Francesca Battistelli, “Messiah”

Contemporary Christian singer Francesca Battistelli has released Messiah, her 2017 Christmas song and carrier single from her upcoming Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years compilation. Beautiful in its delivery, its highlight for me is when Fran mashes up the chorus of O Come All Ye Faithful into the bridge. A beautiful, surprising, lovely moment for all.

MESSIAH Lyrics
Long awaited precious promise
Son of God and son of man
Heaven’s glory in a manger
Has come to us in Bethlehem

Messiah
Messiah
Baby born to save us all
Messiah
Messiah
On our knees we fall

All we longed for, all we needed
Shining in this child’s eyes
Hope forever, death defeated
Because of this one holy night

Messiah
Messiah
Baby born to save us all
Messiah
Messiah
On our knees we fall

O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

Long awaited precious promise
Coming back again

Messiah
Messiah
Baby born to save us all
Messiah
Messiah
On our knees we fall
On our knees we fall

Danny Gokey, “Mary Did You Know”

Contemporary Christian singer Danny Gokey has released Mary Did You Know as the carrier single of his new Christmas project, Christmas is Here. The eighth season third placer of American Idol has found success as a Contemporary Christian singer, and with Mark Lowry & Buddy Greene’s Mary Did You Know, is set to win more hearts in the Christian genre. His passionate vocals, partnered with brilliant instrumentation from Keith Thomas and that incredible choir in the background, will push this song easily into the Top 10 during Christmas season.

MARY DID YOU KNOW Lyrics
Danny Gokey

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know

The blind will see
The deaf will hear
The dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb
Oh Mary

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding is the Great I Am
The Great I Am, oh
The blind will see
The deaf will hear, and the dead will live again
He’s the Great I Am
He’s moving
He’s healing
Oh, He’s the Great I Am
He shall be called Wonderful Counselor
He’s the Great I Am
There’s healing in His hands
He’s the Great I Am

The Ultimate (Christian) Christmas Song Video Playlist 2013

This 2013 has seen the release of several great Christmas songs from many of our favorite Contemporary Christian artists. Here’s a wide selection of the songs making a dent at Christian AC, Christian Top 40, and Christian Soft AC/Inspo. Enjoy!


Sidewalk Prophets, What a Glorious Night


Owl City, Light of Christmas


Phillips, Craig & Dean, Born is the King (It’s Christmas)


Britt Nicole, O Come All Ye Faithful


Brandon Heath, Just a Girl


Lauren Daigle, Light of the World


For King and Country, Angels We Have Heard on High


Unspoken, Feliz Navidad


Love and the Outcome, Emmanuel


Newsong, White as Snow


Tenth Avenue North featuring Britt Nicole, We Three Kings


All Things New, He Has Come


Matt Maher, O Come O Come Emmanuel


Colton Dixon, Jingle Bells


Jonny Diaz, Asleep in the Hay


Dave Barnes, In Bethlehem


Group 1 Crew, Holly Jolly Christmas


Paul Baloche, Joy to the World/Shout for Joy


Meredith Andrews, Behold the Savior

… and as a bonus!


Pentatonix, Little Drummer Boy

Pentatonix, “Little Drummer Boy”

I am so proud to be a Pentaholic!

Acapella supergroup Pentatonix has scored some remarkable chart ink with the release of its new video, Little Drummer Boy. The video, which has now scored more than 20,000,000 views, helped boost the sales of the track from the group’s Christmas release, PTXmas (Deluxe Edition) to more than 51,000 over the weekend. That, plus the points that the video received through Streaming Songs – it was the most streamed Christmas video on YouTube last week, and second overall to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball – resulted in a #1 debut on the seasonal Holiday 100 chart and a huge #13 debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

Incredible work for an acapella group! So proud of these guys!

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Lyrics
Pentatonix

Britt Nicole, “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Contemporary Christian singer Britt Nicole has released O Come All Ye Faithful to Christian AC. It’s a lovely, heartfelt version, and I love love LOVE the children’s choir singing along with her. It’s such a sweet, sweet version, something I didn’t quite expect from Britt, but I’m so glad she did it. With the strings in the background, Britt’s version of I Come All Ye Faithful tugs at the heartstrings like few other holiday songs can. The song should easily be a top 10 hit – it deserves to be – and I’m trusting it should do extremely well.

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL Lyrics
Britt Nicole

(Verse)
O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels

(Chorus)
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

(Bridge)
Let us come
Let us come
Let us come
Let us come

(Verse)
Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens
Of Heaven above
Glory to God
Glory in the highest

(Chorus)
Come and adore Him
Come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

(Bridge x3)
Let us come
Let us come
Let us come and adore Him

(Chorus)
Come and adore Him
Come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Sidewalk Prophets, “What a Glorious Night”

Sidewalk Prophets has released What a Glorious Night from their new Christmas album, Merry Christmas to You. This week, it rises 29-2, and I think that airplay will ensure this will be the Prophets’ latest #1 song. And it’s a great song; I really enjoyed it! Wasn’t expecting the kind of tempo it had, but it’s really quite an catchy song. It’ll definitely be a favorite at Christian AC, and will be part of my stocking stuffer this Christmas, definitely. Great job, SW!

WHAT A GLORIOUS NIGHT Lyrics
Sidewalk Prophets

The shepherds came to
see the baby
Stood by his mother’s side
Here laid the Savior
inside a manger
Oh what a glorious night
Oh what a glorious night

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah

The shepherds wondered
They couldn’t hide it
Told everyone in sight
All were amazed
When they heard how
God came down on the glorious night
God came down on this glorious night

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah

Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night

Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
I heard that Jesus Christ is born
Yeah Yeah Yeah

All is calm now
All is quiet
A Star shining in the sky
Below in Bethlehem
The king is sleeping
Oh What a Glorious Night
Oh What a Glorious Night

Britt Nicole, “O Holy Night”

Contemporary Christian singer Britt Nicole has had an amazing year. She’s had a Top 10 hit – All This Time, which peaked at number three – and received her first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian album. (Well-deserved, because dang, Gold was amazing.)

She gives her fans a Christmas treat with this acoustic version of O Holy Night. Thanks, Britt. Happy Christmas!

Jeremy Camp, “Joy to the World”

Contemporary Christian star Jeremy Camp has released God With Us, his latest Christmas CD, with Joy to the World as the single to Christian Top 40. It is the second most-added song at radio this week, no surprise, became Camp has always consistently performed well there, and his version is certainly unique.

Camp’s take on Joy to the World is both dramatic and exciting. He introduces several new verses, including a Hallelujah chorus and a bridge taken virtually directly from scripture. No surprise that radio is warming up to this, because in the hustle and bustle of Christmastime, it’s good to be reminded about the birth of our Savior from a Biblical perspective. A quality version of Joy to the World, this one from Mr. Camp.

JOY TO THE WORLD Lyrics
Jeremy Camp

Joy to the world
The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world
The Savior reigns
Let me their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks hills and plains repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Christ is born

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Christ is born

For unto us a child is born
Unto us a Son is given
And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor
The mighty God
The everlasting Father
The Prince of Peace, yeah

And the weight of the world is on His shoulders
And His Kingdom will never end
And the weight of the world is on His shoulders
And His Kingdom will never end

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Christ is born

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Christ is born