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Christmas (Sparrow Records album) (1988)

Updated: Mar 3

Christmas is a 1988 compilation Christmas album released by Sparrow Records.

It features CCM artists' interpretation of the best-known Christmas songs done in their genres like rock ("Jingle Bell Rock" by Geoff Moore), pop ("O Holy Night" by Steve Camp), R&B ("Silent Night, Holy Night" by BeBe & CeCe Winans) and even mariachi ("Winter Wonderland" by Steve Taylor). Christmas also contains an original composition called "Home for the Holidays" sung by the participating artists on this album.

Christmas earned Grammy nominations for individual performances by American R&B singer Deniece Williams for Best Gospel Performance, Female for her rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear" and Christian gospel music duo BeBe & CeCe Winans for Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group for "Silent Night, Holy Night." The album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. A majority of the tracks were produced by Billy Smiley of White Heart, along with other various producers.

Track listing

1. Silent Night, Holy Night (BeBe & CeCe Winans) (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr) -5:29

2. Home for the Holidays (Margaret Becker, Steve Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman,

Geoff Moore, White Heart and BeBe & CeCe Winans) (Peter York, Richard Souther) -4:24

3. Little Drummer Boy (White Heart) (Harry Simeone, Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati) -4:23

4. What Child Is This (Michael Card) (William Chatterton Dix) -2:50

5. Do You Hear What I Hear? (Deniece Williams) (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne) -4:14

6. Winter Wonderland (Steve Taylor) (Felix Bernard, Richard Bernhard Smith)


7. O Come O Come Emmanuel (Margaret Becker) (traditional; arranged by

Margaret Becker and Billy Smiley) -4:55

8. O Holy Night (Steve Camp) (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) -4:10

9. The First Noel (Tim Miner) (traditional; additional lyrics by Tim Miner, Cindy Cruse, Tommy Sims) -4:39

10. Jingle Bell Rock (Geoff Moore) (Joe Beal, Jim Booth) -3:04

11. Away in a Manger (Steven Curtis Chapman) (traditional; arranged by Steven Curtis Chapman) -4:19

12. Angels We Have Heard on High (Margaret Becker, Steven Curtis Chapman,

Geoff Moore, White Heart and BeBe Winans) (Edward S. Barnes) -3:28

Production credits

Billy Smiley -producer (tracks 1-3, 7, 8, 10-12)

Norbert Putnam –producer (track 4)

Roby Duke and Brad Westering –producers (track 5)

Steve Taylor –producer (track 6)

Tim Miner and Tommy Sims – producers (track 9)

Radio singles

1988 -1989 "Home for the Holidays" -#31 Christian AC

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