Point of Grace is an all-female Christian band (that I honestly haven’t kept up with over the years) that dropped one of my most favorite Christmas albums. It’s a classic to me and symbolizes the wonder and magnificence of Christmas. With a mix of Jesus-based songs and standard holiday fare, A Christmas Story is an all-around great Christmas album from a Christian group. Below is “Emmanuel, God With Us,” a beautiful song about reaching out to a stranger during the holiday season.
One of my favorite albums of the Christmas season is Amy Grant’s A Christmas to Remember. One of the songs that always gets me into the swing of Christmas is “Christmas Can’t Be Very Far Away.” It’s probably not apropos for those who don’t really have family around but it reminds me of the time that I will share with my family and quite frankly, enjoy good food.
Leigh Nash, a member of the pop group Sixpence None the Richer, worked on a side project called Fauxliage. It was never a mainstream hit but it’s a beautiful album with pop gems that I think any pop buff (or Sixpence None the Richer fan) would appreciate.
The following is a song called “Let It Go,” which reminds me of deep, unsatisfied longing.
One of my favorite artists is Norah Jones, who formed a side band called The Little Willies after the launch of her successful solo career. I’ve seen The Little Willies in concert and it was an enjoyable experience to hear them live. One of my favorite songs, a slower, easygoing song, by them is called “Roll On.” Take a listen and see what you think.
Y’all don’t know how much I love me some Britney Spears. Ever since her mental health breakdown back in the late 2000s, I’ve been praying for the girl and following her career ever since. One of my favorite songs is NOT any of her earlier hits but one from the past few years, an album called Circus. And while I love the title track, I also really like the song, “Blur,” which I feel like has deeper meaning than the lyrics actually say. Judge for yourself.