night by David Phelps. Have you ever heard this guy sing? So very, very beautiful…listen if you get a chance. I can’t say much more than that!
Christmas by The Isaacs. I like bluegrass and the Isaacs have a great sound, so I think this would be a good addition to my Christmas collection.
Because It’s Christmas by Jason Crabb. Jason has a very powerful voice and I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve ever heard him sing. I can’t imagine Christmas tunes would be any different!
Those are a few of my favorites, but now it’s your turn: Do you listen to Southern Gospel music? If so, what are your favorites?