It's a Wonderful Christmas (2007)
Updated: Oct 8
It's a Wonderful Christmas is the fifteenth studio and third Christmas album by Christian singer -songwriter Michael W. Smith, released on October 16, 2007 by Reunion Records.
It is Smith's third Christmas album and his first since 1998's Christmastime. Smith and music composer -arranger David Hamilton produced the album. It's a Wonderful Christmas features four choirs and a 65-piece orchestra. About half the album is instrumental pieces and features American CCM/Gospel singer and American Idol finalist Mandisa performing a duet with Smith on the song "Christmas Day."
The album peaked at number two on both the Billboard Top Christian Albums and Top Holiday Albums charts and peaked at number 54 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Smith won a Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year for It's a Wonderful Christmas at the 39th GMA Dove Awards.
All songs written and composed by Michael W. Smith, except where noted.
1. Christmas Angels -3:51
2. It's a Wonderful Christmas (instrumental) (Michael W. Smith, David Hamilton) -5:06
3. The Promise -5:06
4. Song for the King (instrumental) -4:19
5. Christmas Day (featuring Mandisa) -3:21
6. A Highland Carol (instrumental) -2:20
7. Sing Noel, Sing Hallelujah -3:41
8. What Child Is This? (instrumental) (traditional; arranged by Michael W. Smith)
9. Son of God -4:49
10. Audrey's Gift (instrumental) -1:50
11. All Year Long -2:40
Dove Award -Christmas Album of the Year (It's a Wonderful Christmas)
2007 -2008 "Christmas Day" featuring Mandisa -#18 Billboard AC, #2 Billboard Christian Songs, #2 Billboard Christian Airplay, #1 Billboard Christian AC Airplay
Previous release: Stand (2006)
Next release: A New Hallelujah (2008)