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A Christmas to Remember (1999)

Updated: Feb 4


A Christmas to Remember is the thirteenth studio and third Christmas album by Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released on October 19, 1999 by Myrrh and A&M Records.


It is Grant's third Christmas album, and her first since 1992's Home for Christmas, featuring some traditional songs but mostly originals. The album is produced by Michael Omartian and with orchestral arrangements by Patrick Williams. An early release of the CD was sold exclusively at Target stores and featured a cover of The Carpenter's song "Merry Christmas Darling" as a hidden bonus track.


A primetime television special, Amy Grant: A Christmas to Remember, aired on the CBS network on December 15, 1999 to promote the album. Special guests include 98 Degrees, CeCe Winans and Tony Bennett. The album topped the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and climbed to number 36 on the Top 200 Albums and number 3 on the Top Holiday Albums charts. Notably, A Christmas to Remember was released just a couple of months after her divorce from Gary Chapman.


Track listing


1. A Christmas to Remember (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton, Beverly Darnall) -4:21

2. Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away (Roger Cook, Wayne Jackson) -3:15

3. Silent Night (Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber) -3:46

4. Christmas Lullaby (I Will Lead You Home) (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -3:10

5. Highland Cathedral (instrumental) (Ulrich Roever, Michael Korb) -2:49

6. Jingle Bell Rock (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) -2:25

7. Mister Santa (Pat Ballard) -2:30

8. 'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again (John Barlow Jarvis, Randy Goodrum)

-5:04

9. Gabriel's Oboe (instrumental) (Ennio Morricone) -2:14

10. Welcome to Our World (Chris Rice) -2:56

11. Agnus Dei (Michael W. Smith) -6:15


Gold certified in 2000.


Previous release: Behind the Eyes (1997)


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