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A Christmas Song (1992)

Updated: Dec 16, 2023


A Christmas Song is the first Christmas album by Christian singer - songwriter Russ Taff. It is his one and only album released in 1992 on the Sparrow Records label.


The album contains a mix of sacred and traditional Christmas songs done in big band style and jazz, reminiscent of the crooners of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

Taff and his wife Tori dedicated the song "What a Wonderful World" (made famous by singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong in 1967) to their newborn daughter Madeleine Rose Taff who was born in the summer of 1992 while making this album. The album is produced by Taff's guitarist James Hollihan, Jr. A concert video was also released of the same name featuring Taff and his band performing at a nightclub. A Christmas Song climbed to number 6 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.


Track listing


1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) -4:34

2. Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional; arranged by Russ Taff and James Hollihan, Jr.) -2:57

3. The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) -2:19

4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Traditional; arranged by Russ Taff and James Hollihan, Jr.) -4:01

5. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) -4:01

6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) -2:39

7. White Christmas (Irving Berlin) -3:51

8. What Child Is This? (Traditional: arranged by Russ Taff and James Hollihan, Jr.)

-2:41

9. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Edmund Sears, Richard Storrs Willis) -4:07

10. What a Wonderful World (George Douglass, George David Weiss) -2:27


Previous release: Under Their Influence (1991)


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