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9 must-have Christmas albums from Latter-day Saint artists

by | Nov. 28, 2020

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Whether you're someone who saves all Christmas music until after Thanksgiving or someone who partakes of the Christmas spirit all year round, you can only listen to the same classic songs so many times before they start to lose their magic. The trick is to mix your long-time favorites with a few non-traditional arrangements to keep you in the holiday spirit. Below you'll find a whole selection of Christmas albums from Latter-day Saint artists that you won't get tired of anytime soon!


 Christmas Day in the Morning 

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square as they are joined by Kelli O'Hara, acclaimed Broadway star and frequent performer at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas. The musical selections include charming American folk carols, selections from timeless Broadway productions by Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a breathtaking original composition entitled "Tree of Life," by Mack Wilberg. The production features the unparalleled 360-voice choir exulting in the “Hallelujah Chorus” by George Frideric Handel. Richard Thomas also narrates the heartwarming story “Christmas Day in the Morning,” by Pearl S. Buck.

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 Hark! (Holiday Favorites From Deseret Book) 

Various Artists

Calee Reed, Mercy River, GENTRI, the Nashville Tribute Band, and the Bonner Family are respected Latter-day Saint artists who have produced and sold hundreds of thousands of albums between them, performed on countless stages worldwide, and devoted their significant musical talents to life and inspire. With this collection of holiday favorites, you'll bring a powerful and peaceful spirit into your home this Christmas season.

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 Noël 

Gérald Caussé & Nicolas Giusti

This instrumental album features classic Christmas songs as you've never heard them before. Both accomplished pianists, Nicolas Giusti and Gérald Caussé are a captivating piano duo backed by a full orchestra. Nicolas's arrangements reveal the depth and musicality of his impressive training as an acclaimed international opera conductor and pianist.

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Rejoice!

Calee Reed

 

Calee set out to create a Christmas album that captures the two things most important to her about Christmas: a Christ-centered holiday and a joyful feeling of celebration. She accomplishes both goals with this unforgettable collection of Christmas favorites.

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Christmas

Paul Cardall

With music lovers streaming his songs more than 25 million times a month, it's obvious Paul Cardall knows how to tap emotions through music. The acclaimed composer/pianist does it again with Christmas. Recorded at Nashville's legendary Ocean Way Studios, the classical crossover project features Cardall's spin on such beloved holiday standards as "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Away in a Manger," and " Joy to the World" as well as such compelling originals such as "Son of God" and "Christmas Past."

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Winter in the Air

David Archuleta

Singing sensation David Archuleta channels his contagious positive energy in a collection of Christmas favorites and originals that celebrate the joy and true meaning of the season.

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O Holy Night

Nathan Pacheco

Experience the wonder and joy of the Christmas season like never before with the first full-length Christmas album from Billboard-chart-topping tenor Nathan Pacheco. These emotional renditions will add new life to Christmas classics like “Joy to the World,” “Silver Bells,” and “Winter Wonderland.”

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Merry: A Nashville Tribute to Christmas 

The Nashville Tribute Band

    

With their first Christmas album, the gifted musicians of the Nashville Tribute Band perform in a style that brings celebration and a true sense of joy to classic Christmas songs as well as several moving originals. Their signature tight harmonies, powerful Nashville-style production, and creative arrangements make for a must-have Christmas album to help celebrate the season in your home.

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Finding Christmas 

GENTRI

Finding Christmas features classics like “The First Noel,” “O Holy Night,” and, of course, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” all arranged and produced in GENTRI’s sweepingly epic and joyful style. The title track, “Finding Christmas,” is a poignant original song—a reminder of the deeper meaning in this time of year. This album will help you feel the true joy of Christmas that comes from celebrating the love and peace of the season.

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