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It's Christmas (2008)

It's Christmas is the second studio and Christmas album by Christian singer Mandisa, released on October 14, 2008 by Sparrow Records. It is Mandisa's one and only Christmas release, following up her Christmas EP, Christmas Joy. Both "What Christmas Means to Me" and "Christmas Makes Me Cry" appear on this album, along with some additional Christmas songs including "Christmas Day" featuring Michael W. Smith (from Smith's Christmas album It's a Wonderful Christmas).

In 2012, It's Christmas was reissued as a Christmas Angel Edition, replacing "O Holy Night," that was on the original release, with "Angels We Have Heard On High" and three new additional tracks: "What Child is This?," "Somebody's Angel" and the title song. "Angels..." was originally an exclusive track on iTunes when customers pre-ordered the digital release. It's Christmas debuted and peaked at number 37 on the Top Christian Albums in 2008 and in 2012 with the Christmas Angel Edition, it peaked at number 85 on the Billboard 200 Albums and number 18 on the Top Holiday Albums charts.

Track listing on the Christmas Angel Edition

1. It's Christmas (Mandisa Lynn Hundley, Christopher Stevens, David Garcia)


2. What Christmas Means to Me (Anna Gordy Gaye, George Gordy, Allen Story)


3. Somebody's Angels (Ben Glover) -3:29

4. Christmas Bell Medley -5:07

Silver Bells (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)

Carol of the Bells (traditional)

Caroling, Caroling (Alfred Burt, Wihla Hutson)

5. Feliz Navidad/Joy to the World (José Feliciano/Isaac Watts) -3:25

6. Angels We Have Heard on High (Edward S.   Barnes) -3:44

7. Christmas Makes Me Cry (featuring Matthew West) (Matthew West) -4:44

8. Little Drummer Boy (Harry Simeone, Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati)


9. Christmas Day (featuring Michael W. Smith) (Michael W. Smith) -3:21

10. What Child Is This? (traditional) -3:22

11. Mary's Little Boy Child (Jester Hairston) -3:47

12. Children, Go Where I Send Thee (traditional) -4:37

Production credits

Brown Bannister - producer (tracks 4 -8, 11 and 12)

Christopher Stephens -producer (tracks 1, 3, and 10)

David Garcia -co-producer (tracks 1 and 10)

Drew and Shannon -producers (track 2)

Michael W. Smith and David Hamilton -producers (track 9)

Radio singles

2009 "Angels We Have Heard On High" -#29 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

2012 -2013 "It's Christmas" -#2 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #2 Billboard

Christian Airplay, #2 Billboard Christian AC Airplay

Previous release: Christmas Joy EP (2007)

Next release: Freedom (2009)

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