Mark Schultz, “Different Kind of Christmas”

mark-schultz-different-kind-of-christmasContemporary Christian singer-songwriter Mark Schultz, who has made quite a career for himself as a moving storyteller, brings back that magic with “A Different Kind of Christmas,” which tells the heartbreaking story of anyone who’s going through Christmas having lost a loved one.

Schultz, who is responsible for such tear-jerking Christian classics as “Letters from War” and “You Are a child of Mine,” is in fine form, writing lyrics that capture the mixed emotions that come with acknowledging the passing of a loved one around Christmastime.

“As we gather ’round the table, I see the joy on every face, and realize what’s still alive is the legacy you made.” Inspired by the life of Schultz’s father-in-law and his recent passing, may this song comfort those among us who’ve lost someone we love this Christmas.

“Different Kind of Christmas” recently topped the iTunes Christian & Gospel Songs chart. The live music video has received nearly 4.5 million views, 142,000 shares, 18,000 likes and numerous comments from fans and listeners, all within less than a week.

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