The WOW series of albums feature contemporary Christian music performed by Christian artists. The two earlier WOW Christmas albums, WOW Christmas: Red (2002) and WOW Christmas: Green (2005), have now been joined in September this year by WOW Christmas (2011).
The latest offering has favourites such as Joy to the World, The First Noel and O Little Town of Bethlehem included in the total of 32 songs on the two-CD package. Artists include Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin and Natalie Grant.
|Enya: And Winter Came|
Although not specifically a Christmas album, And Winter Came, has a winter theme in a style unique to Enya.
The twelve tracks, including an Irish language track Oíche Chiúin, all reflect on winter. In typical Enya fashion, the music builds on walls of sound filled with cathedral-like echoes and multi-layered vocals.
|Michael Buble. Christmas|
Always a great favourite, Michael Buble has released a special Christmas album, featuring 15 of the best Christmas songs of all time. The impressive track listing includes White Christmas, on which Michael is joined by Shania Twain. With the Puppini Sisters, he performs Jingle Bells.
Other songs to get you into the Christmas mood include Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Silent Night.
|Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Trans Siberian Orchestra|
This is an eclectic combination of progressive rock, classical, holiday and symphonic.
Released in 1996, the album is a rock opera telling the story of a young man who wanders into a bar on Christmas Eve, where he meets an old man who tells a strange story of the effects of Christmas on humans.
Using familiar classical music, the musicians, basically the prog-rock group Savatage, have added new songs and arrangements to make a stunning album.
|Frank Sinatra: The Sinatra Christmas Album|
Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without a Frank Sinatra record and his Christmas album is perfect for the holiday season. It was originally released back in 1957, under the title of A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra. This re-release under the new title stands the test of time.
Featuring the classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, it’s the perfect music to listen to as you relax and partake in your Christmas feast.
Sit back, enjoy and let the spirit flow. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!