Home for Christmas (1992)
Updated: Nov 7
Home for Christmas is the tenth studio and second Christmas album by Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released on October 6, 1992 by Myrrh and A&M Records.
It is Grant's second Christmas album (her first since 1983's A Christmas Album) featuring traditional holiday songs and original compositions. Released after the success of Grant's 1991 album Heart in Motion, Home for Christmas performed better than Heart in Motion on the Top 200 Albums chart in Billboard magazine climbing to number two. Home for Christmas topped both the Top Christian Albums and Top Holiday Albums charts. One of the original songs "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" was ranked at number 43 by CCM Magazine in their 2006 book The 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music. The album was certified 3x platinum selling 3 million copies in the United States.
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) -2:36
2. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Edward Pola, George Wyle) -2:26
3. Joy to the World/Born Unto Us a Child Is Born (Isaac Watts, George Frideric Handel) -2:33
4. Breathe of Heaven (Mary's Song) (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -5:29
5. O Come All Ye Faithful (John Francis Wade) -3:01
6. Grown-Up Christmas List (David Foster, Linda Thompson; additional lyrics by Amy Grant) -5:00
7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks) -2:07
8. Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Dick Smith) -2:17
9. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) -3:27
10. The Night Before Christmas (Carly Simon) -3:52
11. Emmanuel, God with Us (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton, Robert Marshall) -4:56
12. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (instrumental) (Johann Sebastian Bach) -4:47
Brown Bannister -producer
Ronn Huff -producer (tracks 2 and 3)
Gold certified in 1992.
Platinum certified 3x in 1997.
1992 "Breathe of Heaven (Mary's Song)" -#1 Christian AC
Previous release: Heart in Motion (1991)
Next release: House of Love (1994)
Watch the music video of "Grown-Up Christmas List" here: