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A Christmas Story (1999)


A Christmas Story is the fifth studio and first Christmas album by the female Christian vocal group Point of Grace, released on September 27, 1999 by Word Records. The album is produced by Brown Bannister. The album features several traditional Christmas songs arranged especially for the group, plus some original songs. The group heavily promoted the album, appearing in various national media outlets as well as appearing on Amy Grant's Christmas Tour.

Michael Tait of DC Talk is a featured soloist on the track "Light of the World."

A Christmas Story charted on the Billboard albums charts:


#1 Top Christian Albums

#4 Top Holiday Albums

#35 Billboard 200 Albums


The group was nominated in three categories including Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for A Christmas Story at the 2000 Dove Awards. The album was Gold certified in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


Track listing


1. Joy to the World (instrumental) (Isaac Watts; arranged by Carl Marsh) -0:59

2. When Love Came Down (Chris Eaton) -4:05

3. Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional; arranged by Chris Eaton and Brent Bourgeois) -5:53

4. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow/Sleigh Ride (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn/Leroy

Anderson, Mitchell Parish) -4:10

5. Carol of the Bells/What Child is This? (Mykola Leontovych, Peter Wilhousky/

William Chatterton Dix) -4:56

6. O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) -5:33

7. How Great Our Joy (traditional; arranged by Chris Eaton and Carl Marsh) -1:20

8. Emmanuel, God With Us/O Come O Come Emmanuel) (Nathan and Christy

Nockles, arranged by Carl Marsh) -4:58

9. Light of the World (featured soloist: Michael Tait) (Brent Bourgeois) -4:27

10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Haven Gillespie, John Frederick Coots) -2:36

11. Jingle Bell Rock (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) -3:08

12. Coventry Carol (traditional; arranged by Chris Eaton and Carl Marsh) -2:05

13. One King (Lowell Alexander, Jeff and Gayla Borders) -4:02

14. Not That Far from Bethlehem (Lowell Alexander, Jeff and Gayla Borders) -3:54


Gold certified in 2001.


Personnel


Point of Grace:

Shelly Breen -vocals

Denise Jones -vocals

Terry Jones -vocals

Heather Payne -vocals


Previous release: Steady On (1998)


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