Christmas at Home EP (2022)
Updated: Oct 27
Christmas at Home is a six-song Christmas extended play by Christian singer - songwriter Michael W. Smith. It was released on November 4, 2022 by Rocketown Records/The Fuel Music.
According to a review from Amazon: "Smith returns with a heartfelt Christmas EP inspired by thoughts of Christmases past and future. Christmas at Home features six brand new Christmas standards that will awaken the listener's Christmas memories and remind them why we celebrate this most beautiful of seasons. The EP started with the song 'Freeze The Frame,' written by Smith and Tony Wood painting pictures of family moments around the holidays where we all just wish everything would just slow down so they could be enjoyed just a bit longer. Once that song was written, the others just flowed out of Smith and inspired him to bring his kids and grandchildren. As the final project came together five of the six songs on the EP ended up featuring multiple collaborations with his children."
All six songs, with the exception of the radio edit of "Christmas is Here," will appear on Smith's next full-length Christmas album Every Christmas (2023).
Smith won the Dove Award for Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for Christmas at Home at the 54th GMA Dove Awards.
Track listing on the Digital Edition
1. The Night Before... (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith) -0:42
2. Christmas is Here (Michael W. Smith, Anna Bovi) -3:27
3. Freeze the Frame (Michael W. Smith, Tony Wood) -3:52
4. The Star (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith) -4:39
5. God with God (Michael W. Smith, Tony Wood, David Hamilton) -4:11
6. Christmas at Wildwood (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith) -2:01
7. Christmas is Here (radio edit) -3:02
Michael W. Smith -producer (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7)
Mark Campbell -producer (track 3)
David Hamilton -producer (track 5)
Dove Award -Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year (Christmas at Home EP)
2022 -2023 "Christmas is Here" -#41 Billboard Christian Airplay, #23 Billboard
Christian AC Airplay
Previous release: Worship Forever (2021)
Next release: Every Christmas (2023)